The Real Driver of Healthcare Spending

By Edward M. Murphy, Commonwealth Magazine. Cartoon: Khalil Bendib / Other Words An inefficiency gap is boosting costs — and profits. The health care debates that occurred in Washington over the past year were largely irrelevant to what’s happening in the health care marketplace. Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act but they made some changes that […]

Creating a Healthcare System that ends Class Privilege

By Benjamin Y. Fong and Dustin Guastella, Huffington Post. Above photo: MONTY FRESCO VIA GETTY IMAGES British Health Minister Aneurin Bevan presents a certificate to Nurse Johnson, one of the successful nurses of the County Nurses’ Examination of the Middlesex County Council, in June 1947. The U.K. Created A Health Care System To End Class Privilege. America […]

Health Insurers are Data-Mining to raise Rates

By Marshall Allen, ProPublica. Health Insurers Are Vacuuming Up Details About You — And It Could Raise Your Rates Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even […]