President Obama started to see a real drop in his job approval rating when it become clear the problems with the federal exchanges were more extensive than first thought.
|By: Jon Walker Friday January 24, 2014 12:53 pm|
|By: Peter Van Buren Thursday January 16, 2014 9:08 am|
Your doctor does not need your authorization to share your health information with the government. If the NSA asks for it, they get it. I found no provision requiring your medical provider to tell you the information was passed to the government.
|By: Jon Walker Monday January 13, 2014 9:15 am|
It sounds like the Spanish version of Healthcare.gov was basically created by a middle school student who only realized at midnight there was a Spanish class assignment due the next day.
|By: Jon Walker Monday December 23, 2013 8:09 am|
By an almost 2-1 margin people now oppose the law.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday December 21, 2013 4:00 pm|
According to the National Partnership for Women and Families (NPWF), just 12 percent of American workers can take paid leave time to tend to an illness in their household, and only about 40 percent can get time off for themselves through employer-sponsored disability coverage. This gap affects about two-fifths of the private sector workforce, or 40 million people—a vast deficit compared to many other industrialized countries, where paid leave is routine.
Now, though, some lawmakers are recognizing that taking a few weeks off to deal with a health challenge shouldn’t hurt your paycheck. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have sponsored legislation to establish a nationwide paid family leave insurance program that would partially protect the wages of workers who take time off for the medical needs of themselves or their families.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday December 5, 2013 7:35 am|
The simple fact is the law was unpopular while it was being drafted. It was unpopular when it was passed. It was unpopular for three years before it was implemented. While when Democrats were given their one chance to make a second first impression they completely fumbled the roll out.
|By: Anti-Capitalist Meetup Sunday December 1, 2013 5:20 pm|
This week has a certain nostalgia for me. I am working the last four shifts in my home, Humboldt County. Nestled between pristine redwoods and dramatic cliffs overlooking the west coast of California, I want to stay here, but cannot. I am feeling the full force of the United States health care crisis. In the four years I have worked here eight of ten obstetricians in the southern half of the county have left, and now I find I am one of them.
|By: Jeff Connaughton Saturday April 13, 2013 1:59 pm|
Edward Luce’s book has been widely praised as carefully balanced and filled with evocative analysis and reportage. With a cast of dozens of academic, business and governmental thinkers, it wrestles with America’s relative economic decline, how the global economy is increasingly siphoning away America’s ability to innovate and manufacture, and a wide range of U.S. policy failures from education to healthcare to reinventing government. Too often Internet-entranced readers like me look for distillations to digest quickly, rather than dwell on the fascinating interviews, anecdotal treasure chest, and hard-nosed analyses in Mr. Luce’s detailed yet highly entertaining book.
|By: Jcoleman Monday March 25, 2013 1:05 pm|
Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the US and one of the largest in the world, is once again embroiled in controversy over shady treatment of employees.
In 2007, Peabody Energy created Patriot Coal, a spin-off company comprised of Peabody’s eastern US mines. According to lawsuits involving the United Mine Workers (UMW), Patriot was formed as a place to stash union mines in West Virginia and the Midwest, along with the significant pension and health-care obligations that these eastern mines held.
|By: DSWright Monday March 11, 2013 9:25 am|
Due to the widespread and continual use of antibiotics bacteria have evolved (I said it) to be resistance to the current drugs in circulation. Drug resistant bacteria can only be neutralized with newer drugs. Unfortunately there has been something of a slow down in the development of new antibiotic drugs leading some in the medical community to now warn that drug-resistant bacteria represent a serious threat.