Tag: prices

The Sick Paying for the Healthy: How Insurance Companies Drive Up Drug Prices

The system is crumbling over its own rate. Faced with angry consumers and impending political reforms, the massive corporations that shape the way we pay for medicine are clamoring to preserve their public image, profit margins and political clout — often by pointing the finger of blame at each other. The poster child for the …

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Midday open thread: EPA workforce reduced to Reagan level; oil prices rise, briefly, above $70

Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The Trump anthem:  • What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … Republicans’ lessons for Democrats: Next president must ‘look backwards’ at GOP crimes, by Jon Perr Oprah, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and how to adjust to change, by David Akadjian Let’s keep our eyes on the ball, Oprah is just …

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A slew of cable companies are going to hike prices for the new year—Merry no consumer protections!

A couple of weeks ago Comcast gave a half-assed denial on leaked reports of upcoming price hikes to their cable services for this coming 2018. It was a bad sign of what we all knew was coming, the continuing deregulation of the cable industry typified by the end of net neutrality protections, and the general …

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Trump’s health secretary pick helped raise insulin prices 325 percent

While the House spent the week working and voting on their tax plan that would immediately slash $ 25 billion out of Medicare and the Senate working on their tax plan that would take insurance away from 13 million people, popular vote loser Donald Trump was busy on the health care front, too. He named …

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