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OP-ED | A Not Very Modest Health Care Reform Proposal: Give All The Money To The Hospitals

Healthcare analyst John Canham-Clyne says that beyond our country’s failure to cover everyone, a key defining feature of American health care is the development of large private hospital systems that exercise monopoly pricing power. These companies – most still legally “not-for-profit” – have not only been buying each other up, they now employ the majority of physicians in this country.

Posted inHealth Care

Advocacy Groups Urge Federal Intervention in Medicaid/Medicare Advertising Targeting Vulnerable Populations

In a joint effort to protect the rights and well-being of low-income older adults and people with disabilities in Connecticut who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, advocacy organizations have called upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to address alleged misleading advertising practices by UnitedHealthcare and initiate a nationwide investigation into similar advertising strategies by insurance companies offering Medicare Advantage plans.