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On cue, Virginia punts on redistricting reform

Senate Republican Leader Thomas Norment Jr.

Senator William Stanley Jr.

Virginia’s legislative attempt to address gerrymandering came to its expected futile end May 18 when Democratic Governor Ralph Northam vetoed a bill that would have made minor changes in the criteria the (for now) GOP-controlled General Assembly must use to draw districts. 1,105 more words

You can’t handle the truth 💊💉 about prescription drugs

Pure Paul Krugman logic:

“It’s true that simply granting Medicare the right to negotiate prices wouldn’t do much by itself. We’d also have to give Medicare some bargaining power, probably including the right to refuse to cover drugs whose prices are exorbitant.

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Oregon insurers propose modest Obamacare rate increases

Oregon’s seven Obamacare insurers are asking for an average nearly 8 percent rate increase for 2019, with some plans calling for hikes of as much as 16 percent. 8 more words

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Obamacare Still Lingers

Obamacare attempted the unimaginable: defying the laws of economics. It failed:

One undeniable aspect of the clearly misnamed Affordable Care Act is that it has driven up premiums, which have roughly doubled since the law’s inception.

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Trump's broken promises to working Americans

When Donald Trump ran for President, it was on an economic populist platform that, in many ways, put him well to the left of Hillary Clinton and of any Republican since Richard Nixon. 556 more words

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PART 1 – THE CONTEXT : The Current Healthcare Market Environment In India

In this first of the three part blog post series, I am describing the changing market conditions in Indian healthcare and outlining associated issues that you need to need to address as Medical Director, CEO or Board member of the healthcare delivery organizations you lead. 1,493 more words

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