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As millions of Americans celebrated President Biden’s inauguration, some of my former colleagues in the health insurance industry were quietly celebrating some news of their own: their most profitable year ever.  That’s right: insurance companies made a fortune during a pandemic. 
Seventy-five percent of Democrats support “Medicare for all.” But the American health care industry appears to have pushed Democratic leaders away from backing House candidates who would support universal public health insurance. This backhanded approach occurs as key lobbies for the industry have united in opposition to single-payer with...
The pharmaceutical industry has reinforced its clout on Capitol Hill with campaign contributions that heavily support incumbents in both parties. That figure came to a total of $62.7 million during the 2016 election cycle, according to the OpenSecrets database. The largest drug companies lean, in particular, toward the members of...
The Chamber of Commerce brand is synonymous with small town pride and locally-owned businesses, but a new report reveals that these business organizations are really working for the corporate health insurance industry. The report from the Campaign for New York Health and the New...
As of January 1 of this year, under the UN Charter, nuclear weapons have been declared illegal — both their possession and their use, putting them in the same status as chemical and biological weapons, but because none of the 86 signatory nations have nukes, and because...
Washington Post associate editor Bob Woodward speaks with Susan Dentzer of the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy at the America's Health Insurance Plans' annual institute and expo in Nashville, Tennessee, on June 20.   As another presidential election cycle shifts into high gear, the nation's largest special interest organizations will...
As a former health insurance exec who quit the business, let me tell you: No one will be more excited about the new COVID-19 package than my old friends in the corporate insurance industry.  It would funnel $48 billion of taxpayer money to them,...
Lack of disclosure and outrageous claims are usually giveaways that a scientific study has corporate fingerprints.
The Darkest Money In Washington: Business Groups Spend More On Advocacy And Consulting Than Lobbying
The coveted treat was quietly delivered by lawmakers who had long sought oil extraction in wildlife refuge.
Democrats and Republicans just made it easier for America's financial institutions to repeat risky mistakes that led to the last economic meltdown. Many in Congress who voted in favor of the plan also happened to get money from those who benefit: the banks.
“Carried interest” provision puts billions into the pockets of Wall Street’s wealthiest players.
Where you live — and the overall health of the economy there — is a factor in how recession impacts you. This map reveals how your state has improved (or not) over the last six years or so. Click through the map labels at top to see each of...
Tarbell is highlighting the government fines and penalties businesses pay when they engage in fraudulent or criminal behavior. Often, these fines are just a small part of the firms’ annual revenue and don’t actually serve as a deterrent. To these companies, it’s just the cost of doing business. For Facebook,...
Republican lawmakers took care of friends, including President Trump and other wealthy property owners and developers
Epic lobby effort led to big win on an issue long sought by corporate interests in Washington.
Most experts predict the next recession will hit America in 2020. Are you ready?