Analysis, Health care 12.27.2018
District Court Ruling Against the ACA Would End Popular Benefits
Without the protections in the Affordable Care Act, many would find themselves back in the “bad old days.”
Health care 12.27.2018
Dangerous Drug Shortages Threaten Patients in ERs, Cancer Clinics, Ambulances
What we learned: Addressing the problem will require the private and public sectors to agree on solutions.
What you can do: Call Congress, the FDA and the White House.
Health care 12.06.2018
Buying studies, diluting messages: How health care companies use much more than lobbying to protect profits
With Congress set to debate “Medicare-for-all,” Tarbell examines efforts by health insurers to take over past health care reforms.
Analysis, Health care, Health Care Insanity, Video 11.28.2018
call this number to save a woman’s life
Let us see if the Devos family has the heart to chip in on a woman’s transplant.
Health care 11.27.2018
How to choose a Medicare plan: Is no monthly premium really better?
A cheaper premium or no premium sounds good when you’re well, but what happens when you’re sick?
Why we need Tarbell to save our republic after the midterm elections
Tarbell Founder Wendell Potter explains why the 2018 midterm elections point to a renewed need for investigative and solutions journalism.
Health care 11.04.2018
Many Rural Citizens Vote Against Their Own Medicaid in State and Federal Elections
“They don’t even know who the candidates are that they vote for, and even if they don’t just vote party line, they don’t know that the Republicans want to cut Medicaid.”
Analysis, Health care 11.01.2018
I Still Love My Socialist Kidney
In the 1960s, with no funding for long-term, chronic dialysis, hospital committees decided who would live and die. It was the federal government that put an end to this practice.
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Analysis, Health care, Health Care Insanity 10.11.2018
How Health Insurers Drive Huge Profits Off Of Older Americans
Many Medicare Advantage plans have small networks and high deductibles. If you go out of network, even unknowingly, you will be on the hook for a lot of money out of your own pocket.
Analysis, Health care, Health Care Insanity, Video 10.03.2018
American patients are getting surprise bills from insurers
You have no guarantee that the doctors and hospitals that the insurance companies say are in your network will still be there in the future. And you, not the insurer, get stuck with the bill.
Commentary, Health care 09.27.2018
Letter from Oxford and Philadelphia: Britain’s NHS offers surprisingly good and affordable care to a visiting Yank with a sudden heart problem
“Even I was dismayed when I learned I’d have to go into an NHS hospital.”
Health Care Insanity, Video 09.26.2018
Meet the Latest “Pharma Bro”: Nirmal Mulye
The new Martin Shkreli is Nostrum Laboratories’ Nirmal Mulye – who raised the price of a bladder infection antibiotic from $475 a bottle to nearly $2,400 a bottle.
Analysis, Health care 08.30.2018
People travel hundreds of miles for free medical care in Appalachia. But there are never enough doctors and dentists to meet the need.
“You can’t see everybody. That’s unfortunately the reality.”
Health Care Insanity, Video 08.29.2018
How To Profit Off the Opioid Crisis then Buy Goodwill
America’s biggest corporations—prescription drug distributors in particular—are profiting off the growing opioid epidemic.
Analysis, Health care 08.29.2018
How big pharma buys goodwill: Set up a foundation, stage media events, please politicians
AmerisourceBergen has made billions of dollars overselling opioids. Now, to protect profits, it’s waging a PR campaign to make you forget that.
A Soda Tax Victory in Mexico—and It’s Impact on People’s Health—Has Inspired Advocates North of the Border
“Since the tax went into effect in 2014, data from several studies have exceeded the expectations of even its advocates.”
Resisting attacks from billionaires and presidents is as old as investigative journalism
Amidst calls for a rejection of President Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, we reflect on the attacks faced decades ago by reporters like Ida Tarbell.
Campaign Finance, Investigations 08.15.2018
Top Democrats are taking health care industry cash then opposing candidates who support “Medicare for all”
Tarbell found handsome contributions to DCCC leaders align with the group avoiding endorsements of candidates who back “Medicare for all.”