Category: Insurers

The Collapse Of A Hospital Empire — And Towns Left In The Wreckage

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SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. — The money was so good in the beginning, and it seemed it might gush forever, right through tiny country hospitals in Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and into the coffers of companies controlled by Jorge A. Perez, his family and business partners. It was his “secret sauce,” the rotund Miami entrepreneur would smilingly ….  Read More

Watch: Defining The Debate On Health Care Coverage Options

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Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News and Caitlin Hillyard and Lydia Zuraw, Kaiser Health News [partner-box]Public opinion polls show strong support for efforts to expand health coverage to more Americans. But the list of proposals is long and the phrases used to describe them are often sloppy sloganeering. Let us help you cut through the confusion. ….  Read More

KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Deciphering The Democrats’ Health Debate

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Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Twenty Democratic candidates for president debated health care at length over two nights in Detroit this week. But countless 30-second charges and countercharges from “Medicare for All” backers and those who want a more gradual approach to universal coverage may have left the audience more ….  Read More

Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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Happy Friday! Friends, it’s been a whirlwind week of news, news, news and more news! If you’re like me, you’re just staring longingly at the weekend. But before you mentally check out, here’s a cheat sheet of what all went down — because it was too much for any one person to keep straight. Two ….  Read More

Readers And Tweeters: No Rush To Judge Patients Who Leave The ER Without OK

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Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. At The ER, It’s Hurry Up And Wait At least the patients mentioned in “As ER Wait Times Grow, More Patients Leave Against Medical Advice” (May 17) were allowed to ….  Read More