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  • Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    By Dave Anderson | Boulder (Colo.) Weekly
    Recently, some 500,000 people around the country suddenly lost their health insurance as 10 of 23 nonprofit health care cooperatives collapsed. Some 80,000 Coloradans were left in the lurch when Colorado HealthOP collapsed. Nearly 40 percent of the people who purchased health insurance through the Colorado state exchange in 2015 were members of that co-op. Several more co-ops in other states may close soon.

  • Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    By Lisa Rapaport | Reuters
    U.S. public health funding – which covers things like disease prevention, cancer screenings, contraceptives and vaccines – has been steadily falling in recent years and is expected to keep going down, a recent study projects.

  • Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    By Kathryn Doyle | Reuters
    Low-income people with Medicaid health insurance are more knowledgeable about their health status and have better control over some chronic conditions, like high blood pressure, than similar people without Medicaid coverage.

  • Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    Regarding views toward health care reform, there is a suggestion in these polling results from Gallup that the American public may be influenced more by politics than by policy, but that might be changing.
  • Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Although what we needed was a single payer national health program, Congress and the Obama administration elected to protect the interests of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries by allowing their powerful lobby organizations, AHIP and PhRMA, to craft health care reform by merely expanding our fragmented, dysfunctional model that placed their interests first while falling far short of goals that were important for patients - universality, affordability, and health care choices.
  • Posted on Monday, November 23, 2015
    This important study shows that the new hepatitis C drugs, such as Harvoni, are cost effective for early disease as well as late disease. The problem is that about 3.2 million people have hepatitis C infections, and, at a per-patient cost of close to $100,000, the implications are huge for public and private health care budgets.