Healthcare

Health insurance mergers put consumers last

Cigna's chief executive recently admitted what many have expected: the health insurance mega-mergers are running into regulatory resistance and approvals may not be forthcoming, if at all, until next year. Rightly so. The Justice Department...

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Philadelphia soda tax shows sign of the times

In 1998 when the Center for Science in the Public Interest published “Liquid Candy: How Sugar Drinks Are Harming America’s Health,” the prospect of a major U.S. city enacting a soda tax was hardly to be contemplated.  Our most...

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Momentum builds for single leave mandate

In July, Hillary Clinton will become the first female presidential nominee from a major U.S. political party.   When she accepts the nomination, she will undoubtedly mention paid family leave.

This will not be a...

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Congress: don’t dial back site-neutral payment reforms

Despite extensive data documenting large payment disparities across sites of service for healthcare delivery, and the opportunities for cost savings through site neutral payment reforms, healthcare leaders and policy makers still face enormous...

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Make it easier to give life than to take life

Josh McGill did not know Rodney Sumter before last Saturday night. They, like many others, were at Pulse Night Club in Orlando to dance and celebrate pride. By the end of the night, Josh was lying underneath Rodney in the...

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