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Alternative Visions – US Stocks Biggest Fall Since October 2008. Causes & Predictions – 02.09.18

Dr. Rasmus delves deeper into this past week’s US and global stock crash. Is it another 2008? Or more like the dotcom tech bust of 2000? Rasmus argues the current decline has characteristics of both 2000 and 2008 and may be therefore even more significant. How tech stock speculation drove 2000 and how property based financial speculation-engineering in derivatives drove …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 05.03.17

My guest, British psychologist Peter Kinderman PhD and I agreed to do a show that examines the politics of mental health including the overall politics of human life, society, and government.  This is the first time I have aired my own political principles in such detail on my radio talk show.   I believe in Founding Principles of America, including personal freedom …

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Obamacare on the brink of collapse: Insurance rates are rising rapidly

(NaturalHealth365) As insurers flee Obamacare in escalating numbers, it’s clear that the ‘Affordable Care Act’ is not sustainable as a practical healthcare solution. In fact, the cost of Obamacare has moved our county’s healthcare system to the edge of total collapse. Meanwhile, Democrats and the Obama administration keep calling the Affordable Care Act “a great success.” They point out that …

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Connect the Dots – Margaret Flowers, MD, Green Candidate for Senator – 09.14.16

Listen to Margaret Flowers, MD, co-founder of Popular Resistance and #FlushtheTPP as she discusses her Senate run in the state of Maryland. A frequent guest on Connect the Dots and a long time champion of Single Payer Health Care, Flowers will discuss with Alison Rose Levy the role of third parties in breaking the two party duopoly and the deadlock it creates for democracy and protecting our environment.

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SCOTT LEMIEUX – Public Option Would Fix Health Insurance Marketplace

Last week’s announcement by Aetna that it would stop selling health insurance in 11 of the 15 states where it offers coverage through public exchanges is not a death blow to the Affordable Care Act, but it’s certainly not good news for President Obama’s signature health-care law. Aetna maintained it was losing hundreds of millions of dollars on the health law’s marketplaces, and …

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The Obamacare Death Spiral

Obamacare is in big trouble. Major insurers—Aetna, Humana, and United Health (the nation’s largest)—are pulling out of most exchanges. Remaining companies are seeking double-digit premium increases (at least 25% in 20 different states, some over 60%), while increasingly offering only “narrow network” plans that severely restrict available doctors and hospitals. With these developments, the scam of Obamacare, and its inevitable failure, are becoming too …

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Michael Snyder – As Predicted, Obamacare Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class

The critics of Obamacare have been proven right.  The Obama administration promised that health insurance premiums would go down.  Instead, they have absolutely skyrocketed.  The Obama administration promised that Obamacare would not kill jobs.  Instead, firms are hiring fewer workers because of suffocating health care costs.  As you will see below, even the Federal Reserve is admitting this.  The Obama …

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Lauren McCauley – Aetna’s Greed Proves That Medicare-for-All Is the Best Solution

Insurance behemoth Aetna announced late Monday that it is pulling out of Obamacare public exchanges in 11 states, citing projected financial losses because of the high number of people who—it turns out—need expensive medical care. Following a string of similar announcements, advocates of single-payer healthcare say that these departures only underscore the fact that “big commercial insurance corporations” will always “put profits …

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Wendell Potter – It’s Way Past Time For Us To Stop Deluding Ourselves About Private Health Insurers

I didn’t think it was possible for me to get more disgusted with the industry I used to be a cheerleader for, but I was wrong. Health insurers—more specifically, the big for-profit health insurers that want to get even bigger through two pending mega-mergers (Anthem wants to buy Cigna and Aetna wants to buy Humana)—once again are demonstrating that nothing—absolutely …