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Connect The Dots – Can We Withstand the Trump Administration’s Ongoing Attacks on Health? – 02.07.18

Can We Withstand the Trump Administration’s Ongoing Attacks on Health?: Listen to Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, and science director of the Science and Environmental Health Network and the Collaborative on Health and the Environment reveal how the longstanding pattern of refusal to study and regulate toxic chemicals (amplified in the current administration) can further undermine public health— in conversation with Alison Rose Levy.   Download this episode …

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Expat Files – 08.06.17

#1- Driving and/or shipping your car down to Latin America. How much will it cost? How long will it take?  What can possibly go wrong?  Today’s boots on the ground story explains how one expat drove his car from the USA to Honduras and what he paid to have it properly registered and licensed.  The do’s the don’ts, the good, …

The Congressional Budget Office has some bad news for Obamacare repealers

The Congressional Budget Office has stepped into the Obamacare repeal fight, issuing a fierce warning to Republicans in the form of … a sternly worded blog post. CBO is the government’s nonpartisan scorekeeper, the agency that tells Congress how much new programs cost and who they’ll cover. Their analysts will estimate how many people get insurance under any Republican replacement …

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Economic Update – Challenging Markets and their Results – 10.30.16

“Updates on cutting vaccine costs, shameful Harvard economics, Icelandic women on strike, and corporate merger mania. Major discussions of US medical care shortcomings despite Obamacare, Harvard prof pays $2500 per ticket for Broadway show as proof markets are great, and how/why UPS drivers could convert it into a workers’ coop.”

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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 …