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Monopolists Are Taking Over American Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act has played a substantial role in encouraging this trend.

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Hospitals Rip off the Uninsured

Fifty U.S. hospitals charge uninsured ten times the cost of care. This is just a small example of the larger costs Big Hospital imposes on us.

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Hospitals Win Big from Medicaid Expansion

The Medicaid expansion has helped hospitals save $5 billion dollars. Hospitals are winning under the ACA even while they continue to charge exorbitant rates.

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Patients Pay as Private Oncology Practices Die Out

The private oncology practice is going extinct as hospitals absorb previously independent cancer doctors. The result is a treatment regime that is more expensive for the patient.

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ACA Drives Hospitals' Race to Consolidate

The pace of hospital consolidating is picking up in NYC, in a trend driven by ACA requirements. As more hospitals consolidate in order to maximize their advantage in bargaining with insurers, rates will only continue to rise.

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separation of powers

The third branch could be a bulwark against Trump’s potential abuses of power.

Crude Economics

America’s rig count is rising, and it’s only going to climb further after OPEC’s decision to cut output.

Crude Economics

Moscow just promised to cut its oil output, but that promise rings hollow.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s seizure of Singapore’s troop carriers is a power move that sends a signal about Beijing’s displeasure with the Lion City.

Burma's Rohingyas

Outrage at Myanmar’s leader for her inaction on the Rohingya demonstrates the continuing failure of human rights activists to understand the world or develop wise strategies for dealing with it.

Looking Ahead

Nancy Pelosi’s re-election at House Minority Leader suggests that even the 2016 disaster has not yet weakened the establishment’s iron grip over Democratic power centers.

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