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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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Infowar

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.

Recessional

Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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