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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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Fault Lines

The situation in Cyprus has lately tracked closely with Turkey’s attitude to the West. As relations deteriorate, watch things get uglier.

right-wing PC

As a minority, and a minority that historically has often been unpopular, Jews have a structural interest in the protection of minority rights.

Petrostates in Peril

Economic growth is predictably sluggish for petrostates.

American Balkanization

Pew data point to one of the core ironies of liberal politics today.

Rage Against the Machine

The Palestinians want international sympathy. But rioting over metal detectors after a terrorist attack seems more likely to draw international contempt.

Revolution

A Schlumberger surge is a good sign for the health of the U.S. shale industry.

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