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CT Gov Sides with Insurance Companies Over Bi-Partisan Action and Mental Health Advocates

CT Gov Sides with Insurance Companies Over Bi-Partisan Action and Mental Health Advocates
At the end of May, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy stunned healthcare advocates when he vetoed an important bill that would have required insurance companies to provide data about how much substance abuse coverage and related mental health care they are actually providing Connecticut residents. Considering that the cost of appropriate substance abuse treatment and mental health services is far cheaper and more effective than dealing with the resulting violence and incarceration that often results from inadequate treatment, the bill was extremely appropriate.
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The Real Problems with Obamacare: Trusting Insurance Companies and the Right Wing Model

The Real Problems with Obamacare: Trusting Insurance Companies and the Right Wing Model
Majority Report co-producer Michael Brooks and guest Cliff Schecter discuss why health care reform can still succeed — despite the the problems that are certainly present. Brooks and Schecter dissect the portions of the Affordable Care Act that were constructed by the Heritage Foundation and Romney's Massachusetts plan that are causing the biggest kinks in people's coverage.
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How Low Will Health Care Enrollments Be? Four Things to Watch as First Month's Numbers Released

How Low Will Health Care Enrollments Be? Four Things to Watch as First Month's Numbers Released
This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is expected to announce the long-awaited enrollment numbers for the first month of the health insurance marketplaces. And from all reports, they’re going to be low. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the 36 states that rely on Healthcare.gov for their insurance marketplaces signed up fewer than 50,000 people in their first month of operation.
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Charles Ornstein
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Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire
New data show drug makers’ payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.
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