Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies

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Top Four Reasons Insurance Companies Price Gouge Americans

IP4PI - Independent Physicians for Patient independence

1.  ObamaCare.

ACA regulations drive costs up and mandates punish those who try to say “no.”

2.  Hospital hidden pricing.

Insurers are complicit with hospitals in blocking patients from price shopping. Insurance CEOs want you to believe you need their product to avoid price gouging but often the opposite is true. Middlemen profit when no one knows the price.

3. Pharma costs.

Ubiquitous third-party payment keeps Rx prices (and premiums) soaring. And the PBM crony capitalists are blocking the pharmacist from telling you that the cash price is often lower than your insurance co-pay.

4. They can.

It’s time for patients and doctors to say “no” to the cartels and demand real options

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240,000 flee ‘imminent’ Bali volcano eruption — Watts Up With That?

Last updated 15:19, September 23 2017 From Stuff About 240,000 people are fleeing Bali’s Mount Agung precinct in eastern Indonesia, with the volcano threatening to erupt at any moment. The warning was raised to the maximum level four on Friday night, which means a hazardous eruption is imminent for the first time in 54 years. […]

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Tuesday (09/19/17)

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Senators in both parties reignited the Obamacare repeal wars Monday, as Republicans claimed momentum for a last-chance repeal bill and Democrats told budget analysts to vet the legislation carefully, hoping to prolong a thorny debate before an end-of-month deadline.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, a Republican, said the block grant proposal by Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, and Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Republican, was the “best path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare.”

“Congress has 12 days to say ‘yes’ to Graham-Cassidy. It’s time for them to get the job done,” he said in a prepared statement.

It was a critical endorsement for Senate sponsors trying to win over Sen. John McCain, an Arizona Republican whose rejection of a limited repeal bill in July stalled the party’s effort on health care. Republicans have only until the end of next week to use a 2017 budget provision to pass an Obamacare repeal…

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