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Gofundme: About a third of money raised on site has been for medical expenses

This story is from Kaiser Health News Scrolling through the GoFundMe website reveals seemingly an endless number of people who need help or community support. A common theme: the cost of health care. It didn’t start out this way. Back in 2010, when the crowdfunding website began, it suggested fundraisers for “ideas and dreams,” “wedding… Read More »

As Shutdown Drags On, Worries Emerge About Spikes In Obamacare Premiums

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, right, speaks to members of the media while Donald Trump, left, listens following a Senate Republicans policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington,  Jan. 9, 2019.   (Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP The government shutdown has raised worries some Americans… Read More »

Big Pharma Less Concerned About Industry Disruption This Year

by Dane Hamilton The pharmaceutical industry, which last year was battered by concerns over Amazon’s potential entry into the market and uncertainties over giant health insurer vertical mergers, has a more sanguine outlook for 2019. The threat of the e-commerce giant offering low-price prescription medications has now been supplanted by milder concerns that lawmakers could… Read More »