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Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Marshall Allen

Warning Label: Health Insurers ‘Vacuum Up’ Personal Data About Consumers

Without any public scrutiny, insurers and data brokers are predicting your health costs based on data about things like race, marital status, how much TV you watch, whether you pay your bills on time or even buy plus-size clothing.

July 19, 2018
Obamacare, Blue States, Health Care

Why Your Health Insurer Doesn’t Care About Big Hospital Bills

Patients may think their insurers are fighting on their behalf for the best prices. But saving patients money is often not their top priority. Just ask Michael Frank.

May 26, 2018

The Myth Of Drug Expiration Dates

The box of prescription drugs had been forgotten in a back closet of a retail pharmacy for so long that some of the pills predated the 1969 moon landing. Most were 30 to 40 years past their expiration dates — possibly toxic, probably worthless.

July 19, 2017