Category Archives: Health care

CBO and CMS Continue to Overestimate Health Care Cost Increases, Creating Unjustified Pressure to Cut Benefits

The CBO and CMS, keep overestimating health cost increase, and at least for the CBO, it’s due to neoliberal fealty.


In This Oklahoma Town, Most Everyone Knows Someone Who’s Been Sued by the Hospital

By Mitchell Black and Noam N. Levey. Cross posted from KFF Health News. It took little more than an hour for Deborah Hackler to dispense with the tall stack of debt collection lawsuits that McAlester Regional Medical Center recently brought to small-claims court in this Oklahoma farm community. Hackler, a lawyer who sues patients on […]


Regulatory Fight Over Ultraprocessed Foods Starting in the US

There’s controversy over how good a proxy the degree of food processing is for the nutritional value of food. Nevertheless, there is also substantial evidence that the category of ultraprocessed, which includes some arguably not-bad offerings like whole grain bread,1 contribute in a big way to bad health outcomes. The US, with its large food […]