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Healthcare redlining

February 14, 2014 - Now that insurance companies cannot discriminate explicitly against those in poor health, they will discriminate against communities in which think there is likely to be larger numbers of less healthy residents. It is an insidious new form of redlining.

Corporate virtue and corporate subsidies

February 3, 2014 - Two new reports from Good Jobs First take a critical look at public assistance for large corporations. One compares revenue loss from corporate subsidies and tax breaks to public employee pensions, while the other looks at how fully states disclose public assistance to corporations.

Where healthcare's bare bones are buried

November 11, 2013 - Big insurance companies -- with the encouragement of penny-pinching employers like Wal-Mart -- created the substandard health insurance plans that are being eliminated to comply with the minimum coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act.

The outsourcing customer is always wrong

October 25, 2013 - Representatives of companies that got the lion's share of lucrative contracts to build the problem-ridden federal health exchange website -- including Virginia-based CGI Federal and Atlanta-based Equifax -- testified before a House committee this week and acted as if they were innocent bystanders at someone else's train wreck.