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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.

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.

Who pays for extreme weather?

November 2, 2012 - Holding corporations responsible for the consequences of climate change is not a new idea. Yet it is one that all too frequently gets drowned out amid the bloviating of the climate deniers, much of whose funding comes from the very corporate interests they are working to get off the hook.

Health insurance: a matter of life and death

By R. Neal
April 15, 2008 - Families USA recently released a report, Dying for Coverage, from all 50 states on the number of uninsured and the estimated number of deaths directly related to lack of health insurance.

National Report Card on Women's Health

By R. Neal
November 1, 2007 - The National Woman's Law Center has released the 2007 National Report Card on Women's Health, the fourth in its series of annual reports on women's health issues.