Hospital Pricing Transparency, Not!

a community voice ACORN International Arkansas Financial Justice Health Care Local 100 Louisiana Texas

            New Orleans     The weather forecast included both thundershowers and a tornado warning, but when asked if we should go ahead with the often scheduled and postponed press conference to release our study on hospital pricing transparency, the decision was easy:  go!  So, there we were in front of Ochsner-Baptist Hospital, a major unit …

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Hospitals’ Lack of Transparency Keeps Patients in the Dark

ACORN International Arkansas Health Care Ideas and Issues Local 100 Louisiana

              New Orleans      The American Hospital Association and its members, supposedly dedicated to their patients and the maxim of “doing no harm”, sued the federal government for years to prevent the imposition of a rule that would require them to finally reveal their prices.  After they repeatedly lost in court, Centers for Medicare and …

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Child Hunger and USDA Waivers

Ideas and Issues Local 100 National Politics Wade's World

            Marble Falls      One report after another indicated that a remarkable thing was happening in the midst of the pandemic that was upending the country, the economy, and all of our lives.  Because of various stimulus programs, particularly the direct payments to families with children, child hunger was experiencing unprecedented decreases.  That was then, …

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