Scamming Hospice Care for Medicare Dollars

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            Pearl River     Having navigated hospice care for my mother several years ago, I thought I had a fairly good grasp of how it worked and who benefited, but that didn’t quite prepare me for reading “Endgame:  How the Visionary Hospice Movement Became a For-Profit Hustle” in The New Yorker.  As soon as I hit …

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Predatory Practices of Nonprofit Hospitals

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            Pearl River     We keep beating this drum, over and over.  Nonprofit, tax-exempt hospitals are supposed to provide charity care to justify the fact that they do not have to pay federal taxes.  This benefit is worth billions for some hospital chains and is always a boon to any nonprofit hospital.  The Affordable Care Act …

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Essential, but so What?

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            New Orleans      Working Class Perspectives gave me the honor of the Labor Day blog again this year, so it’s a pleasure to share it with you, while hoping you remember the value of labor on this day of recognition. Essential Workers Take Action             During the pandemic, the working class that had been …

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