Several Express Scripts employees received massive bonuses for inking a contract with a company that has already paid out $88.3 million to settle claims that it had defrauded Ohio's Medicaid program.
Money Over People
A Michigan law requires coverage of cancer drugs. One insurer came up with a “defensible” way to avoid paying for treatments that offered Forrest VanPatten his last chance for survival.
Federal regulations require insurers to promptly hand over records to patients facing claim denials. Some insurers only turned over their files after ProPublica reached out.
Medicare Advantage plans are not part of Medicare. They are a private health insurance "scam" created by a GOP-controlled Congress and signed into law 20 years ago by then-President George W. Bush.
Oligarchy is always a transitional system, typically a mere way station in the shift from democracy to fascism or some other form of authoritarianism.
Pfizer is treating Paxlovid like a Prada handbag; a luxury for the few rather than a treatment for the many.
News media interested in crime—its impact on human beings, on society, its cost to the economy—would be interested in wage theft, the more than $50 billion a year stolen from workers in this country.
Just the overcharges happening right now in the Medicare Advantage scam are costing Americans over $140 billion a year: more than the entire budget for the Medicare Part B or Part D programs.
A vaccine against tuberculosis, the world’s deadliest infectious disease, has never been closer to reality, with the potential to save millions of lives. But its development slowed after its corporate owner focused on more profitable vaccines.
When the government loaned automakers more than $81 billion as a bailout, they turned to Wall Street to gain more financial expertise. Thus the financial foxes were hired to overhaul the hen house.
For today’s bought-off GOP (and a handful of bought-off “problem solver” Democrats), as long as Republicans on the Supreme Court keep the corrupt payola machine running, there simply is no bottom.
A new report reveals how stock buybacks have inflated CEO paychecks and widened pay gaps at the 100 largest low-wage corporations.