Uber is partnering with American Logistics Company in a play for the Medicare Advantage market (UBER) & 10 more stories

Uber is partnering with American Logistics Company in a play for the Medicare Advantage market (UBER), by Zachary Hendrickson, published 2019-08-15T14:42:00Z

Top Story: This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Pro subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. Uber Health’s partnership with California-based transportation manag…

Uber Health’s partnership with California-based transportation management company American Logistics Company (ALC) — which Uber says will improve the health outcomes of millions of patients — is the latest sign that the ride-hailing giant’s invigorated health… [+3932 chars] [read the full story]

Lacroix flavor generator

Rob Beschizza, 2019-08-12T18:37:20Z

Overview: lacroix.glitch.me is a Glitch app that generates delicious new flavors of calorie-free sparkling water—or perhaps just honest names for the ones there already are. Read the rest

Today Democratic Party presidential candidate Kamala Harris announced her version of Medicare for All, but over the weekend, she perked ears by issuing an oddly-specific policy proposal on Twitter: student loan debt forgiveness program for Pell Grant recipien… [+1813 chars] [read the full story]

Independent Voters Unimpressed By Both Trump And Democrats

The Onion, 2019-08-13T17:40:00Z

Overview: An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that independent voters remain unconvinced by both the president’s and Democrat’s plans for the future, although they agree with some liberal platforms such as Medicare for all who want it and universal background checks.…

Im a little confused. I thought we all agreed on a dictatorship in, like, March.
Layton Battle Yarn Spinner [read the full story]

Some labor unions split with Biden on ‘Medicare for All’

aollstein@politico.com (Alice Miranda Ollstein), 2019-08-11T10:56:28Z

Overview: Labor leaders dispute candidates’ claims that single-payer will leave their members worse off.

Some union leaders say that the benefits from Medicare for All would exceed what they can provide, breaking away from Democratic candidates like Joe Biden. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Joe Biden and other moderate Democratic candidates opposed to Medicare for… [+8921 chars] [read the full story]

Stalled Sanders campaign orchestrated reboot after first debate

Alex Thompson, 2019-08-13T13:50:55Z

Overview: The senator is betting that a renewed focus on his signature proposal — Medicare for All — is the key to jump-starting his candidacy and overtaking Joe Biden.

Bernie Sanders speaks at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday in Des Moines. | Alex Wong/Getty Images
DES MOINES A little over a month ago, despite putting on a brave face publicly, Bernie Sanders aides privately concluded that a shakeup was needed for his presiden… [+9186 chars] [read the full story]

Debra Messing reignites feud with Susan Sarandon over Trump: ‘Liking the revolution?’

USA TODAY, Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 2019-08-13T23:49:22Z

Overview: Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon are feuding on Twitter over their political differences, again.

At the premiere of new mini-series “Feud: Bette and Joan,” Susan Sarandon discusses her reaction to Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress. (March 2)
Debra Messing and Susan Sarandon are back at it. 
The “Will & Grace” actress, 50, reignited a yea… [+3331 chars] [read the full story]

Why $3.2 billion Oscar Health pursued an unusual tech strategy for a startup insurer, according to the early employee who led the charge

Lydia Ramsey, 2019-08-12T13:02:00Z

Overview: Sara Wajnberg, 36, is the chief product officer at health insurance startup Oscar Health. When Wajnberg joined about six years ago in Oscar’s early days, it was her first foray into healthcare. She broke down some of the key lessons she learned while building…

When Sara Wajnberg, 36, joined health insurance startup Oscar Health in its early days six years ago, it was her first time working in healthcare.
Wajnberg, now the chief product officer at Oscar, had a background in working in product. Her sister was lead… [+3201 chars] [read the full story]

Bernie Sanders And Cardi B Discuss How To End Police Brutality

Daniel Marans, 2019-08-15T15:58:37Z

Overview: “We need to end all forms of racism in this country — from Donald Trump down to the local police department,” the presidential candidate told the hip-hop star.

The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday released an 11-minute video of pop superstar Cardi B interviewing Sanders about a range of topics, including police brutality, immigration policy and worker pay.
The Afro-Latina rapper, bor… [+2082 chars] [read the full story]

Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Said They Couldn’t Pay Medical Bills

Amy Russo, 2019-08-11T18:19:37Z

Overview: The Washington state couple left behind notes revealing that they could not afford their healthcare expenses.

A Washington state couple was found dead in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday left behind notes revealing that they had been struggling under the weight of medical bills they could not afford to pay. 
Around 8:30 a.m., the 77-year-old husband called 911 a… [+2211 chars] [read the full story]

Class-Action Lawsuit Seeks To Let Medicare Patients Appeal Gap in Nursing Home Coverage

Yves Smith, 2019-08-15T00:35:35Z

Overview: A Medicare lawsuit winding its way through the courts should take some of the wind out of the sails of the idea of Medicare in its current form as a good way to implement single payer.

Yves here. This article illustrates why healthcare in the US is such a mess and why it is going to be necessary to blow huge sections of how we do things now up to get to a somewhat sane and more affordable system. And remember, we are talking about Medicare,… [+8830 chars] [read the full story]