“ … If DOJ played nice and decided not to contest the merger, Aetna would continue to be a constructive partner, perhaps even expanding their participation. But if DOJ played hardball, then Aetna would play hardball, too, and take their toys and go home.
Unions, clinicians’ groups and others raise alarm re recommendation to “disassemble” Veterans Healthcare System
“As organizations comprised of and representing health care practitioners, researchers, educators, administrators and personnel devoted to serving Veterans, we have serious reservations about the report’s major recommendation to replace the current VHA with a new entity, to be known as the VHA Care System …
“The truth: Because we have many private insurers, none of them—not even the big ones like Aetna—have enough leverage with drug companies and huge hospital systems to strike a decent bargain on behalf of their customers. Yet we continue to be deceived by industry propagandists like I used to be and hold as a tenet of faith that competition among our many insurers will somehow magically control costs.
A Letter to Our Patients on Racism: In mid-July, a small group of physicians wrote and began to circulate this letter to colleagues across the country. To date, there are over 3500 signers …
The local group for Street Medics, Rust Belt Medics, has trained and mobilized well over 100 volunteers to provide first aid to protesters and others caught up in events at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this week. The history of Street Medics dates back to their origins in 1964 in the Civil Rights Movement
“The regulatory process is inadequate and failing the American public. It’s time for the Department of Justice to take a good hard look at what’s going on and do the right thing. These mergers should be stopped.”