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As Democrats Talk Single Payer, Private Medicare Advantage Soars

Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, speaks during an event to launch presidential campaign in Oakland, California, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg © 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP© 2019 Bloomberg Finance LP Health insurers are reporting unprecedented growth in the number of seniors flocking to private Medicare Advantage plans amid… Read More »

Why it’s time to rethink the laws that keep our health data private – The Verge

In 1996, the year Congress passed its landmark health privacy law, there was no Apple Watch, no Fitbit, no Facebook support groups or patients tweeting about their medical care. Health data was between you, your doctor, and the health care system. More than two decades later, that law — the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability… Read More »