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California?s Fight to Stop Health Insurance Price Gouging & the Single Payer Solution

As California families continue to reel from the most severe economic downturn since the Great Depression, health insurance premium rates have soared by 153% since 2002, nearly five times the rate of inflation. Businesses are finding it difficult to pay for these rate hikes, and pass the increased costs on to workers. Business owners and employees are forced to ab­sorb these rising costs or search for less expensive ? and less comprehensive ? coverage options.
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Ethan Rome: Five Reasons Health Insurance Companies Should Roll Back Rates Now

Business & Finance : Huffington Post: Business Blog (3 years ago)

It's unconscionable that insurance companies continue to impose double-digit premium hikes on America's families and businesses to pay for their excess profits and financial shell games at a time when consumers and employers are str... Read Post

For Some Nations, Saudi Arabia's Oil Price War Is An Existential Threat

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (12 hours ago)

Saudi Arabia is risking the economic health of weaker oil producing nations in its fight to see off the threat of the US shale boom. Oil prices have fallen by over 30% since June and appear to be continuing their decline. The collap... Read Post

Employer health premiums rose 170% in California in last decade

Business & Finance : Money & Co (2 years ago)

Premiums for employer health insurance in California jumped 170% over the last decade, more than five times the 32% increase in the state's inflation rate. Read Post

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