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Anthem says it’s staying with Humana, leaving other insurers

Anthem said Tuesday that it’s keeping the remaining of its Humana health insurer, the second major insurer to announce it’s pulling out of the nation’s largest health insurer.Anthem said it will continue to operate its Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, but will no longer offer health coverage through Humana.Anthem, based in Indianapolis, was the nation…


How to Fix Obamacare’s Unprecedented Cost of Premiums

What is Obamacare?It’s the Affordable Care Act, and its implementation has become the defining policy challenge of the Obama administration.┬áIt was passed by Congress in 2010, with Republican support, and signed into law in 2011.Obamacare was designed to be universal.It includes a national insurance system for all Americans.The goal was to create an economy that…


When India’s public health system fails to catch up

The world’s most populous nation has become the first country in the world to run out of vaccine doses.The shortage of vaccine has left tens of millions of Indians in dire straits, leaving them with no other option but to rely on handouts or a lifetime of injections.The result has been an increasingly desperate and…


How to keep your water in tip top shape

By now, most people are familiar with the term “hydraulic fracturing,” or fracking, and the chemicals that have been used to extract the natural gas.But the chemical used in hydraulic fracturing is called pentane.Pentane, which is also called anhydrogen peroxide, is a mixture of a petroleum solvent and hydrogen peroxide.It is usually found in a…