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Florida Man Says “What Pandemic?” As Delta Variant Ravages State

Ian Hodgson and Rose Wong of the Tampa Bay Times reports how Florida man, Governor Ron DeSantis, is in denial despite leading the nation last week in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations as the Sunshine State becomes the epicenter of the delta-driven fourth pandemic wave. The state continues to issue weekly,...

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Hospital Costs Should Be The Focus In The US Healthcare Debate

Over the past 20 years, the price of US hospital services has increased by more than 200%, compared with average inflation of 60%. Yet large hospital networks, which contribute three times more than drug prices to total US healthcare spending, have largely remained out of public and political scrutiny according to Nisarg Patel in the Financial Times....

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Student Loan Debt and the Status of Extending or Cancelling It

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. suspended payments and interest on federal student loans, but those protections are set to end on Sept. 30, 2021. Democrats led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are making a renewed push for President Joe Biden...

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The Republican Pandemic of the Unvaccinated Rages On

Nearly 40% of Republicans are still hesitant about getting the Covid-19 vaccine or refuse to get it, a new Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)/Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) poll finds. Allison Durkee of Forbes crunches the numbers on the Republican pandemic of the unvaccinated. Overall 71% of poll respondents in the...