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The debt crisis that sick Americans can’t avoid

President Joe Biden’s campaign promise to cancel student debt on federal college loans - but little attention has been focused on what is a bigger debt crisis: An estimated 100 million people in the U.S., or 41% of all adults, have health care debt.... Read more»0

Don’t want a COVID vaccine? Be prepared to pay more for insurance

Before COVID vaccines, most major private insurers waived patient payments for coronavirus treatment, but many if not most have allowed that policy to lapse for what is now a preventable hospitalization, so vaccine resisters should be prepared for insurance hikes.... Read more»0

Analysis: Necessary or not, COVID booster shots are probably on the horizon

The drugmaker Pfizer recently announced that vaccinated people are likely to need a booster shot to be effectively protected against new variants of covid-19 and that the company would apply for Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for the shot. ... Read more»0