Tag Archives: Private

Her toddler died weeks after leaving ICE custody. She’s suing a private prison company for $40 million

Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter’s death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $ 40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Juarez and her daughter, Mariee, were detained for three weeks at the 2,400-bed facility last year. Mariee died… Read More »

2020 prospect Michael Bennet says his alternative to eliminating private health insurance 'helps finish the work of Obamacare'

Democrats should tread carefully when talking about a “Medicare for all” framework that eliminates the role of private insurers, according to one potential 2020 candidate. “Remember when President Obama said, ‘If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance,’” Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., said Sunday during an interview on NBC’s “Meet to Press.” “And… Read More »

Kamala Harris calls for elimination of private health insurance

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., offered a full-throated endorsement of a “Medicare for all” healthcare plan and called for the elimination of all private health insurance in the U.S. “We need to have Medicare for all,” Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, said in response to a question on whether she would cut private insurers out… Read More »

VA authors argue agency wait times beat private sector: JAMA

Dive Brief: Wait times for new patients at Department of Veterans Affairs facilities and private hospitals were similar in 2014, a new Journal of the American Medical Association study authored by researchers affiliated with the VA found. But while wait times in the private sector appeared to be static between 2014 and 2017, wait times… Read More »