Gohmert suggests ‘violence in the streets’ after judge rejects bid to force VP Pence to overturn Biden’s win – The Dallas Morning News

  1. Gohmert suggests ‘violence in the streets’ after judge rejects bid to force VP Pence to overturn Biden’s win  The Dallas Morning News
  2. Pro-Trump lawyer Lin Wood denies insanity after execute Pence tweet – Business Insider  Business Insider
  3. Opinion | What Will Pence Do When Congress Counts the Votes?  The New York Times
  4. That Louie Gohmert lawsuit | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Lawsuit puts some GOP lawmakers on dumb side of history  Boston Herald
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Source: Google News, Gohmert suggests ‘violence in the streets’ after judge rejects bid to force VP Pence to overturn Biden’s win – The Dallas Morning News

GOP Pennsylvania House member Mike Reese dies – Fox News

  1. GOP Pennsylvania House member Mike Reese dies  Fox News
  2. Pennsylvania House Rep. Mike Reese has died  wgaltv
  3. Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Reese dies at 42 | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Republican Rep. Mike Reese of Pennsylvania dead from apparent aneurysm at 42  New York Post
  5. State Rep. Mike Reese of Mt. Pleasant Township dead at 42  TribLIVE
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Source: Google News, GOP Pennsylvania House member Mike Reese dies – Fox News

Warner: COVID Relief Bill Isn't Enough, Didn't Have $2,000 Checks or State and Local Funding

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said that the coronavirus relief package that was recently passed isn’t enough, and specifically mentioned the lack of state and local funding and $2,000 relief payments as shortcomings in the bill.

Source: Breitbart, Warner: COVID Relief Bill Isn’t Enough, Didn’t Have ,000 Checks or State and Local Funding

Apple reconsiders banning Mac app Amphetamine over its drug-inspired name – Engadget

  1. Apple reconsiders banning Mac app Amphetamine over its drug-inspired name  Engadget
  2. Apple will let Amphetamine app stay in the App Store after wrongly telling developer it violated App Store ru…  The Verge
  3. This Week in Apps: Apple bans party app, China loses 39K iOS games, TikTok births a ‘Ratatousical’  TechCrunch
  4. Apple Backtracks After Popular Mac App ‘Amphetamine’ Threatened With Removal Over Branding  MacRumors
  5. Apple Backtracks, Allows Amphetamine App to Remain in App Store  PCMag.com
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Source: Google News, Apple reconsiders banning Mac app Amphetamine over its drug-inspired name – Engadget

America's Hospitals To Publish The Secret Prices On More Than 300 Medical Procedures For 1st Time

America’s Hospitals To Publish The Secret Prices On More Than 300 Medical Procedures For 1st Time

President Trump’s health-care policy ambitions didn’t receive much attention from the mainstream media, but as we head into the new year, some of his market-based reforms are starting to become reality.

One of the most important is a directive requiring the nation’s biggest hospital chains to publish the rates they’ve agreed to charge various insurers. As WSJ explains, after a failed attempt at an appeal, the major hospital operators are saying they will comply with the new rules and make their prices public starting on Friday.

Suddenly, America’s hospital operators, a $1.2 trillion industry comprising some 6% of the country’s economy, will be subjected to more transparency than they’ve seen in decades. And the Trump Administration policy wonks he pushed the idea are hoping that good ol’ fashioned market dynamics will kick in, and help lower prices across the board.

Per WSJ, the nation’s largest hospital chains, including publicly traded giants HCA Healthcare, Universal Health Services and Community Health Systems, and national nonprofit chains CommonSpirit Health and Ascension, are planing to comply with new requirements to post pricing. Tenet Healthcare declined to comment.

Within a week, hospitals will disclose prices for 300 common procedures.

This is how the system has worked for years: Hospital pricing is negotiated confidentially between hospitals and the employer groups and insurance companies that pay for care.

Many criticized this system for obscuring market rates and helping drive up the cost of health insurance premiums paid by employers and workers. Rising hospital prices accounted for about one-fifth of the nation’s health spending growth over the last 50 years.

While groups like the American Hospital Association insist that their members have responsibly shared price information related to health-care premiums and medical bills, others insist that they were long left in the dark about the potentially wide disparities charged among hospitals for the same services.

Hilariously, the AHA has claimed that the publishing of prices would “confuse” patients. Now that the issue has been settled, the organization’s general counsel tells WSJ: “The AHA continues to believe that the disclosure of privately negotiated rates does nothing to help patients understand what they will actually pay for treatment and will create widespread confusion for them.”

A wave of consolidation in the hospital space has reportedly caused price growth to accelerate, as the more dominant players exert their newfound market and pricing power.

Economists who spoke with WSJ said it’s not clear how this transparency will impact the market.

Michael McWilliams, a Harvard University professor of health-care policy, argues that the transparency won’t do much to change pricing: “So we should not believe that we can fix health-care markets simply by providing more information to consumers. There are many reasons why health-care markets do not function well.”

But for better or worse, we will learn soon enough.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 01/02/2021 – 18:00

Source: Zero Hedge, America’s Hospitals To Publish The Secret Prices On More Than 300 Medical Procedures For 1st Time

Here's what to expect from Samsung's Galaxy S21, S21+, and Ultra launches – AppleInsider

  1. Here’s what to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S21, S21+, and Ultra launches  AppleInsider
  2. Samsung could launch ‘SmartTag’ Tile tracking alternative before Apple  Mashable
  3. Latest Samsung Leak Shows Off Tile-Like Bluetooth Tracker  Gizmodo
  4. Samsung Galaxy S21 to remove the MicroSD card slot – some markets will have a charger  Gizchina.com
  5. Samsung may have an Apple AirTag rival to launch alongside the Galaxy S21 series  Notebookcheck.net
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Source: Google News, Here’s what to expect from Samsung’s Galaxy S21, S21+, and Ultra launches – AppleInsider

U.K. teachers' union urges schools to close as country hits COVID-19 daily record – CBS News

  1. U.K. teachers’ union urges schools to close as country hits COVID-19 daily record  CBS News
  2. Covid school closures ‘put children’s lives on hold’, says Ofsted chief  BBC News
  3. UK hits daily virus record, is urged to keep schools closed  Raleigh News & Observer
  4. ‘Open all schools!’ ‘Close all schools!’ What England really needs is creative thinking  The Guardian
  5. Teachers take legal action as chaos grips England’s schools plan  The Guardian
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Source: Google News, U.K. teachers’ union urges schools to close as country hits COVID-19 daily record – CBS News

Watch: Ted Cruz Believes ‘Folks Pushing Theory’ to Not Vote in Georgia Have a ‘Different Agenda in Mind’

CUMMING, Georgia — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggested at a campaign event Saturday that anyone telling voters to boycott the general election results by refusing to vote in Georgia’s Senate runoff election on January 5 has a “different agenda in mind.”

Source: Breitbart, Watch: Ted Cruz Believes ‘Folks Pushing Theory’ to Not Vote in Georgia Have a ‘Different Agenda in Mind’

McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2000 relief fails – WOODTV.com

  1. McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after $2000 relief fails  WOODTV.com
  2. Pelosi, McConnell homes vandalized after Congress adjourns without securing $2,000 stimulus checks  Yahoo News
  3. Vandals target homes of Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell  New York Daily News
  4. Mitch McConnell’s Louisville home vandalized with graffiti  CBS News
  5. Homes of McConnell, Pelosi vandalized after $2,000 relief fails  WGHP FOX 8 Greensboro
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Source: Google News, McConnell, Pelosi homes vandalized after 00 relief fails – WOODTV.com

Harry Styles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge dance into 2021 with 'Treat People With Kindness' music video – EW.com

  1. Harry Styles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge dance into 2021 with ‘Treat People With Kindness’ music video  EW.com
  2. Harry Styles releases a new video and ‘People’ are, like, LOVING it  CNN
  3. Harry Styles and Phoebe Waller-Bridge Set the Tone For 2021 in Sparkling Gucci Vests  POPSUGAR
  4. Harry Styles asks Phoebe Waller-Bridge for a dance in his latest video  Dazed
  5. Sophie Turner reacts to Harry Styles new song and video  Geo News
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Source: Google News, Harry Styles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge dance into 2021 with ‘Treat People With Kindness’ music video – EW.com