What Should We Make Of High Obamacare Enrollment Figures?
If Obamacare's exchanges were working well, Democrats wouldn't have to pay people more and more to sign up. Worse, by using taxpayer dollars to entice more people – including those with higher incomes – to the exchanges, Democrats are taking one more step toward government-run health care. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sally Pipes, Contributor Tags: Policy /policy Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare sallypipesblog Source Type: news

More Progressive Taxation Needed for Social Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 18 2022 (IPS) Governments must innovatively develop progressive means to finance the large-scale social spending needed to improve lives and livelihoods, especially following the COVID-19 pandemic. More egalitarian tax reforms should enable governments to equitably mobilize desperately needed revenue to advance sustainable development for all. Jomo Kwame SundaramFiscal policy challenges To respond to the pandemic and its economic fallout, massive resource mobilization has been necessary to protect people’s health and livelihoods, stem economic decline and stagnation,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Inequity Sustainability TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Glenn Youngkin Inaugurated as Virginia Governor, Signs 11 Executive Actions
Glenn Youngkin was inaugurated as Virginia’s governor and promised to change policies on COVID-19, education, taxes, the economy and criminal justice. #glennyoungkin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Culver City Unified to close next week so all can 'recoup and recover' amid Omicron surge
"Things accelerated too quickly," Superintendent Quoc Tran said of the surge in coronavirus cases that has over-taxed the district of 7,100 students and 900 employees. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Gomez Source Type: news

Dining across the divide: ‘He was incredibly inconsistent in his views’
Recognition for trans people, the distribution of wealth and taxation: can two strangers agree on anything?Click here if you ’d like to dine across the divideTorran, 30, ManchesterOccupationSite reliability engineerVoting recordLabour in every general and local election since he started voting, except one vote for the Lib Dems, later regrettedAmuse boucheCan recite the first 30 digits ofpiContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 13, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Life and style Social trends Society Politics Transgender Labour Biology Source Type: news

I.R.S. to Start Tax Season With Major Backlog
At least 10 million returns from last year remain unprocessed because of short-staffing at the tax collector, according to the national taxpayer advocate. #taxcollector #taxpayeradvocate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IRS is in 'crisis,' facing massive backlog as new tax season starts
The Internal Revenue Service had more than 11 million unprocessed tax returns left over from the "most challenging year" taxpayers ever experienced and will begin the upcoming filing season... #taxpayers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS chief warned Sajid Javid that deal for private hospitals could waste of taxpayers' money
In a letter to the Health Secretary last Wednesday, Ms Pritchard warned the deal to use private beds and staff when necessary would cost far more than increasing NHS capacity. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The IRS is in crisis.' Here's what to know as taxpayer advocate warns of potential for refund delays in 2022
"I am deeply concerned about the upcoming filing season,” National Taxpayer Advocate Erin M. Collins said in a report. #taxpayeradvocate #erinmcollins (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass Taxpayers Foundation says more data needed to tackle racial health inequities
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation is calling for enhanced data collection efforts on the racial disparities in health care, saying it is a critical first step in addressing long-standing inequities. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

California Gov. Newsom wants health coverage for all immigrants
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday will tell everyone how he wants to spend more than $200 billion of taxpayer money over the next year as he presents the first version of his annual budget... #gavinnewsom #budgetproposal (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Radiologists can help close gender pay gap
This article should be most offensive to women. Some of the hardest working Docs I know are women hell I knew this neurosurgeon when I was in training who basically lived at the hospital, and we were all so scared of her when she stormed into the reading room, including attendings lol. Articles like these which do gender ‘coddling’ are counterproductive and actually patronizing 1/7/2022 5:52:12 PMThread Killer Quote from rozakk This article should be most offensive to women.... Articles like these which do gender ‘coddling’ are counterproductive and actually patronizing It's my tendency ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 7, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

California Lawmaker Introduces Plan To Pay For State Universal Healthcare System
The bill would not increase income taxes for those making less than $150,000. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mason Bissada, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Population Ageing: An Inescapable Future
Governments and the public need to recognize, understand and respond to the ageing of human populations in the 21st century, which is the inescapable demographic future of nations worldwide. Credit: Maricel Sequeira/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future. Whereas the 20th century was one of record setting rapid population growth with world population nearly quadrupling, the 21st century is one of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

L.A. County sees delays in ambulance response to 911 calls as COVID-19 taxes hospitals
Officials on Monday urged people to avoid going to the emergency room unless they have a true medical emergency. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rong-Gong Lin II, Luke Money, Howard Blume, Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

New laws take effect across US on abortion, policing, taxes
From minimum wage increases to animal protection to police accountability to both cutting and increasing taxes a series of new laws are taking effect across the country on Saturday, the first day... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NY COVID Cases Shatter All-Time Daily Record With 74K Positives; Omicron Taxes Hospitals
Virus hospitalizations are at mid-February levels and climbing, while daily cases set another all-time pandemic high of 74,000 on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China says celebrities have 10 days to cough up unpaid taxes
China's tax authorities have set a 10-day deadline for entertainers and social media influencers to pay overdue taxes, part of a government campaign to tighten the noose on tax evasion and... #governmentcampaign #taxbureaus #tightening #socialmediainfluencers #taxauthorities #taxevasion #entertainers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China Hits Top Influencer With $210 Million Fine Over Taxes
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Source: Reuters: Health - December 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elon Musk says he'll pay over $11 billion in taxes this year
Elon Musk expects to pay over $11 billion in taxes in 2021, the Tesla CEO said in a tweet. The figure is roughly in line with a report from CNBC last week, when it estimated that Musk has already... #tesla #elonmusk #billionaires (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elon Musk says he will pay over $11 billion in taxes this year
Elon Musk faces a hefty tax bill this year — possibly the biggest in U.S. history. #elonmusk (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s Starship could put humans back on the moon next year
The largest and most powerful rocket ship ever is fully recyclable and may be the first vehicle to land humans on MarsIt ’s been an eventful month for Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and founder of Tesla and SpaceX was, controversially, named Time’sperson of the year; became embroiled in aTwitter spat over his taxes with a politician he branded “Senator Karen” and got abizarre new haircut aftersplitting with his girlfriend, the pop singer Grimes.Next month, however, or perhaps a few weeks beyond if the attendant gremlins of spaceflight choose to play with the launch schedule, could come an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Luscombe Tags: Elon Musk SpaceX Science Technology Texas US news The moon Mars Source Type: news

SpaceX ’s towering Starship aims to get humans to Mars
The largest and most powerful rocket ship ever is fully recyclable and may be the first vehicle to land humans on MarsIt ’s been an eventful month for Elon Musk. The world’s richest man and founder of Tesla and SpaceX was, controversially, named Time’sperson of the year; became embroiled in aTwitter spat over his taxes with a politician he branded “Senator Karen” and got abizarre new haircut aftersplitting with his girlfriend, the pop singer Grimes.Next month, however, or perhaps a few weeks beyond if the attendant gremlins of spaceflight choose to play with the launch schedule, could come an ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Richard Luscombe Tags: Elon Musk SpaceX Science Technology Texas US news The moon Mars Source Type: news

How to save the planet
Let’s be honest, when we talk about saving the planet we don’t really mean the planet. After all the planet will look after itself, it has for the billions of years it’s already been around. We don’t even really mean how to save the amazing, glorious, generous ecosystem that is nature. What we really mean is how do we save ourselves! Somehow we’ve divorced ourselves from both the planet and nature. It’s as if we see our planet as a pyramid with us at the top, lording it over everything else below us as if we aren’t part of nature at all, seeing ourselves as separate. What we seem t...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - December 15, 2021 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Life ecology Source Type: news

Challenges in implementing digital change
Digital change, on which the government estimates it spends around £ 20 billion each year, offers a real opportunity for the government to transform its ways of working and how it provides services to citizens. However, the PAC is concerned by the number of complex, large-scale digital programmes it continues to see fail and the impact this has on important government services and taxpayers'money. For example, failures in NHS England's efforts to transform primary care services potentially put patients at risk of serious harm. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Federal judge tosses Trump lawsuit to block income taxes from being released to Congress
The judge put his ruling on hold for 14 days to give former President Donald Trump time to appeal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Ura Names Top 40 Taxpayers During Covid
[Monitor] Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has named 30 top most compliant taxpayers in the country, and appreciated some 10 others for their strategic role in tax administration, revenue mobilisation and tax advocacy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Travellers from South Africa report prolonged stays in quarantine hotels — at taxpayers' expense
CBC News spoke with four Canadians travelling back from South Africa who said they had to wait for an official release from their quarantine hotels — up to 36 hours after their COVID-19 test results came back negative. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

How One Massachusetts Town Could Shape the Future of Tobacco
As Katharine Silbaugh sees it, one mark of a good public policy is being both big and small: big in its potential impact, small in its disruption to people’s lives. Silbaugh, a lawyer and one of the 240 elected “town meeting members” who make up local government in the picturesque Boston suburb of Brookline, thinks she’s managed to thread that needle with a recently passed ordinance unlike any other in the country. The ordinance, co-sponsored by Silbaugh and pharmacist and fellow town meeting member Anthony Ishak, ties the right to buy tobacco not to age, but to birth date. At the federal level, Ame...
Source: TIME: Health - December 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Big Tobacco Industry Rides COVID-19 Pandemic as Countries Grapple for a Response
By Jennie Lyn ReyesBANGKOK, Thailand, Dec 3 2021 (IPS) Almost two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries in the developing world continue to grapple with basic issues such as securing sufficient vaccines and providing essential medical care for their sick. Many economies are in recovery mode as governments scramble to resuscitate them with recovery packages and build back better plans. In this mix, COVID-19 did not dent Big Tobacco’s profits as it exploited the pandemic and persuaded governments to treat cigarettes as “essential,” accept its charity, obtain perks such as tax breaks and treat ne...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jennie Lyn Reyes Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

We must accept higher taxes to fund health and social care
The government’s response to immediate pressures on the system is inadequate and indefensible (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - November 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hidden costs of Build Back Better: Tax hikes, IRS on Americans' backs, critics say
The hidden costs of President Biden’s nearly $2 trillion “Build Back Better” plan could raise taxes on Americans — who could be investigated by the IRS, critics said Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare sentenced in white-collar fraud scheme
The former CEO of Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare Inc. has been sentenced, according to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. William J. Timmons was sentenced to three years supervised probation and to pay financial restitution of $774,000 by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge for his involvement in a white-collar fraud scheme that bilked Arizona taxpayers out of millions of dollars. Timmons and his longtime CFO and co-conspirator Joseph O'Malley, were indicted by a state grand jury in August 2020,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 19, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

House Passes Biden ’s Build Back Better Bill
The vote was months in the making for the roughly $2 trillion measure, one of the most consequential bills in decades. Now it faces a difficult path in the Senate. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Cochrane and Jonathan Weisman Tags: House of Representatives Law and Legislation American Families Plan (2021) United States Politics and Government Federal Taxes (US) Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions National Debt (US) United States Economy Corporate Taxes Immigrati Source Type: news

The FDA Plans To Ban Menthol Cigarettes: What You Need To Know
The new nominee to head the FDA begs the question: What is the White House inhaling when it comes to tobacco policy? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steve Forbes, Forbes Staff Tags: Policy /policy Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Money /money Taxes /taxes Source Type: news

Judge questions why Justice reversed course on Trump taxes
Trump appointee is considering motion by Trump to block Congress from seeing returns. #appointee (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taxes aren't the only reason Elon Musk is selling Tesla stock
Most of Elon Musk's Tesla stock sales don't appear to be connected with taxes, accountants said, which could mean he will unload far more stock than expected. #accountants #elonmusk #tesla (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Billions more funding for NHS will be wasted without hiring thousands more nurses and doctors
The former UK Health Secretary warned taxpayers' cash will be wasted on the salaries of locum doctors and agency nurses because there is not a plan to increase staffing levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pay Vaccine Mandate Fines, Take Tax Write-Off?
If people and companies start paying, are these fines and penalties tax deductible? The tax law on deducting fines and penalties has been muddled for years, so Congress at the end of 2017 tried to cut back on which fines and penalties can be deducted. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert W. Wood, Contributor Tags: Taxes /taxes Money /money Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare investing Source Type: news

Medicare Part B Premiums To Rise 14.5% In 2022, With Premiums For Highest-Income Couples Nearly $14,000 A Year
Some 7% of Medicare recipients pay income-related surcharges on their Part B premiums, and they're up 14.5% for 2022. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ashlea Ebeling, Senior Contributor Tags: Personal Finance /personal-finance Money /money Taxes /taxes Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Retirement /retirement Editors' Pick editors-pick Breaking breaking-news investing personalfinance Source Type: news

onDiem ’s Digital ID Service Helps Practices and Employees Maintain Compliance With New State COVID-19 Mandates
 PORTLAND, Oregon — As the federal government debates COVID-19 vaccination mandates on a national level, six states have forged ahead with their own complex mandates, leaving health care facility owners, employers, and workers scrambling to understand how to both verify and track necessary documents to maintain com pliance. onDiem, a national dental staffing platform known for its automated staffing compliance innovations, has introduced a solution. Starting this month, onDiem is offering dental practices free access to its new COVID-19 records tracking service for a limited period of time. Practices will b...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medicare Advantage's cost to taxpayers has soared in recent years, research finds
An alternative to original Medicare, the private plans are run mostly by major insurers. A recent analysis estimates Medicare overpaid these insurers by $106 billion from 2010 through 2019.(Image credit: Innocenti/Image Source/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fred Schulte Source Type: news

Staten Island Businessman Operating in Bucks County Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tobacco Smuggling
FDA OCI, Ramzi Al Najar, Staten Island NY, sentence, prison, restitution, smuggling, smokeless, tobacco, products, state lines, taxes, Capital Trade, wholesale, Bristol PA, excise, false invoices, PACT Act, register, interstate seller, tax, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - November 10, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

The local government finance system in England: overview and challenges
National Audit Office - Local authorities in England provide a broad range of universal services, with targeted services for the most vulnerable in society. They are funded through multiple funding streams, including government grants, taxes, and charges for services. This overview looks at what local government in England spends, how this spending is funded and the effect of changes in recent years. It includes analysis of spending on both public health and social care.ReportNational Audit Office - publications (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - November 10, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Library Tags: Public health and health inequalities Social care Source Type: news

Horny Britons cost the NHS £350,000 every year by shoving foreign objects in their rectums
About 400 'foreign' objects are retrieved from British rectums per year a new analysis of NHS data has found. An embarrassing trip to A&E is not the only price with the issue costing the taxpayer £3million. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public services can lead the way to net zero but not without government funding
Getting the UK’s public services across the net zero line will require £140bn of government funding by 2035, says new research published today (Monday) by UNISON. If the government’s 2050 target is to be met, the UK’s hospitals, schools, colleges, universities, care homes, town halls, leisure centres, police stations, courts, social housing, and water, transport and environmental services all need to be part of the plan, says the union. The report, Getting to Net Zero in Public Services: The Road to Decarbonisation, says that without government funding, public services still reeling from a decade of...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 8, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Article Christina McAnea COP26 net zero Source Type: news

Elon Musk tweets to ask if he should sell some Tesla stock
Some Democrats have been pushing for billionaires to pay taxes when the price of the stocks they hold goes up. #tesla #elonmusk #billionaires (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The billion dollar race to defy ageing is the last thing the planet needs | John Harris
Instead of investing to cheat death, we should be trying to make old age livable and dignified for allWelcome to the era ofimmortalists: scientists, dreamers and – crucially – billionaires, who want us to think of age as a curable disease, and our final end as something that could be indefinitely postponed. According toone estimate, the revenues of the global anti-ageing industry will increase from about $200bn today to $420bn by 2030. One sure sign of its rosy prospects is the involvement of high-profile people in the US who have made vast fortunes from the internet. If many of them can avoid taxes, why not de...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: John Harris Tags: Ageing Communities Society Science Health Environment Elon Musk Jeff Bezos Source Type: news