(2022-06-04). Biden Hikes Medicare Prices, Funnels Profits to Insurers. popularresistance.org Last week, the Biden administration quietly reaffirmed its decision to enact the highest Medicare premium hikes in history right before this year's midterm elections. At the same time, President Joe Biden is endorsing a plan to funnel significantly more Medicare money to insurance companies and further privatize the government insurance program for older Americans and those with disabilities. | In effect, the higher premium increases will subsidize the larger payments to — and profits for — private insurance corporations. This comes after Biden raked in roughly $47 million from health care industry ex…
(2022-06-04). Marcos Jr. Presidency: A long view. mronline.org For three decades, contemporary public discourse on the Philippines has been marked by reference to a period called the "post-Marcos era." Weeks after a high-stakes national election, that widely-accepted historical marker is suddenly obsolete.
(2022-06-04). [Articles] Intrauterine device-related uterine perforation incidence and risk (APEX-IUD): a large multisite cohort study. thelancet.com Although the risk for uterine perforation with IUD insertion 4 days to 6 weeks or less post partum is nearly seven times that of insertion non-post partum, perforation remains an incredibly rare event for all clinical time points. Despite a slight increased risk of perforation with breastfeeding at IUD insertion, the benefits of breastfeeding and effective contraception generally outweigh risks and should have little clinical impact. Therefore, IUD insertion timing should be based on individual desire for IUD contraception and patient convenience to assure an IUD insertion can occur.
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