FROM Kristen Gerencher
Health Insurers Say Rate Hikes Inevitable As Washington waits for tomorrow's televised summit on healthcare reform , the President of WellPoint Insurance told a committee of Congress today that soaring medical costs justified raising rates in California by as much as 39 percent. That's what happened with a WellPoint subsidiary, Anthem, which testified in Sacramento yesterday. Kristen Gerencher is a reporter and healthcare columnist for MarketWatch .
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.