There’s often no rhyme or reason when it comes to what hospitals charge for medical procedures. They can pretty much charge whatever they want to and do just that. The evidence comes in the form of widely varying rates charged for the same procedure in the same geographic area. ABC News examined the issue of inexplicable medical costs, while trying to help one family figure out how to save money on a tonsillectomy for their little boy. Click here to watch.
Ordinary working Americans don’t seem to have as much of a chance anymore at striking it rich. Over the past three decades, income disparity between the wealthy and middle class has exploded. That makes it much harder for average people to pursue the American dream and nearly impossible for the poor. Upward mobility in the United States is lagging far behind upward mobility in other industrialized countries. If you’re feeling it, it’s not your imagination. Click here to learn more and watch this fascinating documentary which is part of the “Why Poverty?” series: “Park Avenue: money, power and the American Dream”
Every year, Americans spend hundreds of billions of dollars on unnecessary medical tests and treatments. Often times, that care goes to the elderly and all taxpayers end up paying for it through Medicare. CBS News has been investigating Life Care Centers of America, one of the largest nursing home chains in the country, for allegedly over-billing Medicare for unnecessary patient rehab. Click here to watch this investigative report by CBS reporter Jeff Glore.
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CWN was founded by Attorney and former prosecutor Chris Hoyer out of frustration over the lack of meaningful help for homeowners trapped in the mortgage meltdown. After investigating big mortgage companies who created the sub-prime mess for several years, it became clear homeowners would bear the brunt of the financial hardship, especially as many began losing their homes to foreclosure. That gave birth to CWN’s first major grassroots campaign to help homeowners called “Produce the Note.” Click here to watch Chris’ original video urging homeowners to fight back.
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Where's the Outrage?
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Voice of Democracy
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