Saturday, February 14, 2015

EPJ Week In Review - Week Ending 2/13/15

Below you'll find everything that has been published on EPJ for the week ended Friday February 13, 2015. The hottest posts for each day are highlighted in red.

Friday 2/13/15
Thursday 2/12/15
Wednesday 2/11/15
Tuesday 2/10/15
Monday 2/9/15
Sunday 2/8/15
Saturday 2/7/15


  1. Cornell students erupt over health care fee

    Students at vaunted Cornell University are plenty smart enough to know they should not have to pay a penalty for not buying the school's health insurance if they already have coverage, but that's exactly what a new policy at the Ivy League school requires.

    The $350 "health fee" for opting out of the school’s insurance plan was announced in a memo school President David Skorton posted on Cornell’s website last week, according to higher education blog The College Fix. But it is just setting in with the student body, and many attending the Ithaca, N.Y., school are not pleased. Under the Affordable Care Act, students must have insurance, but making those already covered pay an extra fee to skip the school's plan is not sitting well.

    Students who do not opt in to the $2,352 per year plan must pay the $350 fee, which “most likely” won’t be covered by financial aid, according to campus newspaper The Cornell Review. The newspaper also said the university plan is run through Aetna, whose CEO, Mark Bertolini, is a Cornell MBA grad. In addition the fee, students will have to pay a $10 co-pay fee when visiting the school’s health center.

    it's called a bow tie shake down....street crime at the suite level.

  2. The Right-to-Try Revolt
    Terminally ill patients are fed up with slow FDA drug approvals.

    good comments