Truthout Stories http://www.truth-out.org Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:00:03 -0400 en-gb Honduran Mothers and Grandmothers Search Far and Wide for Missing Migrants http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26301-honduran-mothers-and-grandmothers-search-far-and-wide-for-missing-migrants http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26301-honduran-mothers-and-grandmothers-search-far-and-wide-for-missing-migrants ]]> News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:33:05 -0400 A New Way Insurers Are Shifting Costs to the Sick http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26298-a-new-way-insurers-are-shifting-costs-to-the-sick http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26298-a-new-way-insurers-are-shifting-costs-to-the-sick

Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing so in a more subtle way: by forcing people with a variety of illnesses - including Parkinson's disease, diabetes and epilepsy - to pay more for their drugs. Insurers have long tried to steer their members away from more expensive brand name drugs, labeling them as "non-preferred" and charging higher co-payments.

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News Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:49:29 -0400
Is Modern Technology Killing Us? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26295-is-modern-technology-killing-us http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26295-is-modern-technology-killing-us

An exploration of the social, cultural and environmental pitfalls of modern technology culminates in a proposed neo-Luddite framework for evaluating the risks and benefits of existing and emerging technologies.

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Opinion Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:28:31 -0400
Economic Update: Big Economic Changes http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26294-economic-update-big-economic-changes http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26294-economic-update-big-economic-changes ]]> News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:37:28 -0400 Colombia Is Taking On Its Billionaires - Why Can't We? http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26293-colombia-took-on-its-drug-lords-now-its-taking-on-its-billionaires-why-cant-we http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26293-colombia-took-on-its-drug-lords-now-its-taking-on-its-billionaires-why-cant-we ]]> Opinion Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:52:43 -0400 Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26287-beyond-divestment-climate-concerned-philanthropists-pledge-to-move-billions-to-wind-and-solar http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26287-beyond-divestment-climate-concerned-philanthropists-pledge-to-move-billions-to-wind-and-solar ]]> News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:48:19 -0400 What Drives US Foreign Policy Towards Israel? http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26285-what-drives-us-foreign-policy-towards-israel http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26285-what-drives-us-foreign-policy-towards-israel ]]> News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:19:54 -0400 Anti-Coal Campaigners Continue to Win in the Northwest http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26284-anti-coal-campaigners-continue-to-win-in-the-northwest http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26284-anti-coal-campaigners-continue-to-win-in-the-northwest ]]> News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:19:22 -0400 As Activists Gear Up for People's Climate March, Rep. Jim McDermott Pushes Carbon Tax http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26283-as-activists-gear-up-for-peoples-climate-march-rep-jim-mcdermott-pushes-carbon-tax http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26283-as-activists-gear-up-for-peoples-climate-march-rep-jim-mcdermott-pushes-carbon-tax ]]> News Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:12:11 -0400 The Next Round of an Unwinnable War Beckons http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26282-the-next-round-of-an-unwinnable-war-beckons http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26282-the-next-round-of-an-unwinnable-war-beckons ]]> Opinion Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:07:20 -0400