Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the restaurant: Workers policing owners, and sometimes getting fired

Filed Under: Costs, Patients

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the restaurant: Workers policing owners, and sometimes getting fired

Restaurant and bar workers, and big-box store workers, are taking to social media like Reddit and Twitter to announce that their workplaces may not be safe for patrons because they have not been honest and pro-active about dealing with cases of Covid-19. This happened on Twitter: A Houston bartender, tweeting as @theroyalbadness (Liquor Bae Bev), […]

Medicare head asks Twitter to help enforce price transparency policy

Medicare head asks Twitter to help enforce price transparency policy

Seema Verma, the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, called on Twitter a few days ago to help her enforce a new rule on health price transparency. The rule requires hospitals to post their list prices online. It went into effect on Jan. 1, and there was scant information about how it […]

Amanda Palmer’s Twitter feed: #insurancepoll revisited

Filed Under: Costs, Health plans, Patients

Since launching #InsurancePoll on Twitter last week (read about it here), Amanda Palmer’s trending insurance survey has stirred overwhelming response. Palmer is the indy rock star who — motivated by New York Times columnist Nick Kristof’s piece about 10 days ago,  about his college roommate’s struggle with cancer as an uninsured person — asked her 702,000 […]