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Amazon joins Airbnb, Marriott, and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Amazon has become the latest US corporate giant to cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. It joins Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, Boston, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Walmart, Amazon and other US corporate giants in cutting off donations to Republican lawmakers who opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Walmart will halt political donations to lawmakers that opposed certifying president-elect Joe Biden's victory. It joins Amazon, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and AT&T in deciding to cut funding to specific Republicans. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Walmart, Bloomberg, Joe Biden


Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off donations to Republican politicians that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump broke into the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan, Citibank, Microsoft, and Facebook said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats comple...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Microsoft, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc


JP Morgan, Marriott, and other major companies are stopping political donations after the Capitol Insurrection

In the aftermath of the MAGA Militia Assault on the capitol buildings, numerous financial, healthcare, and property corporations are re-thinking their approaches to political donations. Popular Information reports: In the last three cycles, [the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association] PAC has donated $959,060 to Republican candidates and $359,550 to Democratic candidates. — Read the rest
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Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and Dow are among companies cutting off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. Separately, JP Morgan and Citibank said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans and Democrats completely. Last We...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


In the wake of the Capitol siege, Marriott, Morgan Stanley, Dow, and other US firms are cutting off Republicans that opposed Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, Morgan Stanley, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president, and Goldman Sachs is reportedly likely to follow suit. JP Morgan and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both Republicans ...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott and Citi suspend political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott and Citi have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  Marriott and Citi are among the largest US companies to announce the will halt PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the failed attempt to overturn the election. Companies including Microsoft, Google, GM, and Coca-Cola...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


Marriott is pulling donations to Republicans who voted to overturn the election, while JP Morgan and Citigroup are halting political donations altogether

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Commerce Bank have cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president.  JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup have all said they will temporarily pause all political donations to both the Republicans and Democrats completely. Last Wed...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Ford, Washington Dc, Mary Barra


Marriott suspends political donations to GOP lawmakers who sided with Trump and objected to Biden's certification as president

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Marriott has cut off donations to GOP lawmakers who objected to certifying Democrat Joe Biden as president. The hotel chain said the decision was the result of last week's siege on the US Capitol by pro-Trump supporters. Marriott is one of the largest US companies to announce it was halting PAC donations to the GOP members who took part in the fai...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Politics, Texas, Congress, Hotels, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Tech, General Motors, Joe Biden, Companies, Gop, Missouri


Opinion analysis: Court rejects challenge to states’ authority to regulate pharmacy reimbursements

The Supreme Court’s opinion Thursday in Rutledge v. Pharmaceutical Care Management Association firmly rejected an attack on state statutes that protect pharmacies from the prescription-reimbursement intermediaries that health-insurance providers use to administer their prescription-drug programs. The case involves pharmacy benefit managers like Caremark and Express Scripts, which have come to be the exclusive avenue through which most of us purchase prescriptions covered by our health insurance....
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Arkansas, Travelers, Sonia Sotomayor, ERISA, Sotomayor, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Caremark, Medicaid Medicare, Rutledge, PBM, Merits Cases


Lonely, burned out, and depressed: The state of millennials' mental health in 2020

Millennials suffer from burnout, depression, and loneliness. Dmitriy Bilous/Getty Images The state of millennials' mental health in 2020 is looking grim. Depression and "deaths of despair" are on the rise among millennials, many of whom suffer from loneliness, money stress, and burnout in the workplace. But millennials are changing the way people look at mental health by being more open about their issues and destigmatizing therapy. If you're struggling, call the SAMHSA National Helpline, ...
Tags: UK, Workplace, Time, US, Trends, Strategy, Features, Mental Health, New York Times, Healthcare, Millennials, World Health Organization, Yougov, Wall Street Journal, Pew Research Center, Harvard Business Review


Depression increase among new moms during coronavirus era prompts South Bay mental health expansion

A 5% surge in cases of depression among new moms this year has prompted Providence Southern California to expand a model maternal mental health program that started in Orange County to the South Bay and San Fernando Valley, the medical provider said. Usually about 15% of mothers are diagnosed with post-partum depression, but this year doctors are seeing depression in 1 in every 5 mothers at its dozen hospitals in the region. “A year dominated by a pandemic, social unrest, very divisive politics ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Orange County, Southern California, Providence, South Bay, San Fernando Valley, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Providence Southern California


Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans To Settle For $2.7B… And That’s Not The Most Important Relief

After seven years, David Boies eyes the finish line for his clients in the Blue Cross Blue Shield class action.
Tags: Law, Antitrust, David Boies, Biglaw, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Health Care / Medicine, Boies Schiller & Flexner


Rolling up the latest in startup health insurance offerings, Sana Benefits raises $20.8 million

Sana Benefits, a manager of self-funded insurance plans for small businesses, said it has raised $20.8 million in a recent round of funding as it looks to roll up all of the latest startup health benefit providers into a convenient package for small businesses. Self-financed insurance plans are set up by companies to pay out of pocket for their employees’ health care and are typically cheaper, because employers can pick and choose which services they offer. According to Sana Health co-founder Wi...
Tags: TC, Texas, Kentucky, Insurance, Tech, Companies, Cigna, Health Insurance, Anthem, Illinois, Telemedicine, Classpass, Sana, Humana, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield


A fundamental shift in how people get healthcare is creating a $600 billion market. UBS shares the 22 companies poised to benefit the most.

Americans are increasingly getting involved in how they get their healthcare. Americans are on the hook for more of their healthcare expenses than were in the past, leading them to look for cheaper and more convenient options. It's a fundamental shift happening in the industry, and analysts at UBS think it's creating a $600 billion market.  As people in the US look for more cost-effective and convenient options, 22 companies stand to benefit, including a number of non-traditional healthcare pl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Florida, Microsoft, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Georgia, Walmart, Walgreens, Healthcare, Cigna, Ubs, Anthem


A fundamental shift in how people get healthcare is creating a $600 billion market, and UBS shares the 22 companies poised to benefit the most

Americans are increasingly getting involved in how they get their healthcare. Americans are on the hook for more of their healthcare expenses than were in the past, leading them to look for cheaper and more convenient options. It's a fundamental shift happening in the industry, and analysts at UBS think it's creating a $600 billion market.  As people in the US look for more cost-effective and convenient options, 22 companies stand to benefit, including a number of non-traditional healthcare pl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft, US, Samsung, America, Trends, Walmart, Healthcare, Cigna, Ubs, Anthem, Salesforce, Illumina, Danaher


This Treasury Official Is Running the Bailout. It’s Been Great for His Family.

This story first appeared at ProPublica. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have become the public faces of the $3 trillion federal coronavirus bailout. Behind the scenes, however, the Treasury’s responsibilities have fallen largely to the 42-year-old deputy secretary, Justin Muzinich. A major beneficiary o...
Tags: Europe, New York, Hollywood, London, News, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Singapore, New York City, Caesars Entertainment, Bloomberg, Gop, Treasury


How Private Insurers Have Dragged Their Feet On A Crucial COVID-19 Safeguard

Amid concerns that their policies were getting in the way of a key COVID-19 safeguard, several private insurance plans have backed down from limitations they’d placed on access to telehealth. The reversal comes weeks after COVID-19 started spreading through the United States and public health officials began urging Americans to avoid unnecessary in-person interactions, including interactions with the primary care doctors they see for routine care or minor medical issues. Instead, patients are...
Tags: News, Virginia, Georgia, United States, Michigan, North Carolina, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Martin, Office of Personnel Management, Medicare Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, American Academy of Family Physicians, Shawn Martin, Teladoc, Maryland State Medical Society


Porter Strong-Arms CDC Director Into Committing To Free Coronavirus Testing For All Americans

Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA), armed with a whiteboard, held Center for Disease Control Director Robert Redfield’s feet to the fire on whether or not he would exercise his authority to make coronavirus testing free for all Americans, regardless of insurance coverage. After first pop-quizzing Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec on the various costs for the out-of-pocket costs associated with the illness, Porter turned her attention to Redfield. She asked repeatedly if he...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, Senate, America, House, Porter, Center for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Redfield, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Katie Porter, Robert Redfield


Mangrove Capital’s Mark Tluszcz on the huge mHealth opportunity and why focusing on UX is key

Mangrove Capital Partners’ co-founder and CEO Mark Tluszcz is brimming with enthusiasm for what’s coming down the pipe from health tech startups. Populations armed with mobile devices and hungry for verified and relevant information, combined with the promise of big data and AI, is converging, as he sees it, into a massive opportunity for businesses to rethink how healthcare is delivered, both as a major platform to plugging gaps in stretched public healthcare systems and multiple spaces in b...
Tags: Health, Google, Amazon, TC, Europe, UK, New York, Indonesia, Ebay, US, America, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, NHS, National Health Service


The biggest benefit of agent healthcare benefits? Happiness

Real estate agents need healthcare like everyone else, but they face significant challenges when it comes to actually getting it.
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Benefits, Radio, New Jersey, Healthcare, Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Agent, Compass, Spark, Palm Springs, NAR, Blue Cross Blue Shield, National Association of Realtors, California State University


US insurers, sick of being gouged by Big Pharma, will develop cheap generics

The US health insurance industry resents being on the receiving end of surprise bills and price-gouging, so Blue Cross/Blue Shield are spending $55m to have the nonprofit Civica Rx tool up to make generics of off-patent drugs whose sole manufacturers are shkreliing the prices into the stratosphere. Civica already supplies drugs to 1,200 hospitals. Drugmakers hiked prices 1,000% in massive price-fixing scheme, states allege In an interview with The New York Times, Civica board chairman ...
Tags: Health, Post, News, US, Petard, Big Pharma, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Civica, Dan Liljenquist, Medicare For All, Civica Rx, Beth Mole Ars Technica, That's Our Job, Usausasa, New York Times Civica


Iowa Democrats worry ‘Medicare for All’ hurts key local industry

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system. “What about the little guys that work in the insurance business, that support our communities? The secretary that works for them, b...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, Senate, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Democrats, Iowa, New Jersey, Healthcare, Long Beach, Warren


Chargers rookie Roderic Teamer has passion for rescuing dogs

COSTA MESA — A white note with black letters hung above Roderic Teamer’s locker. It was a reminder for him to shoot his “Sunday Night Football” introduction. For him to be pondering what he wanted to say, three days before the Chargers hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers, was an accomplishment for the undrafted rookie safety. Teamer wasn’t supposed to be receiving facetime on prime-time television, at least not this soon. He became a Chargers’ starter because of injuries to Derwin James and Adrian Ph...
Tags: California, Sports, Denver Broncos, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Chile, New Orleans, Chargers, Nashville, Melvin Gordon, Watson, South America, Louisiana


CS Exclusive: Tom Atkins’ Halloween Playlist & Exclusive Trick Clip!

CS Exclusive: Tom Atkins’ personal Halloween playlist, plus an exclusive Trick clip! It’s that time of the year when audiences are diving back into the horror genre and as they look for new playlists and typically unseen films, ComingSoon got the chance to catch up with a veteran of the genre, Tom Atkins (Escape From New York,The Fog, Creepshow), to learn some of his favorite movies he’s worked on and his experiences on them, including his latest venture in the genre, Trick, for which we have...
Tags: New York, Movies, La, Merck, Pennsylvania, Jesus, Usc, Bruce Campbell, Frank, Patrick, Atlanta Georgia, Fred, Bruce, Shane, Fred Dekker, Western Pennsylvania


Insurer sent $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction. He used the cash to go on a binge -- and died

Blue Cross Blue Shield sent a check for $33,000 to a man struggling with addiction after he was treated for a broken jaw at an out-of-network hospital. Days after depositing the money, Joseph Hockett II was found dead from an overdose. "Dirty money," says his mother, Jennifer Alba.
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Innovations in opioid addiction prevention and treatment show promise

Blue Cross Blue Shield plans team up with community partners to address the crisis.            [Author: for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association]
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Boston Tech Watch: The Predictive Index, Catalant, ZoomInfo, Notarize

A work week shortened by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday didn’t seem to slow new capital from venture firms and strategic investors from flowing into Boston technology businesses this week. Read on for more:—The Predictive Index, a workforce talent optimization technology company in Westwood, MA, has raised $50 million in growth-stage capital led by General Catalyst Partners. The business says it provides managers with “people science,” data, and strategy to make objective hiring decisions. ...
Tags: Deals, Accelerator, Real Estate, Subway, Mba, Boston, Trends, Startup, Tech, Harvard, Venture Capital, San Diego, Rochester, Nissan, Tax Breaks, Martin Luther King Jr


The Predictive Index brings in $50M to help businesses create winning teams

Funding will get you a long way, but people, at the end of the day, are the key to a successful business. The Predictive Index, which develops behavioral and cognitive employee assessments, has raised a $50 million round of growth-stage capital from venture capital firm General Catalyst to help companies choose the right talent. Kirk Arnold, an executive-in-residence at General Catalyst and new Predictive Index board member, led the deal for the VC firm, which says the round is the largest fi...
Tags: Startups, Funding, Tech, Venture Capital, Nissan, General Catalyst, Arnold, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Zani, Kirk Arnold, Predictive Index, Mike Zani, Daniel Muzquiz, Boston Predictive Index