Tag Archives: Private

Her toddler died weeks after leaving ICE custody. She’s suing a private prison company for $40 million

Yazmin Juárez, who testified in Congress earlier this month about her 21-month-old daughter’s death, filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking $ 40 million in damages from CoreCivic, which runs the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Texas. Juarez and her daughter, Mariee, were detained for three weeks at the 2,400-bed facility last year. Mariee died… Read More »

Private equity gobbles up dermatology practices, raising questions about outcomes, costs

Dive Brief: Fewer dermatologists are working solo compared to a decade ago as private equity has upped its stake in dermatology practices nationwide, according to a new report in JAMA Dermatology. The latest study found 17 different PE groups acquired 184 practices over a six-year period, snapping up about 381 clinics overall. PE acquisitions helped… Read More »

Private equity in gastroenterology: Is it the future?

An excerpt from Private Equity in Gastroenterology: Navigating the Next Wave. A long time ago, gastroenterologists ran solo or small group practices. Despite the myriad challenges of running a medical business, doctors enjoyed the independence that private practices offered. But over the years, everything got too complicated. From insurance reimbursements to regulatory compliance to even patient… Read More »

This New Democratic Plan Would Ban Private Medicine – The Wall Street Journal

By Chris Jacobs Updated May 12, 2019 3:58 p.m. ET Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke speaks in Los Angeles, April 27, 2019. Photo: mark ralston/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images A few months ago, Sen. Kamala Harris raised eyebrows when she nonchalantly proclaimed her desire to abolish private health insurance: “Let’s move on.” Today, Ms. Harris’s quip seems… Read More »

Medicare for All Would Abolish Private Insurance. ‘There’s No Precedent in American History.’

At the heart of the “Medicare for all” proposals championed by Senator Bernie Sanders and many Democrats is a revolutionary idea: Abolish private health insurance. Proponents want to sweep away our complex, confusing, profit-driven mess of a health care system and start fresh with a single government-run insurer that would cover everyone. But doing away… Read More »