E-commerce Earnings – Chargers NFL Official Online http://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:38:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png E-commerce Earnings – Chargers NFL Official Online http://chargersnflofficialonline.com/ 32 32 Pricing transparency can end the crushing burden of medical debt – InsideSources https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/pricing-transparency-can-end-the-crushing-burden-of-medical-debt-insidesources/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 00:38:54 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/pricing-transparency-can-end-the-crushing-burden-of-medical-debt-insidesources/ The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a new analysis finding that 100 million Americans have medical debt, or 41% of the nation’s adult population. This crushing debt burden exceeds previous estimates because it includes medical liabilities held through informal loans and credit cards that do not appear in other analyses. This statement shocks the conscience […]]]>

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a new analysis finding that 100 million Americans have medical debt, or 41% of the nation’s adult population. This crushing debt burden exceeds previous estimates because it includes medical liabilities held through informal loans and credit cards that do not appear in other analyses.

This statement shocks the conscience whatever your political position. This is perhaps the best evidence of America’s predatory health care system and the need for immediate reform to help ordinary families avoid financial ruin. This indebtedness is particularly heavy in times of historic inflation when real wages and the standard of living decline.

Some policymakers point to the widespread financial devastation of health care overload to call for the socialization of health care in a Medicare for All system. Yet there is a much simpler solution to protecting patients against medical debt while expanding access, choice and competition: healthcare price transparency.

Real upfront prices allow healthcare consumers, including patients, employers and unions, to avoid price increases for more than 90% of non-emergency healthcare expenditures. Accurate pricing allows patients to choose quality and less expensive hospitals and health insurers, to have recourse in the event of over-billing, and to have the peace of mind that their care will not lead to personal bankruptcy.

Under the opaque health care status quo, hospitals and health insurers are blinding patients to prices, then blinding them with huge bills they would often never have accepted in the mail for weeks and months. after care. As a result of this dynamic, the costs of care and coverage have exploded, increasing at more than twice the rate of inflation. Hospitals now charge an average of seven times the cost of care.

Average annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health insurance are $22,221 per year, not including deductibles. This health care overload suppresses employee salaries.

Imagine the outrage if another business, from your neighborhood dry cleaner to your auto mechanic, engaged in such egregious billing practices. Vanderbilt University health economist Larry Van Horn notes, “Even in the darker corners of the market, like payday loans, we don’t require consumers to pay indiscernible prices at ‘advance.

There’s a reason the only industry causing routine financial havoc is also the only one with hidden prices.

When the prices are known, the overcharges, overpricings, billing frauds and debts they cause will come to an end. Hospitals and health insurers that engage in such practices will be bypassed in favor of those that provide quality care at fair prices. Consumers can compare their employer’s plans to alternatives and dismiss outrageous negotiated rates. Competition will reverse exorbitant costs and make prices affordable, as it does in almost every other economic sector.

This pro-consumer, transparent pricing healthcare revolution has already begun. On January 1, 2021, a federal hospital price transparency rule went into effect, requiring hospitals to post their discounted cash prices and all negotiated rates by insurance plan. On July 1, a health insurance price transparency rule comes into effect, requiring insurers to publish their historical claims data and secretly negotiated rates so consumers can access actual, up-front prices wherever they go. receive care.

Unfortunately, the hospital’s rule has been marred by widespread non-compliance. According to a recent study by PatientRightsAdvocate.org, only 14.3% of hospitals nationwide follow it. Hospitals deliberately break the law to maintain profit by keeping consumers in the dark. Fortunately, the Department of Health and Human Services finally began issuing fines to non-compliant hospitals a year and a half after the rule took effect. Rigorous enforcement of this rule and the insurance order can make this consumer-friendly vision and price transparency a reality.

When all the prices for health care and coverage are known, patients and employers will not tolerate paying 10 times as much for the same care as the person in the bed next to them. An active and competitive healthcare marketplace will emerge, based on choice and financial certainty. Patients can proactively avoid most cases of medical debt and take control of their health and wealth, ending this national embarrassment.

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Nexo responds to accusations of stealing donations and embezzling charity funds https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/nexo-responds-to-accusations-of-stealing-donations-and-embezzling-charity-funds/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 06:45:32 +0000 https://chargersnflofficialonline.com/nexo-responds-to-accusations-of-stealing-donations-and-embezzling-charity-funds/ Cryptocurrency lending platform Nexo hit back at what it called ‘fake news’ and rumors that its founders were part of a charity embezzlement scandal, saying the allegations were false and defamatory. It issued a public cease and desist notice to the author of the allegations. In a blog post about the claims, Nexo said: “Several […]]]>

Cryptocurrency lending platform Nexo hit back at what it called ‘fake news’ and rumors that its founders were part of a charity embezzlement scandal, saying the allegations were false and defamatory. It issued a public cease and desist notice to the author of the allegations.

In a blog post about the claims, Nexo said:

“Several anonymous Twitter accounts are using lies and distortions in yet another smear campaign against Nexo and profiting from short positions in a struggling market.”

The pseudonymous Twitter account otteroooo, which calls itself “Otter”, posted a series of tweet on June 25, claiming that the co-founders of Nexo stole funds from the Bulgarian charity HelpKarma to buy real estate and finance “lavish personal trips”.

The thread garnered a large following on Twitter, with Otter sharing a screenshot that it had received over 9 million impressions, prompting Nexo to respond to what they call “ridiculous allegations” and issue the cease and desist notice.

Otter’s central allegation is that HelpKarma founder and Nexo co-founder “Konsta Kanchev” used donation funds to help build a palace instead of using the money for children’s medical treatments. .

In a response from Nexo, he points out that a “Konsta Kanchev” does not exist and Otter deliberately created the name “to mimic a typo as an excuse for fact checkers” by confusing two separate people, the founder of HelpKarma, Constantine Krastev and Nexo co. -founder Kosta Kantchev, as the same person.

Speaking to Cointelegraph regarding the confusion of the two, Otter shared a delisted article from Bulgarian newspaper Fakti saying the two are cousins ​​and that Constantin in Bulgarian is spelled “Konstantin” but has since provided no further comment.

Another major allegation from Otter is that as donations from HelpKarma increased, payday loan company Credissimo began reporting sizable capital increases, citing a November 2020 report from Fakti, implying that donations were used to fund Credissimo.

On how this scandal relates to Nexo, Otter points out that Nexo’s whitepaper says it is “powered by Credissimo.” Credissimo was founded by Kantchev, and Nexo co-founders Georgi Shulev and Antoni Trenchev were the business development and business innovation managers respectively.

In response to the claims, Nexo said that it and HelpKarma “do not and have never had any common operations, common beneficial owners or common management”, adding:

“Why should a company with hundreds of millions in revenue and billions in assets under management, approved by Fidelity, Mastercard and dozens of regulators, resort to petty theft, let alone children with medical needs?” is the logical but overlooked question.

Cointelegraph has contacted Nexo to comment on the allegations and has yet to receive a response.

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The main motive stated by Nexo for why Otter published the allegations is so that Otter could gain a large audience and sell the account.

Nexo shared footage of an individual who tried to buy Otter’s account, to which Otter replies that he wants a minimum of $50,000 in coins (USDC).

But in a Twitter thread posted by Otter on June 26, they claim they suspected the posts were a “set up” to buy the account so Nexo could silence them. Instead, they “devised a troll plan” to sell the Otter account to collect Nexo’s “silence money” and create another account to “continue exposing them”.

Nexo says this isn’t the first time they’ve been involved in what they call a ‘coordinated attack’, citing accusations in 2020 that it was behind Zeus Capital, an asset management firm that wanted to run -circuit Chainlink (LINK).