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Hospitals keep ER fees secret. We’re uncovering them.

Each year, Americans make 141 million trips to the emergency room. In nearly all those visits, hospitals charge patients something called a facility fee: the price for walking in the door and seeking medical service. Facility fees can be big: Reporter Sarah Kliff has seen charges that range from $533 to more than $3,000. But because these fees are kept secret until you receive your bill, we can’t know how high they get — or how much they vary. We want to bring transparency to these extremely common but little-understood fees. So we have been collecting facility fee bills from...

Elizabeth Warren gives a full-throated endorsement for reparations at CNN town...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave a ringing endorsement to the idea of reparations for the families of former slaves at a CNN town hall held at Jackson State University on Monday night. While Warren stopped short of calling for direct payments, she threw her support behind a bill in the US House to study the issue and acknowledged the persistence of racial injustice in America. “This is a stain on America and we’re not going to fix that, we’re not going to change that, until we address it head on, directly,” Warren said. “And make no mistake. It’s not just the...

Medicare for America, Beto O’Rourke’s favorite health care plan, explained

In his early days as a presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke has walked away from supporting single-payer Medicare-for-all and into the arms of another health care plan: Medicare for America. That plan, introduced last year by Reps. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), was founded on the previous work of the Center for American Progress and Yale professor Jacob Hacker. It is the Democratic establishment’s alternative to the single-payer approach favored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and the democratic socialist left. It would not move every American into a government health care plan over the next few years, as the Medicare-for-all...

Why tech companies failed to keep the New Zealand shooter’s extremism...

The hate-filled terror rampage at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, was meticulously designed to maximize the number of witnesses around the globe, highlighting the difficulty in putting a lid on extremist hate that spreads online. The suspected gunman did everything he could to make his shooting spree go viral. He live-streamed the attack on social media, wearing a body camera to simulate a video game. He shared a rambling 74-page manifesto espousing white supremacy that was full of memes and easter eggs meant to invite attention from all corners of the internet and admiration from other extremists who live...

Canyoning Bohinj, a fun activity near your holiday destination

Do you want to experience canyoning, but do not want to drive too far from Bled? We, at Altitude activities, are offering you fun and adventurous experience just a few minutes’ drive away from Bled. We will meet in front of our office at Ljubljanska cesta 1, Bled and drive along beautiful Lake Bled, passed the former residence of Yugoslav president Josip Broz- Tito, towards the Bohinj valley. Pay attention to a protruding rock on the slopes of Jelovica Mountain, the so-called Babji zob (an Old Hag’s Tooth)! In just a few minutes, we will arrive to...

Why Do You Need a Mobile Cover?

Nothing is as frustrating as buying your dream smartphone only to accidentally break its screen the next day. In your day to day activities, you move a lot here and there and during these times, your phone is always at risk of falling or slipping from your hand. To ensure that your precious phone won’t get any serious damage that can make it broken beyond repair, it is a must to get a good quality mobile phone cover. Phone covers work by protecting your phone from incurring unwanted damages. Most phones available right...

Is PopSocket the best invention for mobile phones?

The world of accessories for mobile phones is full of an infinity of elements created to facilitate the use of them, to add some design and color to the equipment or to protect it from the most common damages. Every day they develop new ideas on this topic, so the most common problems that were had when using a mobile phone have practically disappeared completely, because for every need there seems to be more than one solution. What is a PopSocket and why is so...

Why Choose Essence Mascara?

One’s eye balls have been always labeled as the window to one’s soul. Whenever people meet for the first time, they look at one another’s eyes. With this in mind, it would be a good idea to use an Essence mascara to keep your eyes more interesting and gorgeous. Mascara is the type of makeup made particularly for eyelashes. The mascara’s purpose is to enhance the beauty that one’s eyes give. Usually, mascara is an inexpensive way to bring out the beauty in your face.

The best bluetooth headphones

Headphones refer to small speakers often won either in or around the ear. Conventionally, headphones are characterized by double ear cups linked by a band over an individual head. Music lovers cannot figure out a day without music. To them, a mobile and a phone are not detachable. The Best Bluetooth Headphones After a lengthy comparison, we came up with a list of the best headphones one can opt for. This section discusses the topmost Bluetooth headphones an individual can opt...