A recent survey reveals that only 14 percent of U.S. hospitals follow a federal law that says they must publicly post their prices. The Hospital Price Transparency rule was created as a part of the Affordable Care Act that took effect in January 2021. It requires health systems to publicly post the cost of their items and services online, from standard charges to health insurance plans. The Federal Department of Health and Human Services enforces the rule and can fine hospitals up to $5,000 a day for being in violation.
- The Daily Beast
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKIDays after the Secret Service pushed back on the stunning testimony that former President Donald Trump violently freaked out during a Jan. 6 presidential SUV ride, CNN reported on Friday that accounts of Trump lunging at his Secret Service agents have spread around the agency for the past year.According to two Secret Service sources, stories similar to ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s account—which she testified under oath was told to her by former Trump staffer and current S
- ABC News
White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's dramatic testimony this week has provided not only a new account of the actions of then-President Donald Trump and chief of staff Mark Meadows before and on Jan. 6, 2021, but it's also raised questions about where the House select committee's investigation will go next, including concerning Trump's potential legal liability. In a nearly two-hour hearing Tuesday, Hutchinson painted a picture of Trump, who, after speaking at his "Save America" rally on the Ellipse, insisted on being taken to the Capitol as Congress met to certify electoral votes, demanding to join his supporters, she said, despite having been told some were armed with weapons.
- The Guardian
It was the second warning Cassidy Hutchinson had received before her deposition, cautioning her against cooperating with the panel
- Fox News
January 6 committee's Kinzinger: Secret Service agent who may dispute Hutchinson claim 'likes to lie'
Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a member of the Jan. 6 committee, said a Secret Service agent who may testify against Cassidy Hutchinson's retelling of events "likes to lie."
- The Wrap
Former Trump Staffer Alyssa Farah Says She Led Cassidy Hutchinson to Liz Cheney: ‘That’s How This Shocking Testimony Came About’ (Video)
"She shared with me ‘There is more I want to share that was not asked in those settings. How do we do this?'" Farah revealed
- Modesto Bee
`The former president acts like a child who is a character but personally lacks character.’ | Opinion
Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the committee she was contacted by an intermediary for Mark Meadows, according to a person familiar with her final deposition.
- Motley Fool
Americans have been eager to receive more COVID-19 stimulus money in their bank accounts, especially as inflation has surged and the price of gas has reached new records. The federal government hasn't stepped up to the plate to provide it, but that doesn't mean more money isn't coming. In one state, a budget compromise reached recently will result in residents receiving payments of up to $1,050.
- Kansas City Star
The abortion issue just got caught up in the melee of other equal rights issues in the 1970s, according to this writer. | Opinion
- The Desert Sun
Such a project would be less difficult than other aqueducts and pipelines already built.
A new petition has more than 700,000 signatures.
A new decision "continues to underscore the erosion of democratic institutions at the hands of Republicans in this state," Gov. Tony Evers said.
- Business Insider
Documentary filmmaker who had access to Trump and his kids compared their dynamics to the family on HBO's 'Succession'
Alex Holder said Trump and his kids Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and Eric Trump have interactions with each other that are like "a real-life succession drama."
"The Daily Show" host scorched the high court for one of its last rulings before summer recess.
- Rolling Stone
The Biden administration is playing pro-choice in the streets and spineless in the sheets when it comes to women's rights — and somehow, Mitch McConnell is somehow behind all of it
GOP Sen. Pat Toomey says Trump's chances of winning the party's 2024 presidential nomination are 'much more tenuous' following the January 6 committee's hearings
Sen. Pat Toomey said the Republican Party would likely have a "stronger candidate" than Trump in 2024 after Cassidy Hutchinson's bombshell testimony.
- The Telegraph
Boris Johnson’s war of words with Vladimir Putin reached new heights as the Russian president said that he would be a “disgusting sight” with his top off.
Trump says it would be very difficult to put hands on a Secret Service agent 'because these guys lift 350 pounds, I don't'
The former president continues to question one of the most shocking claims Cassidy Hutchinson made during a January 6 committee hearing.
President Vladimir Putin has raised the stakes in an economic war with the West and its allies with a decree that seizes full control of the Sakhalin-2 gas and oil project in Russia's far east, a move that could force out Shell and Japanese investors. The order, signed on Thursday, creates a new firm to take over all rights and obligations of Sakhalin Energy Investment Co, in which Shell and two Japanese trading companies Mitsui and Mitsubishi hold just under 50%. The five-page decree, which follows Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, indicates the Kremlin will now decide whether the foreign partners can stay.
- Miami Herald
Cuba’s most powerful general, Luis Alberto Rodríguez López-Calleja, who controlled most of the island’s economy and was set to become a key player in a future political transition, died suddenly Friday morning, the Communist Party newspaper Granma said.