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Precision Medicine Promises Health Insurers Profits, Obamacare Delivers Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 16, 2015 UnitedHealth Group (UHG) have announced their impressive up-swing in profits will continue to rise in 2015 thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With value-based care contracts being pushed onto doctors and hospitals, an estimated $2 billion will be pocketed this year. Because of this, UHG has expanded their operations to more states and the executives have seen a monetary increase with an estimated 680,000 more customers signed on with 570,000 of them being “public exchange customers”. A total of 1.6 million new customers were added to…

The Big Gulp: California Considers Purifying Toilet Water Breaking News,Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 16, 2015   Cities in California are fighting back against Governor Jerry Brown’s mandatory water restrictions; calling them “unfair”. In Sacramento, the Suburban Water District (SWD) has other problems such as “leaks in the delivery system from streams and reservoirs” that cause issues with water delivery. Brown ordered a strict 25% statewide reduction in water use in urban areas. In conjunction with the restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board produced a framework to meet the goal of 35% water use reduction set forth by Brown for communities that…

Cannabidiol Study Shows Pure Isolate Tames Epileptic Seizures Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 14, 2015   Researchers at the NYU Langone Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (LCEC) have conducted a study on cannabidiol (CBD) as an isolate to treat seizure disorders such as epilepsy and found some surprising results. In the course of the 12 week trial, “more than half of the children and adults treated with [CBD] experienced fewer seizures.” The participants were given a “99% pure liquid version of the drug was given for three to six months to 137 people with” Dravet or Lennox-Gastaut syndromes. The majority of the volunteers were…

Pretend-A-Cop Who Paid to Be Deputy Sheriff Killed Tulsa Black Man Breaking News,Security

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 13, 2015   The Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) are under fire for allowing a 73 year old insurance executive play deputy and ride around with officers because that man killed 44 year old Eric Harris over the weekend. Robert Bates, reserve deputy and insurance executive, shot and killed the unarmed Harris apparently by accident. The video that surfaced showing the incident, reveals Bates pulling out his gun and saying “taser, taser!” as he mortally shot Harris. Bates then exclaims: “Oh, I shot him. I’m sorry.” Bates, a former…

Nestlé, Farmers or Residents: Who is Really to Blame For California’s Drought? Breaking News,Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 13, 2015   California is dry. Wells are drying up and lawns are turning brown. But who is to blame for this crisis? There are several culprits sucking up water usage: almonds, cows and residents. Almonds are hard to adapt to drought conditions because they are trees and 10% of California’s water goes directly to them. But then alfalfa, used for cattle feed, consume more water per acre than almonds and take up 2 times the land usage. And considering abandoning milk production in California a plan to eventually…

Oil Corps Fund Climate Deniers on Both Sides of the Pond Breaking News,Weather

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 11, 2015   In the UK, big oil pays off elected officials (just like in the US) to further the agenda of the fossil fuels industry. Even if that means pushing climate change skepticism. Matthew Hancock, minister of conservative energy and climate change, allegedly took €18,000 in bribe money from Neil Record, who represents one of the UK’s most prominent climate change denier lobby groups in the country. Last year Record handed over an estimated €300,000 to the Conservative Party which went on to Hancock, according to documents provided…

Fracking Causes Radioactive Gas to Poison Pennsylvania Residents Breaking News,Health

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Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent April 10, 2015   Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have published a report stating that “levels of radon in Pennsylvania homes – where 42 percent of readings surpass what the US government considers safe – have been on the rise since 2004, around the time that the fracking industry began drilling natural gas wells in the state.” This rising radon level happens to coincide with the boom of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Pennsylvania. The environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed radon as the 2nd leading…