Newspaper Articles – Kenneth Artz

Shumlin Single-Payer Effort Hurts Re-Election

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to bring government-run single-payer health care to his state may have cost him politically and prevented his direct reelection to another term.

Fracking Leading to Economic Growth, Rapid Job Creation in North Dakota

While much of the rest of the nation is still struggling to recover from the 2007-2008 recession, the fracking boom in North Dakota has been a job-creating machine.

Coordinated Care Increases Health Care Costs

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found consolidation between physician practices and hospitals may increase some forms of care coordination but lead

New Medical School Approved in Washington State

Washington State University’s board of regents has approved opening a new medical school in Spokane, citing the goal of reducing doctor shortages in eastern Washington.

Medicaid’s ‘Low and Slow’ Payments Squeeze Care Access for the Poor

Medicaid, the state/federal program that pays health care costs for low-income people, has historically paid less than the cost of treatment in many states.

Health Threat from Wisconsin Wind Farm Affirmed

In a shot across the bow of wind power promoters, the Brown County Wisconsin Board of Health has declared the Shirley Wind Farm a “human health hazard.”

Insurance Premiums Are Rising Though President Claims the Opposite

Insurance affordability was the great promise of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) when he signed the law in 2010.

Anti-Fossil Fuel Activist Steyer Got Rich on Coal Stock

Billionaire anti-fossil fuel activist Tom Steyer amassed his fortune through investing in coal mines and oil pipelines, investment records reveal.

California Senate Rejects Fracking Ban

The California Senate declined to pass SB 1132, a bill that would have imposed a statewide ban on energy production using hydraulic fracturing methods.