Daniel Marans (@danielmarans )

Daniel Marans

Bio Reporter, @HuffPost. daniel.marans@huffpost.com
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Twitter Web App : Theres so much to appreciate in David Dayens review of the new Pelosi biography.

His critique of her governance by fiat during the height of the pandemic is just one illuminating item: prospect.org/culture/books/…

Twitter Web App : Kliff also reported that the bipartisan Senate bill -- the one that was apparently too radical for Richie Neal -- exempted ambulances, which are the top source of surprise medical bills: nytimes.com/2019/07/22/ups…

Twitter Web App : .Sarah Kliff is the journalistic authority on surprise medical billing. What she documented at Vox and now for the Times is pretty shocking with patients sometimes being charged thousands for things like sitting in a waiting room: vox.com/health-care/20…

Twitter Web App : Neal, whose committee barely has jurisdiction on the issue, thought any negotiation with pre-set guidelines like the $750 cutoff went too far.

His co-sponsor: Kevin Brady, who is an economic right-winger of the Paul Ryan school.

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Twitter Web App : ... The bipartisan compromise was that consumers don't get surprise bills, insurers can only pay those doctors $750 per bill, more gets hashed out in arbitration. (Still leaves high underlying costs, potential for cost shifting to patients.) ...

Twitter Web App : The cleanest and most transformational way to get rid of surprise billing would be to bar hospitals from employing or contracting with doctors who refuse to be "in network" ...

Twitter Web App : Neal didnt receive Blackstone money the previous 3 cycles.

This cycle, he got $48,600 from executives. The firms president, Jonathan Gray, maxed out.

Neil Simpkins, who oversaw the TeamHealth takeover, gave $2,800.

Twitter Web App : Some more background here on Neal's conflict of interest on surprise billing reform.

Blackstone bought physician staffing company TeamHealth in 2016 and fought reform hard: nytimes.com/2019/09/13/ups…

Twitter Web App : NORPAC, a right-leaning, metro NY-based pro-Israel PAC, shares its New Jersey primary endorsements with its members:
1. Gottheimer
2. Pallone
3. Sires
4. Pascrell

Only Gottheimer and Sires have significant challenges.

iPhone : American cities may soon face a reckoning because of covid-related revenue shortfalls. Do we cut services or increases taxes on the most comfortable in society? In many liberal bastions, not much enthusiasm for the latter option twitter.com/FenitN/status/…

iPhone : Interesting to see former Bernie campaign manager Faiz Shakir involved in this project. Full story from Daniel Marans here: huffpost.com/entry/richie-n… twitter.com/danielmarans/s…

Twitter Web App : Neal campaign spokesperson Kate Norton responds: The inconvenient truth for this dark money group is that the surprise billing measure they support would actually HURT hospitals and workers in Western and Central Mass, so Richie proposed his own bill.

Full statement attached.

iPhone : For years I feared events might force me to write an essay like this. Now I realize that the end of the two state solution, which I considered a tragedy, could be a kind of liberation. Not just for Palestinians, but for us. jewishcurrents.org/yavne-a-jewish…

TweetDeck : A new 501(c)4 started by American Economic Liberties Project is blasting Mass. Rep. Richie Neal (D) for shutting down a surprise medical billing reform. The move benefited Blackstone, his biggest contributor.

Corporate power is corrupting democracy and Richie Neal is part of the problem.

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iPhone : Grover Norquist has said the government should be small enough to drown in a bathtub, but he’s not above using government money to keep his small-gov advocacy group afloat, Igor Bobic reports huffpost.com/entry/coronavi…