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Largest US chain of psychiatric hospitals under investigation for holding patients to increase revenue: report

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According to an exclusive report by BuzzFeed News, the psychiatric chain Universal Health Services is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Defense based on allegations that it “systematically holds patients longer than necessary to maximize revenues”.

UHS is considered the largest psychiatric facility chain the country, and these bombshell allegations came to light based on claims made by two nurses during a protest at the company’s headquarters.

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The investigation, which began in 2013 with a Department of Health and Human Services probe, looks into whether or not UHS “directs its hospitals to hold patients for as many days as their insurer agrees to pay for, regardless of actual medical need”.

According to BuzzFeed, this isn’t the first time UHS has faced scrutiny for this issue. In 2012, they settled a lawsuit claiming that one of their Virginia youth facilities kept patients too long to maximize profits and that staff provoked patients “deliberately” to “warrant longer stays”.

 


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Rudy Giuliani’s daughter announces her support for Biden/Harris

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The daughter of former NYC Mayor and current Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani has endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid.

Caroline Rose Giuliani, 31, tweeted a photo of herself with Harris on Tuesday with the caption “an excellent day for a repost from this bleeding [heart] of mine #bidenharris2020 #removetrump.” She also shared a donation link in a subsequent tweet, calling on people to “help start turning this sh*t around!! It’s a matter of life or (many) death(s) at this point."

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Bill Maher shrugs off Trump’s rant after the president says the HBO host ‘looks terrible’

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President Donald Trump on Wednesday lashed out at comedian Bill Maher, after the HBO host conducted a fake eulogy of the president on his "Real Time" show.

“Watched @billmaher last week for the first time in a long time. He’s totally SHOT, looks terrible, exhausted, gaunt, and weak. If there was ever a good reason for no shutdown, check out this jerk. He never had much going for him, but whatever he did have is missing in action!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Maher had a simple response on Twitter: "Really? This is what the president of the United States does with his time?"

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Get ready for petulant Trump to punish America if Biden wins

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What could happen to America if Trump were to further, severely crash the U.S. economy the day after Joe Biden is announced as the winner of the 2020 presidential race?

As Trump tweeted on June 15, 2019, “if anyone but me takes over… there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!”

On July 6, 2020, he tweeted, “If you want your 401k’s and Stocks, which are getting close to an all time high (NASDAQ is already there), to disintegrate and disappear, vote for the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats and Corrupt Joe Biden.”

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