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I have a fairly liberal co-worker who is on Medicare and just got notice that his Medicare Advantage premiums are skyrocketing in 2015, along with his "out-of-pocket" costs, his deductibles and co-...
by plan9pub
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Sep 17, 2014 at 07:59 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Maybe this will help put to rest ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 27 comments on Tue Apr 29, 2014 at 10:05 AM PDT with 42 Recommends
Whether you love Obamacare or hate Obamacare -- I, for one, would prefer single-payer, but recognize the value of incremental progress -- this move by the Obama administration should enrage anyone ...
by james321
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Apr 07, 2014 at 04:48 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Charity, it is said, begins at home. But as Tuesday's Wall Street Journal suggests, charity clearly ends with ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Dec 17, 2013 at 01:16 PM PST with 26 Recommends
In the 1978 classic Animal House , Kent Dorfman (Flounder) is distraught after seeing the damage his frat brothers had done to his brother's brand new Lincoln Continental. In response, Eric ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 02:09 PM PST with 7 Recommends
The source of much evil in the health care universe, America's Health Insurance Plans' (AHIP) president and CEO Karen Ignagni, doesn't like President Obama's health insurance cancellation fix. ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 141 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM PST with 87 Recommends
AHIP is guaranteeing huge premium increases. And the AHIP warnings reached a crescendo today, after the Obama announcement. The announcement by President Obama, that there will be a one year ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 410 comments on Thu Nov 14, 2013 at 12:40 PM PST with 272 Recommends
President Obama on ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 175 comments on Sun Nov 10, 2013 at 03:15 PM PST with 95 Recommends
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by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 02:50 PM PST with 32 Recommends
Chalk another victory up for the the health insurance industry . Their Medicare Advantage plans were scheduled to see a 2.3 ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 33 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:57 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
This is mostly encouraging news: The big health insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield Association isn't supporting Republican efforts to find ways to ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 50 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 11:32 AM PST with 36 Recommends
Wow, just wow. This is one of Wendell Potter's best columns : Several years ago, a coworker asked our CEO during a staff meeting what kept him up at night. He responded with a single word: ...
by james321
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:09 AM PST with 36 Recommends
One of the most frustrating aspects of the Affordable Care Act is that those earning over 133% of the poverty line -- who are under 65 -- will be forced to purchase -- some with government money -- ...
by james321
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Nov 08, 2012 at 12:29 PM PST with 8 Recommends
This is, to use a medical term, fucktarded: The central difficulty is the seemingly irreconcilable differences between the goal of most Democrats, which is to expand health care coverage to as ...
by Septic Tank
Comment Count 6 comments on Sun Jul 01, 2012 at 06:18 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Preach it, Wendell. In a masterful article, Kossack Wendell Potter, predicts ...
by nyceve
Comment Count 63 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 09:15 AM PDT with 242 Recommends
Remember when we were all upset because Joe Lieberman (Aetna-CT) sold us out on a robust public option -- well, apparently the big-profit bloodsuckers are scared of even Kent "Public Option Hater" ...
by james321
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Aug 09, 2011 at 08:53 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The donut hole closing provision of the Affordable Care Act is ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 45 comments on Fri Aug 05, 2011 at 01:21 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Just in case anyone here thinks that health insurance is actually about connecting you with the care you need when you need it, USA Today is here ...
by james321
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue May 31, 2011 at 06:09 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
Health and Human Services ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri May 20, 2011 at 12:45 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
There's some important news on the health care front. For Americans utterly incapable of shelling out another nickel for skyrocketing health insurance premium,
by nyceve
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri May 20, 2011 at 11:01 AM PDT with 93 Recommends