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I recently saw a study that said that when people actually use their policies their attitude toward the ACA becomes more favorable. This has certainly been the case for me. Things did get rocky ...
by Istillhope
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 09:35 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
California insurance giant Anthem Blue Cross misled “millions of enrollees” about whether their doctors and hospitals were participating in its new plans, and failed to disclose that many ...
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 08:46 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I have known Opal for five years. In that time, her health has gone from not too good to pretty bad, but she is hanging in there. Or rather, she was hanging in there. Now, she's hanging by a thread.
by McCamy Taylor
Comment Count 492 comments on Sun Apr 13, 2014 at 08:54 PM PDT with 214 Recommends
I signed up for an HMO to handle my Medicare account. I got what I wanted, and I still have a lot of questions or stuff I don't want to think about. I don't pay anything, ZERO, nothing. So where do ...
by 88kathy
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jan 11, 2014 at 06:09 AM PST with 7 Recommends
I was recently in Florida to take care of my 89 year old mother and I have to say that the lack of compassion amongst her doctors and practically everyone who works in those offices is appalling. ...
by Mom to Miss M
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Aug 21, 2012 at 03:57 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Amazing. Absofreakinlutely amazing. I mean, with Florida's governor having a history of Medicaid and Medicare fraud, it's amazing that Florida fined Humana $3.3 million for not reporting Medicaid ...
by JDWolverton
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Aug 18, 2011 at 08:37 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
It's been some time since I first posted on DK my "Tales of a Family Doctor". I hope this isn't ...
by doctoraaron
Comment Count 35 comments on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 02:55 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
Washington D.C. -- It's hard to imagine that a briefing on rate regulation ...
by Consumer Watchdog
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 11, 2011 at 03:35 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium ...
by The Media Consortium
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Feb 09, 2011 at 03:27 PM PST with 3 Recommends
My friend's son was strangled from behind in his 8th grade band class until he passed out. After determining that this appeared to be entirely random and without provocation, the strangler was ...
by catherineD
Comment Count 123 comments on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 11:37 PM PST with 17 Recommends
I hear a lot of people talking about "public option" and various other ways to keep the insurance companies in the loop, and I know that few of them seem to realize that the very concept of ...
by Andiamo
Comment Count 53 comments on Sun Nov 29, 2009 at 08:56 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I had one hell of a ride yesterday. I fell ill very suddenly during lunch (I already had a bit of a cold) and took a cab to go see my doctor. Downtown San Francisco, so it just made the most sense. ...
by Animeraider
Comment Count 43 comments on Fri Oct 16, 2009 at 11:02 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Those among us who are familiar with the Bible will recall that Jesus Christ himself was an active member of the health care community as he travelled about the Holy Land. It is reported that he ...
by fake consultant
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Sep 25, 2009 at 06:49 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
The public option for medical insurance is an important part of our desired reforms, of course. But at best it's a weak compromise, not single-payer. And the odds are that if it goes ahead, it'll ...
by K S LaVida
Comment Count 30 comments on Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 03:25 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Doctor Linda Peeno, a renown expert in the field of "Managed Care", explains to Congress the dirty little secrets behind the Business of Health Care Denial: THE REAL DEATH PANELS: ...
by jamess
Comment Count 10 comments on Sat Sep 05, 2009 at 11:37 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
Barack Obama , Feb 19, 2008 Well, The System's Broken [...] Certainly I don't accept, in the richest county on Earth, that we ...
by jamess
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Sep 04, 2009 at 03:22 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
My views on this issue are shaped by my experiences, as with most people. Particularly, they have been shaped by working as a lawyer, and before that a law clerk and low-level functionary in the ...
by John Minehan
Comment Count 9 comments on Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 09:23 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
What Percentage of Your Health Care Does Your Company pay? It’s a good Question, right? Well in the need to fight for a strong public option or single payer (in light of the news that’s ...
by Excelscior1
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Aug 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Got Blue Cross Blue Shield's Summer 2009 Newsletter today. Open it up, and in addition to the usual stuff everybody should already know about, there's this:
by Bilabial Fricative
Comment Count 13 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 03:44 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
So my story is not the worst, not the most meaningful, and certainly not the most politically important. I have had much more serious hospital stays and injuries in my life, here and abroad; one ...
by jon the antizionist jew
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 10:45 AM PDT with 9 Recommends