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Entries by John Geyman from 06/2008

Ready or Not, Big Change is Coming: The Impending Death Of Private Health Insurance

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Healthy Living

Most of us have by now heard many indictments of private health insurance. What's new and may be surprising to many people is this: despite its size and political power, it is a dying industry.

Private Insurers' Goals: Good Targets or Cynical PR?

| Posted 06.18.2008 | Healthy Living

The gap between the rhetorical goal of low cost and price gouging is easy to understand: most insurers are investor owned and put their shareholders first.

"Expanding Access to Care": The Health Insurance Industry's Magic at Work

| Posted 06.24.2008 | Politics

As the costs of health care surge ever higher, the financial barrier to care has clearly become the biggest impediment of all.