Insurance companies suck. Anyone disagree? No? Good, let's continue. They want you to die, don't they? Okay, maybe that seems a little harsh, but that's what it feels like to me every time I hear the word "denied." I'm sure by the end of this post, if you put yourself in my shoes, you'll feel the same way.
The Obama administration's decision to postpone the requirement that large employers offer health insurance to their workers has been characterized by pundits on the left as a capitulation to big business and on the right as the latest evidence that Obamacare isn't working. Actually, it's neither.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is facing a dilemma. Should he sign a bill that was intended to help many state residents get coverage for cost-effective health care that insurers often refuse to pay for? Or veto the bill because it is loaded with amendments that will benefit insurers?
It's no news flash to say health care reform is politicized. Our country is increasingly polarized, "us" versus "them" and "either/or" instead of "both/and." But it's one thing to say it, it's another to watch it play out in the implementation of health care reform across our United States.
The ACA is raising the quality of care, halting skyrocketing health costs, providing preventive care without co-pays, and eliminating the worst insurance company abuses. Instead of improving health care, the Republican repeal plan would take it away.
The reason Republicans once liked health insurance exchanges is that in theory they will facilitate choice and competition, which should bring down the cost of coverage. Based on news out of Oregon last week, there is reason to believe that the theory is holding up.
As the video of the hearing shows, instead of allowing me to explain how common industry practices contribute to the dwindling number of small businesses being able to offer coverage, Rep. Blackburn gave me only one-third of one minute to talk when it was her turn to ask questions.
ALEC and their allies in government and the media can cry their crocodile tears for the poor, downtrodden insurance companies, but I won't shed a tear for the multimillion dollar industry.
A recent story out of Oklahoma shows just how vital investigative journalists are -- and how health insurance agents and brokers may be anything but vital in just a matter of months.
During the final weeks of the health care reform debate, insurers papered Washington with a flawed "study" warning that premiums would soar if lawmakers ignored their recommendations. And now insurers are once again disseminating a new study with similar predictions.
I don't know that Obama will lead the charge to justice. But seeing this surging wave of litigation, perhaps he will have what it takes to grab his surfboard and catch the wave.
Taking money over time is a tenet of my faith. I believe in God, the Cincinnati Reds and not taking money in a lump sum.
If Paul Ryan's proposal to largely privatize Medicare becomes a reality, those not already 55 and older will be putting far more "skin in the game" than current beneficiaries do, and they'll be required to peel off increasing amounts of skin every year for the rest of their lives.
Health care today is in a state of transition. Ultimately, good outcomes must prevail and delivery of services must be based on access to affordable quality care, not on discount shopping.
President Obama promised that if you have health insurance now, it won't change. Here are sevn ways he lied: 1) Under the new law your insurer can't ...
I know that there are people out there with health problems much worse than what I have, but scared is scared and degree doesn't matter much when you know you're sick and there's nothing at all that you can do about it.