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Five Quick Facts to Note When Purchasing Home Insurance

Toby Nwazor | Posted 04.08.2016 | HuffPost Home
Toby Nwazor

Credit Owning a new home can be a life-changing endeavor. If the goal is a new beginning, a strong foundation is needed to build from. No one howev...

Rising Insurance Premiums and the Future Costs to Health Care

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 06.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Health care premiums are a significant burden on many American families, averaging about $1,000 a month, not counting thousands of dollars people pay in deductibles, copayments, medical supplies and medications. So I did some research to put the health premium issue in perspective.

Second Semester Grades for Obamacare: How Is the ACA Doing?

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

In March, I gave my first semester grades for the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known generally as Obamacare), and it received a C grade for a GPA of 2.0. Now, a semester of health care later, how is it doing?

#DirtyDenier$ Day 9: Congressman John Kline

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.10.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Today's featured Dirty Denier is Rep. Jon Kline from Minnesota. While his denialism is more mild-mannered than the brash, outspoken style of some of his #DirtyDenier$ compatriots, it's no less dangerous.

GOP Divorced From Reality on Obamacare

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Just last week, Republicans got caught in a lie about Obamacare very publicly -- at their own hearing on Obamacare. As failed GOP presidential wannabe Rick Perry would say, "Oops."

What's the ObamaCare GPA? The ABCs of Giving a Grade to the Affordable Care Act

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

I want to grade what the ACA is doing for me now. Because that's where healthcare reform hits the road, in the care that each of us pays lots of dollars to receive.

Here's How Insurers Are Trying to Trick You Out of Consumer Protections in Obamacare

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Bookmark this column and read it whenever an insurance company's feel-good TV commercial tries to convince you its bosses care as much about your health as they do about next quarter's profit margins.

Is a High-Deductible Health Plan a Silver Bullet -- or Snake Oil?

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.01.2013 | Business
Wendell Potter

Not only will HDHPs reduce health care costs, according to the campaign propaganda, forcing people into them will cause them to lead healthier lifestyles. That's the hype. And the hype is necessary to obscure the real reason insurers are herding more and more of us into HDHPs.

Addiction Specialist Answers a Few Simple Questions for Smokers

Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

Dr. James H. Berry, DO, medical director of Chestnut Ridge Inpatient Acute Dual Diagnosis Program and assistant professor at the West Virginia Health Science Center's Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, answers a few short questions for smokers.

Health Care Won't Get Any Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2012 | Money

Don't expect the cost of health care to get cheaper as a result of the Supreme Court's decision largely to uphold the Affordable Care Act and its indi...

Health Care Won't Get Any Cheaper

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2012 | Money

Don't expect the cost of health care to get cheaper as a result of the Supreme Court's decision largely to uphold the Affordable Care Act and its indi...

Oklahoma State's Dead Pool No Winner

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business

When you think about the creepy side of college athletics, you might imagine boosters in plaid jackets handing over cars to top recruits, or lining up...

New Data Suggests Insurance Premium Growth Slowed in MA After Romney's Reforms

Fred Bauer | Posted 04.25.2012 | Politics
Fred Bauer

One of the banner claims against Romney's Massachusetts health-care reform is that this reform caused premiums to skyrocket. New data shows otherwise.

Catherine New

Poor People Pay More For Car Insurance Because Of Bias, Consumer Group Says | Catherine New | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

The poorest Americans are unable to buy affordable auto insurance because of insurance company bias, a consumers group charged Monday. Insurance c...

Max J. Rosenthal

Businesses Face A 'Devastating' New Threat | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 12.15.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- With the economy still weak, businesses may face a fresh blow from insurance companies next year, according to a new report published Th...

Those Rapacious Health Insurers Raise Premiums 9% This Year for Job-Based Health Insurance

Pearl Korn | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Job-based healthcare plans now cost a whopping $15,000 per year for a family, with workers picking up $4,129 of that amount, meaning that workers' share of healthcare costs has risen a stunning 131% in 10 years.

Bill Falls Short on Protecting Patients

Gibson Vance | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Gibson Vance

Congress must put more important priorities, like patient safety, first. H.R. 5 certainly is no answer to addressing the real problems in America's health care system.

The First Test for Our Newly "Civil" Congress: The Repeal of Health Care Reform

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

Congress has just gone through 10 days of reflection and grief over the tragedy in Tucson. Will we see civil discourse take place this week in Congress?

Meditation: The New Corporate Benefit that Pays Huge Dividends

Joel Brokaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joel Brokaw

Several years ago, Nancy Slomowitz was so fed up that she wanted to walk away from the highly successful and profitable corporation she had built. He...

Here's Really Why Your Insurance Rates Go Up - and Then Don't

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

Please bookmark this post and come back to it in a year or so. I say this because our collective memory, and especially that of mainstream news organ...

IRS Will Audit 6,000 Businesses and Some May Owe Lots of Money

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

.before you decide to convert all of your employees to independent contractors, you need to know the difference as defined by federal and state law. The IRS is gunning for businesses that mischaracterize employee.

Judge Denies Denies Health Insurers' Injunction: Massachusetts' Block On Rate Hikes Stands

The Boston Globe | Robert Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel today denied a request by six health insurers to allow them to implement double-digit premium rate increa...

7 TIPS to Stop Your Health Insurance Company From Messing With You! (Even With Health Care Reform)

Debbie Robins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Robins

If the outrageous premiums weren't enough to test your commitment to inner peace, the constant denials of coverage makes Rambo's approach to problem solving seem more rational than that of Gandhi.

Why the United States Might Lose its AAA Rating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

A downgrade of the AAA rating of the United States would have profound consequences on our international reputation and leadership. We certainly do not need the aggravation.

Some Companies Drop Health Insurance, Don't Tell Employees

McClatchy | Mary Cornatzer | Raleigh News & Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As if having to pay higher health insurance premiums each year isn't bad enough, now workers have another worry: companies that drop their health insu...