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A Small Firm's Response to Higher Health Care Costs

Karen Firestone | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Karen Firestone

I cower when I see the email from our health insurance broker, cheerfully writing to schedule our annual plan review and a discussion of the increase for the coming year. I say increase because we have never seen a decrease in 10 years.

Five Questions Reporters Should Be Asking About Those Cancelled Policies

Wendell Potter | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

As a former newspaper reporter and insurance company executive, I'd like to make a few suggestions to journalists who are approached by people claiming that because of the Affordable Care Act, they'll have to pay far more for coverage next year than they're paying now.

Currency Collages More Clever Than You Think

Posted 04.11.2012 | Arts

We have seen some pretty unconventional materials in our day, but government defense spending just might take the cake. The controversial artist Chad ...

Arthur Delaney

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan A Lifesaver For Some, A Missed Opportunity For Many | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

David Howard had been without health insurance for months when he heard early last year that a component of the new health care reform law would almos...

Health Insurers Make Record Profits As Many Americans Postpone Care

The New York Times | REED ABELSON | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business

The nation’s major health insurers are barreling into a third year of record profits, enriched in recent months by a lingering recessionary mind-set...

Obama's Health Care Plan: Premiums Would Actually Rise Under President's Proposal

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Buyers, beware: President Barack Obama says his health care overhaul will lower premiums by double digits, but check the fine print...

Plumbing the Depths of GOP Labels

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

How can the GOP get more votes in the future, even if it doesn't diversify its monikers? Perhaps by assembling a synergistic coalition of "hockey moms" and "NASCAR dads."