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Dependence Through Denial and Deception: How Health Insurance Companies Keep Your Premiums High

David Belk | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
David Belk

If these medications don't cost very much, if they don't cost the insurance companies anything, why the denials? And what does this tell us about the role of health insurance in our lives?

Report: Obamacare May Raise Premiums For Some Workers

AP | Posted 02.25.2014 | Small Business

NEW YORK (AP) — The new health care law may raise insurance premiums for 11 million small business employees and lower rates for 6 million others. ...

The Fifth Myth: "Rate Shock" Isn't Shocking at All!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The only taxpayers who will definitely face a higher rate are the richest 2 percent, who earn more than $200,000. In other words, the cost of Obamacare is far less than its critics would have you believe.

One Big Problem No One's Talking About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money

Amidst the power outages, gas shortages, mass transit shutdowns and school closures left behind in Superstorm Sandy's wake, there's one issue few peop...

The $83,000 Finger: Insurance May Not Protect You From Large Medical Bills

Credit.com | Posted 06.03.2012 | Money
Credit.com

Think you're covered when it comes to your medical bills because you have good health insurance? Don't be so sure.

'Narrow Network' HMOs Offer Savings, But Fewer Providers

Los Angeles Times | Posted 06.03.2011 | Home

Thousands of employers in California and across the country are slashing expensive doctors and hospitals from their insurance rosters in a move to hol...

An Injustice for Republican Readers and Tea Party Partisans

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

We spend over $4 on health and welfare for every senior citizen to every dollar that we spend educating and providing proper nutrition for all of our children. Such a system cannot sustain this country.

It's Not Over Until You've Tried These Six Things, Mr. President

Rob Warmowski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Warmowski

Notice that the insurance industry-funded opposition to reform is well-managed enough to not send shouters and swastika sign-wavers to the town halls you are scheduled to appear at.

Choice In Private Health Plans: Is It Real?

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

We are told regularly by advocates of the free market that more choice, as granted by the unfettered private marketplace, is the key to greater efficiency and value for consumers. So what does this look like?

Exploiting the Market Under the Guise of Innovation

John Geyman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Geyman

As the market for employer-sponsored health insurance continues to shrink, insurers are now targeting healthier people in the individual market, especially in the 20 to 30s and 50 to 64 age groups.