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Is There Evidence for Skyrocketing Health Premiums?

Scott Novak | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics
Scott Novak

Republicans have been predicting that premiums will skyrocket since the Affordable Care Act was first proposed. Predictions that premiums will rise do have some grounding. But the question is, do we have enough evidence to support this?

What's Next for Obamacare?

Brad Burd | Posted 06.15.2014 | Politics
Brad Burd

With the completion of open enrollment for individual health insurance, the focus on Obamacare shifts from how many people signed up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act to who signed up.

Republicans Have Health Insurance Amnesia

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The mainstream media has been focused on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act. While the problems are legitimate, the sudden concern from the Right over the cost of premiums and paying for more than you need seem disingenuous.

Republicans Say They're Not to Blame for Shutdown -- Except They Really Are

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

Suggesting we are in a shutdown because the Democrats won't compromise ignores the rhetoric from Republicans over the past few years threatening to shut down the government.

Friday Talking Points -- So You Think You Can Rant?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lincoln Chaffee is our Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week award-winner. See, Republicans? Not only will you be welcomed, you'll actually get awards for making the trek across the aisle! Step right up, there's room for everyone!

Fire in Your House?

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 06.17.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sidonie Sawyer

If you live in Florida, like me, the following bit of info might be of help when choosing a home insurance for your new digs. A flagrant scandal has ...

Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hikes Move Forward, May Increase 20%

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

California insurance regulators cleared the way Wednesday for Anthem Blue Cross to implement scaled-back rate hikes......

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...

Prop 17, Mercury Insurance Claims Mocked In New Ad (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A new advertisement by documentary filmmaker Robert Greenwald aims to derail Mercury Insurance Group's efforts to change the rules that ultimately det...

Arthur Delaney

Middle Class Losing Health Insurance Faster Than The Rich Or Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's the biggest "doughnut hole" of them all: Members of the middle class are losing their health insurance faster than any other income group, accord...

Does My Insurance Leave Me Naked?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Emily Beaver As a California resident...

Anthem Blue Cross Grilled By Obama Administration Over Rate Hike

AP | SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — In his push to move stalled health care reform, President Barack Obama is appealing to American pocketbooks by calling one health ...

Public Health Care Spending To EXCEED Private Insurance Spending In 2011

Wall Street Journal | PETER LANDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For the first time, government programs next year will account for more than half of all U.S. health-care spending, federal actuaries predict, as the ...

Medicare Advantage Premiums To Rise 25% Next Year

wsj.com | Jane Zhang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Premiums that seniors pay for Medicare Advantage plans will increase an average of 25% next year, largely because insurers, in response to new federal...

Insurance Insanity

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Roseanne Colletti

The consumer health organization, "Families USA", reports health care premiums in the U.S. rose 5 and ½ times faster than earnings over the last eight years.

Are Hurricanes Or Wall Street Losses Driving Premium Increases? CNBC Didn't Like My Answer

Jamie Court | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Court

The CNBC anchors acted like I'd yelled fire in a crowded movie house when I pointed out this morning that it was investment losses driving insurance ...