Category Archives: Insurance

$132,000/year cancer drug. Guess who’s paying for it?

Retired business journalist tells his story in the New York Times. On 12-1-12, I noticed a story by Frank Lalli, entitled A Health Insurance Detective Story. He was writing about the nightmare endured while trying to figure out how he was going … Continue reading

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Health insurance of the future; an idea that can work.

And it will begin with large corporations who are self-insured. The largest 500 corporations in America employ millions of people—and the cost of healthcare for those people is in the billions. Walmart alone, in the #2 position on the 2012 … Continue reading

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Why are insurance companies not “really” promoting health?

“How Insurers Can Help” was the headline. According to the 9-30-12 article, they can help reduce the cost of health care by replacing “fee for service” with “fixed budgets” that reward doctors for delivering less service. This is what they’ve … Continue reading

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“Patients pay bigger share of health care dollars.

Front Page — Above the Fold — NY Times With a headline like this—Insurers Alter Cost Formula, and Patients Pay More—it’s certainly going to attract a lot of attention. After reading the entire 1000-word plus article, I concluded that it … Continue reading

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Want lower health insurance at work? Get Healthier!

That’s what some employers are now telling their people. What is happening to the cost of health care for employers these days? As you might expect, the cost is going up for all concerned: Take a look at the chart … Continue reading

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Health Insurance $$ up sharply. Wish “Hollywood” could fix it.

Too bad this is not Hollywood, where you can re-make a village overnight. First of all. Happy Birthday “Big Blue!” Our launch party is tonight. As for health insurance; The New York Times just reported this week on the sharply … Continue reading

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American Hangnail “Association.” Do we need one?

No. And we may not need one for heart disease very much longer… If you missed the CNN Special “The Last Heart Attack” this past Sunday, you will have several opportunities to see it — described later in this post. … Continue reading

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