Monthly Archives: March 2009

Fidelity: Retired Couples Need $240,000 for Medical Expenses

Baby boomers who have lost their health insurance coverage often speak of trying to find a way to make it to Medicare. But even after you reach age 65 and finally qualify for the government health insurance program, you’re still … Continue reading

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Analysis finds insured pay higher premiums to cover costs of treating uninsured patients.

Time (3/26, Kingsbury) reports, “American families are already picking up the tab for universal health coverage,” according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP). The analysis found that “families pay, on average, as much as $1,100 … Continue reading

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Aides: Obama Not ruling out taxing health benefits

The New York Times (3/15, A1, Calmes, Pear), in a front-page article titled “Administration Is Open To Taxing Health Benefits,” reported the Obama administration “is signaling to Congress that the president could support taxing some employee health benefits, as several … Continue reading

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Uninsured in America

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Two Woman

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A short Course in Brain Surgery- Single Payer Systems

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Update on Healthcare Reform

Republicans claim healthcare reform could crowd out private insurance. The AP (3/7, Alonso-Zaldivar) reported, “The search for agreement on healthcare may be short lived. … On Saturday, Republicans laid down a challenge. ‘I’m concerned that if the government steps in, … Continue reading

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Voter Poll

[polldaddy poll=1435522] Should there be Universal Healthcare? (polls)

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