Monthly Archives: April 2009

Humana CEO says insurance industry is “prepared to fight” nationalized healthcare.

Bloomberg News (4/28, Nussbaum) reports that Humana CEO Michael McCallister “said President Barack Obama’s plan for making government-backed insurance available to all may scuttle an overhaul of US healthcare. The public alternative, which Obama said will ensure access and keep … Continue reading

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Congressional Democrats agree on $3.5 trillion budget plan; includes reconciliation

In a late-breaking story, the AP (4/28) reports, “Congressional Democrats sealed an agreement Monday night on a budget plan that would help President Obama overhaul the healthcare system but allow his tax cut for most workers to expire after next … Continue reading

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The End of Private Health Insurance

When government ‘competes,’ guess who always wins? Above every other health-care goal, Democrats this year want to institute a “public option” — an insurance program financed by taxpayers, managed by government and open to everyone, much like Medicare. This new … Continue reading

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Baby Boomers face their Medical Future

According to a Commonwealth Fund study, 66% of baby boomers ages 50 to 65 are concerned about being able to afford medical care in the future. But the problem isn’t only in the future. It turns out this group has … Continue reading

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