Monthly Archives: May 2009

Report shows insured families pay additional $1,000 to help cover care for uninsured.

Coverage of The Families USA Report on a “hidden tax” in health insurance continued. The Wall Street Journal (5/29, Yoest, subscription required) reports that, according to a report by Families USA, “the average family with health insurance in 2008 paid … Continue reading

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Employers and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)

Many of the benefits of choosing a Health Savings Account (HSA) over a traditional health insurance plan can directly affect the bottom line of an employer’s benefit budget. For instance: • HSAs are dependent on a high deductible insurance policy, … Continue reading

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Attack on HSAs

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance has proposed new changes to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) that could make them less attractive in the future. These options are only “proposed” so they are open for discussion. Here’s what you need to … Continue reading

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What is Healthcare Reform?

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Healthcare Reform is promised and the Consumer is lost in the equation

Here are some thoughts I have on Healthcare Reform. Any type of healthcare reform should include the best interest of the conusmer and not special interest groups. I have worked in the industry for a long time servicing clients from … Continue reading

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Medicare, Social Security losing financial ground

The CBS Evening News (5/12, story 7, 0:25, Couric) reported, “Officials tonight say both Medicare and Social Security are under more stress because of the recession. The latest trustees report shows Medicare is due to run out of money in … Continue reading

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Obama will ruin Healthcare

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CBO estimates said to be slowing healthcare reform planning.

The Wall Street Journal (5/5, A2, Adamy, subscription required) reports that “Senate leaders are working against a tightening calendar in tackling two of the most difficult aspects of a healthcare overhaul: how to provide every American with health-insurance coverage and … Continue reading

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