Monthly Archives: August 2009

Report indicates Massachusetts may have highest health insurance premiums

The Boston Globe (8/22, Lazar) reported, “Massachusetts has the most expensive family health insurance premiums in the country,” according to a report by the Commonwealth Fund. The analysis revealed that “the average family premium for plans offered by employers in … Continue reading

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Key lawmakers urge Obama to scale down healthcare reform plans.

Media reports on the healthcare debate continue to paint a grim picture of the President’s reform push. The White House is being cast as beset by conflicting agendas in the House and Senate, and comments Sunday by Sen. Joe Lieberman … Continue reading

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Oregon Health Plan denies Chemo Therapy Drug

The Oregon State run plan denied this subscriber the drug Tarceva. The private market covers the cost of this drug. We looked at two major carriers to see whether the drug is covered and it is. Take a look at … Continue reading

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The Medicare Cost Shift to Private Plans

This report is from Milliman. Milliman reviews claims data and provides analysis. Over the last several years there has been Medicare funding cuts in the federal budget. Well, when that money is cut from the budget hospitals and providers have … Continue reading

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Taking Another Look at Swiss Health Care

Taking Another Look at Swiss Health Care Shared via AddThis

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WTimes says British healthcare system exemplifies why government-run systems shouldn’t be instituted.

The Washington Times (8/7) editorializes that Daniel Hannan, member of the European Parliament, “made a convincing case that the American healthcare system is far superior to the British one, and thus should not move down Britain’s path toward government control.” … Continue reading

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