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White House, some Democrats downplay public option.

As the President continued his call for action and compromise on healthcare reform over the weekend, his top spokesman, Robert Gibbs, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” and echoed Obama’s statements that the so-called public option is not a … 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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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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An Insurance Agent Call Center? 1-800-BAD-IDEA

Those who want to eliminate health insurance agents and brokers are wrong to claim that the federal government can provide a better alternative. Some lawmakers have even floated the idea of establishing a national government-run call center, similar to the … Continue reading

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Comparison of Administrative costs

Take a look at the above chart. Most people make the assumption that Medicare has a lower administative costs which will lead to billions in savings. This chart certainly shows that this is not true. When you compare the administraative … Continue reading

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One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill: Top 10 Reasons Obamacare Is Wrong for America

Good post to read. This came from the Heritage Foundation. One Pill, Two Pill, Red Pill, Blue Pill: Top 10 Reasons Obamacare Is Wrong for America Shared via AddThis

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Chart Comparing Current Legislation of Healthcare vs Future of Healthcare Reform Bill

Chart on Healthcare ReformPlease look at the charts on Healthcare reform. This chart reviews current regulation of health plans vs future with the Healthcare Refom Bill. It is HR 3200. The term I like to use for this is Candyland. … Continue reading

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Summary of Healthcare Reform Comparison Chart

Side by Side of Major Health ReformPlease take a look at this Healthcare Reform Chart. It was put together by the Coalition for Affordable Health Coverage. It is a side by side of Major Health Reform Proposals.

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Vermont healthcare system seen as model for national reform efforts.

USA Today (7/28, Hall) reports on the healthcare policies implemented by the “healthcare overhaul Vermont passed in 2006. … Vermont has ‘one of the most innovative models of prevention and care coordination in the country,’ one that could be a … Continue reading

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Aetna sees 2Q profit fall 28 percent; lowers 2009 earnings forecast.

Just a quick thought on this. If the media and the president paints that insurers are making 30% profit, where is the evidence. Read Below and share your thoughts. On its Final Word program, Bloomberg Television (7/27, 3:39 p.m. ET) … Continue reading

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