Tag Archives: Deductibles

Who Denies the Highesr Percent of Claims? Medicare

Chart is from the 2008 Health Insurance Report Card released by the American Medical Association

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Possible Democratic defections leave fate of Baucus’ bill uncertain

The Washington Post (10/5, Connolly) reports Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) “have refused to pledge support for the healthcare reform bill scheduled for a vote this week” in the Senate Finance Committee, “underscoring the hard work … Continue reading

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Benefits and costs of HDHPs, HSAs discussed

In BusinessWeek’s (9/10) The Debate Room blog, Paul Kitchen writes, “The only way to truly reduce healthcare costs is to put as many healthcare dollars in consumers’ pockets as possible through consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs), aka high-deductible health plans (HDHPs). … 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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Alice in Medical Care

Alice in Medical Care Shared via AddThis

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Robert Reich on Public Option

Robert Reich on Public Option Shared via AddThis

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Update on the Actuaries Report

Update on the Actuaries Report Shared via AddThis

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High Medical Bills? Slash ‘Em Now!

Easy ways to save on healthcare costs Healthcare is expensive, plain and simple. Yet, by being a savvy consumer, you can slash your medical-related costs in many ways. Consider these tips to lessen the burden that healthcare puts on your … 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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