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Detailed Analysis: Democrats Government Takeover Gives Unchecked Power to New Health Care Czar | Republican Leader John Boehner

Detailed Analysis: Democrats Government Takeover Gives Unchecked Power to New Health Care Czar | Republican Leader John Boehner Shared via AddThis

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CBO: House reform bill could increase drug benefit premiums 20 percent

The Hill (9/1, Alarkon) reports, “The House health bill would raise insurance premiums for seniors but save money for those who spend more on drugs, a CBO study found.” CBO director Douglas Elmendorf “said Medicare recipients would pay less out … 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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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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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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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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