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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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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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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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Comparing Public Plan Options vs Free Market Health Plans- A little Experiment

I decided to do a little experiment regarding the rates and benefits of the Public Plan option vs the Free market plans(private Plans). Mainly, I wanted to see if the public plan option made health insurance cheaper. We are told … Continue reading

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Democratic divisions impeding healthcare reform.

The AP (7/10, Espo, Werner) reports that the health reform “system suffered yet another setback” in the House Thursday, when the “pivotal” Blue Dog Coalition of “moderate to conservative Democrats” complained to House leaders that “the emerging bill ‘lacks a … 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

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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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