Tag Archives: Government Controlled Healthcare

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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Obama rallies Congress to come together, pass healthcare reform

President Obama’s speech to Congress is generating mostly glowing media reviews. While some argue the President failed to provide a sufficient level of detail on his healthcare reform views, his delivery is earning widespread media praise, with a number of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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