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Re Post from Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer at Yahoo Finance Several health insurers say they will stop selling new child-only individual insurance policies as they face a health care reform provision that will prevent them from excluding children with potentially costly pre-existing conditions. An insurance industry representative said the decision affects a relatively small […]

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The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury issued  final regulations requiring new health plans to cover certain preventive services without any cost-sharing requirements when delivered by network providers. Cost-sharing includes out-of-pocket costs like deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance. Employers should note that these required preventive services do not apply to grandfathered plans. Preventive Services […]

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The statistics are well known to physicians, pharmacists, hospital administrators, and many patients: preventable medical errors kill and seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans every year! It would be the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.   Patient Safety = Lower Health Care Costs Concerned about patient safety and recognizing the potential savings of […]

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I just pulled up some lyrics from a song called Count My Blessings from Nas & Damian Marley.  I will just focus on the part that is related to health insurance.  For those of you who don’t know Damian Marley, he is the son of the legendary Bob Marley.  His lyrics are as follows: -I’ve got love […]

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Broken Pledge: An early draft of regulations written for the health care overhaul estimates that more than half of U.S. workers will see their medical insurance change. Funny, that’s not the promise we remember. Late last week, reports surfaced that an 83-page White House document had been leaked from the White House. If the rules […]

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Documents obtained by Fortune and published on CNN show that AT&T and other major companies — including Verizon, Deere and Caterpillar — considered eliminating their employee benefits program and simply paying a fine to the government for those they employed without insurance. The fine for AT&T would have amounted to $2,000 per employee, costing the […]

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Canada’s dysfunctional universal health care system is coming to America courtesy of the democratic-controlled Congress and the Obama administration.  Canada’s governments are desperately scrambling to find ways to cut costs. Canada backs away from the socialistic system that is bankrupting it. “A few provinces are also experimenting with private funding for procedures such as hip, knee and cataract surgery, Reuters […]

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And here we go…aren’t those people that thought this would be “FREE”, going to be surprised.   You really need to read this……starts next year This is part of the new Health Care Bill. Go to www: thomas.gov ; enter HR3590 in the search Box and look for summaries.  Starting in 2011 (next year folks) […]

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On Thursday April 29th 2010, Los Angeles-based Anthem withdrew plans their plans for the increase. (I’m sure that  those Anthem members will be thrilled for joy) Appearenlty Anthem rationalization for raising premiums was based on flawed data. The decision also came one day after Anthem’s parent, Wellpoint, Inc. of Indianapolis, announced its first-quarter profit soared […]

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Today in Los Angeles more than 5,600 people are expected to show up for a free seven-day medical and dental clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, starting today. Organizers handed out 5,599 wristbands Sunday to people — some of whom waited in line overnight — for a shot at getting free medical, dental and […]

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