The MVNHS© Giveth, and the MVNHS© Taketh Away

April 20, 2018
A few weeks ago, we reported that the Much Vaunted National Health Service© had granted not-quite-two-years-old Alfie Evans a (temporary) reprieve: “Alfie Evans’ Life Support Won’t be Switched Off, Delayed After Pope Francis Intervenes...

Case Study: Life plus LTCi

April 20, 2018
So, working on an interesting case for a long-time client. Doris is in her early 60′s, has an existing Universal Life policy but is looking at replacing it with a new plan that would...

Spring has Sprung!

April 19, 2018
And so has this month’s Health Wonk Review, with a wonderfully fresh variety of posts on health care wonkery. Louise Norris hosts, offering items ranging from “rumblings at CMS” (yay Silver plans) to the...

Tort reform, MVNHS©-style?

April 18, 2018
As previously noted, government-run health care schemes like the Much Vaunted National Health System©  have never really managed to rein in health care costs: “It’s kind of funny that their data actually shows real...

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April 16, 2018
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Rich Man, Poor Man

April 13, 2018
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Benjamin Hynden had an abdominal pain and made an appointment to see his doctor. During the examination his doctor suggested a CT...

Does Medicare Pay For Dental Work?

April 12, 2018
What kind of dental coverage is included with original Medicare? Does Medicare pay for routine care like exams, cleaning and X-rays? Or crowns and bridges. The answer is no. No basic dental coverage. No...

More Rocket Surgery from the MVNHS©

April 11, 2018
So, underscoring once again that (“free”) coverage ≠ care, the Brits’ Much Vaunted National Health System©, FoIB Sally Pipes tips us to this item: “Megan flew to Istanbul for private surgery late last year,...

Told ya so!

April 9, 2018
Back in late ’16, we pointed out that “going bare” had begun to make sense since health insurance had become too expensive to use: “It might be a ticket to get you into certain...

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April 6, 2018
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