DNRs & Libertarian Choices

February 20, 2013
Was helping a friend deal with some family medical issues that unfortunately are not looking good. Due to inadequate insurance they are not getting the care they need. The problem is actually very solvable,...

Wish I could charge those fees….

February 20, 2013
Some interesting numbers in the AP article about Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) quietly being shut down: “PCIP has served more than 135,000 people …“the administration said the program has spent about $ 2.4...

Medicare Advantage Carrier Stocks Dive

February 20, 2013
If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan (MAPD) now it may not be around next year. Or it may be offered again but with higher premiums, lesser benefits, or both. On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and...

Tuesday ObamaTax LinkFest

February 19, 2013
In no particular order: ■ Sales ObamaTaxes – Did you know that there’s a sales tax on the policies we’ll have to buy? Yep, ObamaTaxed if you do, ObamaTaxed if you don’t. Sweet. ■...

Dangerous Musings

February 19, 2013
The National Association of Alternative Benefit Consultants is the organization which sponsors my CBC designation. It’s made up of, and run by, good folks, and does a good job of hunting up interesting ways...

Not as smart as I thought I was

February 19, 2013
My plans for an early retirement seem to have hit a road bump. I have been discussing with a select few brokers methods we came up with to avoid paying any penalties and offer...

The Law That Never Was?

February 19, 2013
What if Obamacare became the law that never was? The final brick in the plan is to take place 1/1/2014 when “health insurance companies can no longer discriminate against those with pre-existing conditions”. The...

PPACA Identity Theft to cost $? Billion per year

February 19, 2013
I don’t think many of us will be surprised to find out the drafters of PPACA either didn’t see this coming or weren’t smart enough to do something about it. Start with the fraud...

Your (Examination) Table is Ready…

February 19, 2013
We’ve been writing about the coming wave of “concierge” medicine for over six years, so this is nothing new to our readers: “New data from a national survey of nearly 14,000 physicians … found...

Ow! Ow! (This sceptered Isle Part CCLXXI)

February 18, 2013
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