Legislation Summer Health Wonk Review

September 14, 2017
Our friend Louise Norris hosts this week’s eclectic collection of health care punditry. As usual, she provides excellent context with each link. Kudos, Louise! Original content copyright © InsureBlog >>Insurance Books (Completed)...

About that “bending the cost curve down” promise

September 13, 2017
Turns out, as with pretty much everything ObamaCare, its proponents – get this – lied to us about the cost of meds “Out-of-pocket costs for specialty drugs under the Affordable Care Act increased 16...

Home Run Insurance

September 12, 2017
Over the years, we’ve talked about Marathon insurance, Football insurance, even Snow insurance. But this is a new one: Baseball insurance. “Earlier this season, local window company Universal Windows Direct offered an intriguing promotion:...

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

September 11, 2017
Once again, I’m raising money with my team: Love, Hope and Faith. Our walk is on Saturday, October 21st in Dayton, Ohio. Will you help out by making a donation – any amount helps....

The MVNHS© Bites

September 11, 2017
Or, perhaps more accurately, gums. The British, never really known for their dental hygiene, seem to have reached a milestone: “A couple in need of dental care say they had to pull out their...

Darned if you do…

September 10, 2017
All roads lead to Single Payer. Says who? Says ObamaCare’s architect: Original content copyright © InsureBlog >>Insurance Books (Completed)...

Show us the money

September 8, 2017
As we’ve mentioned before (here, for example), most carriers have ceased paying commissions for folks signing up during the off-season (those who qualify for Special Open Enrollments). Now, Premier Health has upped the ante....

Credit Alert

September 8, 2017
In case you haven’t heard, credit reporting agency Equifax recently “experienced” a rather substantial security breach, affecting at least 143 million of its, well, “customers:” “Equifax said data on 143 million U.S. customers was...

Helpful Hurricane Harvey news

September 7, 2017
Via co-blogger Bob V:  ”Retirement Plans Can Make Loans, Hardship Distributions to Victims of Hurricane Harvey“ The IRS says that “Participants in 401(k) plans, employees of public...

On Clawbacks, Taxes and “Gifts”

September 7, 2017
We’ve written before about ObamaPlan subsidy clawbacks: “The IRS demanded John payback the subsidies he had already received … In order to pay back what he owed John took out a 2nd mortgage on...
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