About that Obamacare Poster Child

August 18, 2017
After two years of the media and government gushing over their success, Obamacare darling Molina is having a rough 2017. How rough? Well… In February Molina announced losses from the 4th quarter of 2016...

Much ado about not much (Twitter-style)

June 9, 2017
Several months ago, we posted about a misleadingly-named plan that purported to cover potentially business-hurting Tweets: “hese plans aren’t really what one would call a traditional insurance product; rather than indemnifying via dollars, they...

Yeah, About Health “Care” and Single Payer

March 30, 2017
A lot of ink and pixels have been spilled over the years touting schemes like “Medicare for All” and Universal Health Care. All seem to rest on the assumption that government-run delivery of health...

What Do Doctors Think About Gun Violence?

March 21, 2017
Gun violence is a polarizing topic that seems to come up following violent crimes that make national headlines. They also creep into the discussion during political races. But what is gun violence and can...

About “Repeal & Replace”

March 7, 2017
Because people have been calling and emailing about the new Republican plan: My initial reaction is that anything over 10 pages is a non-starter (and this one clocks in at 60+, let alone what...

About that $2500 Savings… [UPDATED]

January 9, 2017
Funny how I don’t recall hearing this from 2008-2016. -President Obama on January 6th, 2017 during an interview with Vox.com’s Sarah Kliff and Ezra Klein :   Original content copyright © InsureBlog...

About Those ACA Signups (GIGO)

December 12, 2016
As the first phase of Open Enrollment v4.0 winds down, it may be helpful to get a sense of how successful the whole effort’s been thus far (for cerain values of “success“). ObamaCare proponents...

Yeah, About That Cost Curve

November 21, 2016
We were promised from the outset that The ObamaTax would “bend the cost curve down;” that is, reduce the costs of both providing and paying for health care. Here at InsureBlog, we’ve also blogged...

Can we believe anything the Administration tells us about health care?

October 22, 2016
You’d have to be Rip van Winkle not to know medical insurance premiums rise sharply for 2017.  As they have each year ever since full implementation of Obamacare in 2014. “President Obama calls this...

About those “High Deductible Health Plans”

September 28, 2016
Back in 1992, I was introduced to the world of Medical Savings Accounts. These then-cutting edge plans were unique in that they touted $ 1,000+ deductibles in a world where $ 500 was considered...
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