More Egregious Agent Tricks

May 30, 2018
Sometimes I just have to shake my head at the lengths to which some folks will go to (try to) make a buck. Such is the case with these would-be Moriarty’s: “Southland agents arrested...

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,...

More Great News from the MVNHS©

March 2, 2018
Free health care rocks! Wait, what? The Much Vaunted National Health System© strikes again: “The conditions are so bad in U.K. hospitals that, in a letter to the nation’s government, 68 British emergency room...

More from Up North and Across the Pond

January 30, 2018
Perhaps you’ve heard the horrific story of the Canadian couple and their Caribbean Vacation from Hell: “Young couple contracts hookworms in feet at Punta Cana beach resort“ Well, turns out that the worms weren’t...

More Life Insurance Horribles

November 2, 2017
That’s not how this works: “Natalie Finn’s parents took out two life insurance policies on their adopted daughter before the 16-year-old died from starvation and abuse in the family’s West Des Moines home“ The...

And some more anecdata

October 2, 2017
Another in our (seemingly unending) series. Amy has had her grandmothered United Healthcare HSA-compliant plan since 2013. It sports a $ 3,000 annual deductible, after which all covered expenses are paid for at 100%....

More from the 3000% Rate Decrease Dept

September 29, 2017
Shot (via co-blogger Bob V): “ insurance officials Wednesday gave approval to premium increases of more than 50 percent for the four insurers participating in next year’s insurance exchange in Georgia.” That’s actually...

More ObamaPlan Anecdata

September 18, 2017
So, two (more) examples: ■ Email from Betty: “Don’t know if you’ll remember me, but in April/May 2016 you had helped me evaluate health insurance for me with my husband retiring.  It ended up...

Buh-bye, Grammy! (And More)

August 23, 2017
We’ve noted previously that it was only a matter of time before grandmothered health insurance plans would begin to be phased out. Now (thanks to FoIB Jeff M) comes the first confirmation of the...

More on Baby Charlie? Yes. Much more. And you need to know it.

July 4, 2017
I think Charlie Martin’s linked report here is the best of many I’ve seen on this terrible situation – because Martin provides specific facts and steers away from emotionalism found in previous reports. I’ve also...
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