New News from the Herr Gruber Department

November 21, 2017
Thanks to our good friend Rich Weinstein, we have new video from Jonathan Gruber in the run-up to last year’s elections: Pull quote: “Not only is Obamacare a great law, and successful, but it...

Sad news

November 14, 2017
We’ve just learned of the passing of Dr Uwe Reinhardt earlier today. His was a voice of reason and thoughtfulness, and he had a unique talent for making complex health care policy understandable. We...

DisHartening News

November 3, 2017
(BTW: That’s not a typo – wait for it…) So FoIB The Political Hat reports that: “More Millennials Are Turning to Witchcraft for Activism & Self-Care“ I replied that since the alternative was ObamaCare,...

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...

Breaking News from Our Neighbors to the North

August 7, 2017
CanuckCare© continues to auger in: ““Free” Canadian healthcare is not free, according to a report released Tuesday … a “typical Canadian family of four will pay $ 12,057 for health care in 2017—an increase...

SEP News (Sorta)

July 11, 2017
As we’ve previously noted, the qualification process for triggering a Special Open Enrollment have gotten tougher as carriers have been hot with ever higher claims: “Perhaps the most egregious is the fact that no...

Bad news: A P&C case study

July 6, 2017
Our friend Jeff M sent along the link to this sad story: “Owners and renters in North Carolina say they were left in the dark after a beach condominium community suddenly shut down. The...

Hopeful Alzheimer’s News

May 11, 2017
We last blogged on Alzheimer’s treatments about a year or so ago, with this unlikely news: “Maple syrup isn’t just delicious, it could also cure Alzheimer’s disease“ Blueberries made an appearance, too. Fast forward...

Good news, Bad news Monday

March 6, 2017
First the bad news: “ObamaCare’s Popularity Is A Myth — Satisfaction Craters To 22% As Law Continues To Collapse“ Ooops. Now the good: “ObamaCare’s Popularity Is A Myth — Satisfaction Craters To 22% As...

News from the Front

December 1, 2016
Regular readers know that I’ve decided to sit out this Open Enrollment season. I’m far from alone in this, but got email yesterday from good friend and colleague Scott M with a first-hand report...
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