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What I do know is that I will never again face a $10,000 deductible. We gained $11,000 in deductible savings, a quality provider network, and peace of mind. No one asked us about pre-existing conditions. No policy has a life-time maximum benefit. I call that moving forward.
December 11, 2013
In Part 2 of my interview with Michael Hiltzik, Michael notes that there are parallels between the media’s coverage of the rollout Social Security and the rollout of Obamacare … and that those parallels include a disconcerting focus on half truths and scare tactics.
December 10, 2013
In Part 3, Joanne Kenen and Harold Pollack talk about how media’s been covering the rollout of Obamacare – and what reporters are finding when they take the time to thoroughly investigate the “horror stories” of the folks directly impacted by the law.
November 22, 2013
This week, we offer a hat tip to Henry Stern over at INSUREBLOG for putting together the pre-holiday – “pre-Thanksgivukkah” – edition of Health Wonk Review. He cobbled together one of the longer reviews in recent memory, and spruced it up with some thought-provoking quotations to boot.
November 21, 2013
“The new ways of trying to deliver healthcare, medical homes, ACOs, this alphabet soup of delivery system reform seems to make a difference … these new ways of providing healthcare and paying for healthcare…. there are signs that they are beginning to save some money.”
November 19, 2013
“‘I’m very cynical about the media …They’re like squirrels. They follow whatever is flashy and new, and they’re zippin’ all over the place. I think at the moment, the narrative is: ‘Look who’s getting screwed, and look how bad it is, and Obamacare was a big lie, and people are getting hurt by it.’” – Aaron Carroll
November 12, 2013
… roughly four million Americans suffer the dual challenge of being uninsured and suffering from disability or chronic illness … Unfortunately, many live in red states which adamently refuse to accept virtually free federal funds to help.
September 7, 2013
Last week, eight prominent health policy analysts released a new health plan at the conservative think tank, American Enterprise Institute. Healthinsurance.org Contributor Harold Pollack knows and likes the authors, but he knows and hates their plan.
August 18, 2013