I was approaching 60 years of age; I had exhausted my savings to pay for a private health insurance policy that was no longer financially sustainable; and I had a pre-existing condition. So where did that leave me?
June 17, 2013
You gotta wonder how some people in the health insurance business sleep at night. Oh wait. You can’t sleep if you stay up late thinking of new ways to keep people from getting the coverage and care they need.
May 31, 2013
Escape Fire, The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, describes how health care in America has turned into a business. How the quest for money has hurt the quality of care provided to patients and how it has kept millions of us from having access to even mediocre care.
March 9, 2013
If you’re a 20- or 30-something and have health coverage, you’re being targeted by insurance industry campaign to eliminate two important consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act.
January 25, 2013
Today, many Americans are asking, “Will my premiums go up in 2014?” There is no simple answer … but the answer for many Americans is that premiums will actually fall.
January 22, 2013
Two years from now, when the main pillars of health reform become operative, young families will be able to buy decent coverage through an insurance exchange. Families will receive financial help if they can’t afford to buy such coverage.
April 5, 2012
The costs of removing lifetime caps on health insurance coverage are expected to be modest for insurance carriers. The impact for insured American families with catastrophic health conditions? Monumental.
March 6, 2012
The health reform law is making consumers without coverage or poor coverage more likely to seek preventive care and, thus more likely to avoid major health issues.
May 7, 2011
Jennifer, a 33-year-old college student, struggles with mental illness. It’s been an ongoing battle for Jennifer, who’s founder of a nonprofit organization for cancer survivors. Fortunately, …
May 2, 2011
The major difference between group and individual health insurance involves evidence of insurability.
September 21, 2010