Medicare for Young Folks: A Case Study (Part 2) Medicare for Young Folks: A Case Study (Part 2)

In Part 1 , we met a young lady who suffered a tragic medical setback, and is now unable to live on her own, and whose medical care is paid ...

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10:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #201: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #201: Call for submissions

Russell Hutchinson hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 3rd). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to ...

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7:30 AM

Happy Blogiversary! Happy Blogiversary!

Hard to believe, but today marks the 9th anniversary of InsureBlog. As always, I find it helpful - and humbling - to revisit my very first p...

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5:30 AM

The (Un)Affordable Care Act: Film at 11:00 The (Un)Affordable Care Act: Film at 11:00

[Hat Tip: Ace of Spades ]

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6:23 PM

Medicare for Young Folks: A Case Study Medicare for Young Folks: A Case Study

A friend of mine recently reached out to me for some advice about his disabled daughter. Years ago, while an Honor Student at a prestigious ...

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10:00 AM

Health Wonk Review is up... Health Wonk Review is up...

Brad Wright hosts this week's round-up of wonky health-related posts. It's quite an effort, with lots of great posts and helpful co...

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9:30 AM

Thursday Morning LinkFest Thursday Morning LinkFest

■ From the Stupid Carrier/Government Tricks File: " State insurance regulators have reached a settlement with the Genworth Life Insuran...

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6:37 AM

Educating Obama on Pre Existing Conditions Educating Obama on Pre Existing Conditions

In case you hadn't heard, last night was the State of the Union Address. In the hour plus speech President Obama mentioned health care r...

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9:41 AM

PPACA - governing arbitrarily rather than lawfully. PPACA - governing arbitrarily rather than lawfully.

Via the indispensable Overlawyered comes  this article published in the Journal Regulatio n: You’ll find it well worthwhile to read the ent...

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6:51 AM

My new article is up... My new article is up...

At Answers.com: " Homeowners' and business insurance policies don't cover losses caused by floods, and many home and business o...

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11:00 AM

Down to the wire... Down to the wire...

From Anthem email: " Reminder: January 31 is payment deadline for individual plans effective January 1 Consumers who purchased an indiv...

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9:47 AM

When you've lost Jim Moran... When you've lost Jim Moran...

Congresscritter Jim Moran (D-Va) is concerned: " I’m afraid that the millennials, if you will, are less likely to sign up [for the Obam...

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5:30 AM

Timing is everything Timing is everything

This past Fall, I had the opportunity to help one of my long-time clients - who's also a good friend - buy some additional life insuranc...

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10:43 AM

MVNHS© vs Seniors MVNHS© vs Seniors

This is the future of the ObamaTax, as well: " Pensioners with cancer are being written off as too old to treat ... survival rates for ...

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8:02 AM

Obamacare Success in Illinois Obamacare Success in Illinois

Amidst broken websites, and broken promises, apparently #Obamacare is working well in the land of Lincoln. The Illinois Medicaid program rec...

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3:40 AM

Today, I spent three hours listening to Anthem's on-hold music... Today, I spent three hours listening to Anthem's on-hold music...

Somewhere, in one of the deepest circles of Hell, Anthem's over modulated, distorted, horrible music is playing...for eternity.  Be good...

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8:16 PM

Over the cliff? [UPDATED] Over the cliff? [UPDATED]

[Please scroll down for update - HGS] We've maintained for a long time that the actual intended result of the ObamaTax was, in fact, Si...

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7:30 AM

It's a Green Thing It's a Green Thing

What with all the winter white covering the ground, it's easy to forget that there's green underneath, as well. FoIB Bob Graboyes, s...

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5:30 AM

Polar Vortex Risk Management Polar Vortex Risk Management

While much of the country continues to shiver from Polar Vortex v2.0, the biggest risk most of us are thinking about is frostbite and slippi...

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7:00 AM

Good News for Medicare Advantage Good News for Medicare Advantage

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini was interviewed today on CNBC and offered a number of important insights about Medicare Advantage. First, overall ...

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2:15 PM

My new article is up... My new article is up...

At Answers.com: " Deferred Compensation plans, also known as Salary Continuation plans, are used by businesses to reward and retain cer...

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11:00 AM

Healthy Food News Healthy Food News

It's been almost a year since our last Food Pyramid update , and there's some great news to share: " Chocolate and red wine can...

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8:05 AM

Another Sceptered Isle falsehood – this one from a Quango Another Sceptered Isle falsehood – this one from a Quango

From an article in the London Telegraph today, January 22,  “ . . . patients suffering from cancer and oth...

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6:31 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #200(!): Community Gratitude edition Cavalcade of Risk #200(!): Community Gratitude edition

Jeff Root hosts this week's milestone Cav , with another eclectic and interesting collection of risk-related posts. Come for the alar...

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6:00 AM

About that Convenience Item Mandate About that Convenience Item Mandate

What do trolley cars and birth control have in common? Dr Jaan Sidorov, one of my favorite med-bloggers due primarily to his uncanny ability...

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5:56 AM

What Does Obamacare Have in Common With the Mafia? What Does Obamacare Have in Common With the Mafia?

How is Obamacare like the Mafia? Once you are in you can never leave.  Meet Lesli Hill. Missouri resident Lesli Hill learned the hard way th...

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9:27 AM

Twisting the Cost Curve Twisting the Cost Curve

One of my clients inadvertently let his pre-ACA health insurance plan lapse this past fall. Unfortunately, he didn't act quickly enough ...

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5:30 AM

Obamacare: CGI Out, Accenture In Obamacare: CGI Out, Accenture In

The First Lady's buds at CGI are on the street after taking some $600 million or so of our money. They are replaced by Accenture that wo...

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1:31 PM

Obamacare data security - an awakening issue  Obamacare data security - an awakening issue

It's said that the wolf who sleeps is still a wolf.  I think the issue of Obamacare data security is a big, bad wolf that has been sleep...

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10:04 AM

SEIU Recycling Failed Ideas SEIU Recycling Failed Ideas

Some ideas just never die no matter how many times they're tried and fail: SEIU-United Healthcare Workers says its proposed measures rep...

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12:52 PM

This is Where Your Money Went This is Where Your Money Went

If you were a business person, offering a product everyone was required to buy (or else pay a tax), what kind of return on your investment w...

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12:28 PM

Looking still worse. Looking still worse.

Following similar recent reports on the web - and a few even in the legacy media - WSJ reports this morning that " Early signals sugges...

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7:07 AM

Your Tax Dollars at Work Your Tax Dollars at Work

Words truly fail. There are Six. Long. Painful. Hours of this: [Hat Tip(?): Ace of Spades ]

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10:58 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #200(!): Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #200(!): Call for submissions

Jeff Root hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 20th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email i...

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7:03 AM

Cat Plan and HSA Update [UPDATED] Cat Plan and HSA Update [UPDATED]

[Please scroll down for update - Thanks!] So it turned out that my prediction regarding the availability of Catastrophic plans to the over-...

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11:00 AM

Hacktastic! Hacktastic!

Yesterday, Bill posted about some of the travails facing Golden Staters trying to muddle through the Medi-Cal/Exchange labyrinth. The troub...

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8:00 AM

The ObamaTax and Same-sex Spouses The ObamaTax and Same-sex Spouses

FoIB Jeff M sends us this interesting story " A Moore County couple claims Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina canceled their cove...

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5:30 AM

Health Wonk Review: The half a glass edition Health Wonk Review: The half a glass edition

David Williams hosts this week's eclectic roundup of health care policy and polity. Are you a glass half full or half empty sort of per...

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5:15 AM

Medi-Cal?  Really???  But...but...but... Medi-Cal? Really??? But...but...but...

I've had at least a half-dozen phone calls over the last week from people whose children ended up involuntary enrolled in Medi-Cal.  The...

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