My (last) new article is up.... My (last) new article is up....

At Answers.com: " A professional insurance agent can provide timely, expert advice on both the types and amounts of coverage you may ne...

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7:30 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #203: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #203: Call for submissions

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

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5:48 AM

'Huis Clos' Updated 'Huis Clos' Updated

Jean-Paul Sartre's 1944 classic " No Exit " described a group of (dead) people, forever locked in a room, trying to ascertain ...

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9:47 AM

Health Wonk Review: Marchin' like a lion edition Health Wonk Review: Marchin' like a lion edition

David Harlow hosts this week's round-up of wonky blog posts, with a little trip to the wild side. What's so great about this editio...

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8:59 AM

Coming soon to a hospital near you Coming soon to a hospital near you

In case you were (still) wondering about how the ObamaTax would affect your health care, well: " The Royal College of Surgeons wrote to...

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11:30 AM

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

At Answers.com: " While viatical settlements are less common now, Accelerated Benefit Riders on new policies serve the same purpose wit...

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7:00 AM

Taxpayer Give Away Taxpayer Give Away

If you want free money, where do you go? Not the lottery. Not lost and found. Jackson Hewitt and H & R Block. The store-front firm  Jack...

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7:20 AM

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

At Answers.com: " Long Term care annuities offer a simple an effective way to avoid paying out-of-pocket for Long Term Care insurance, ...

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11:35 AM

The California Push - A Potential Net Negative The California Push - A Potential Net Negative

Thanks to the "Lie of the Year" Covered California is able to claim victory. According to data released yesterday Covered CA has ...

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8:21 AM

Garcon, how much for the insurance? Garcon, how much for the insurance?

Here's an interesting idea: " The owners of Republique on La Brea have added a 3% fee to every bill to pay for insurance for every ...

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1:28 PM

In Medicine Teamwork Is an Invention of Administrators and the Government In Medicine Teamwork Is an Invention of Administrators and the Government

I recently had the opportunity to give a team-building group exercise to my staff of Medical and Administrative professionals. The focus was...

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7:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #202 now online Cavalcade of Risk #202 now online

Jeff Rose hosts this week's round-up of risk-related posts. From insurance riders to self-funding, data breaches and tobacco sales, the...

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6:07 AM

Aloha State 3600, Beaver State 0 Aloha State 3600, Beaver State 0

So yesterday, we learned that Hawaii had spent north of $57,000 per to sign up some 3600 victims citizens on their ObamaTax Exchange. But...

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8:30 AM

They Can't Even Give This Stuff Away - Part 2 They Can't Even Give This Stuff Away - Part 2

As Bob noted last week, a lot of folks may end up balking when it comes time to (literally) pay the piper: "... roughly 50 percent of ...

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7:12 AM

$57,000 Aloha Fail $57,000 Aloha Fail

Another day, another ObamaTax "success" story: " The Obama administration gave Hawaii $205 million in grants over the past th...

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6:41 AM

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

At Answers.com: " Group Dental insurance plans can be a cost-effective way to pay for both routine and unexpected oral health issues, e...

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7:00 AM

So now it's Copper. Can Tinfoil be far behind? So now it's Copper. Can Tinfoil be far behind?

From WSJ February 13th (password protected, sorry): " Some backers of the 2010 health-care law are pushing to create a new kind of insu...

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4:04 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #202: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #202: Call for submissions

Jeff Rose hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 17th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email i...

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5:56 AM

Obamacare Fraud Connection Obamacare Fraud Connection

The hits just keep on coming. You can't make this stuff up. The director of Colorado’s health exchange has been placed on administrative...

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4:08 PM

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

At Answers.com: " Americans who are on Medicare due to serious health conditions have limited health insurance choices. For many, a Med...

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10:30 AM

They Can't Even Give This Stuff Away They Can't Even Give This Stuff Away

The latest #ObamacareFail numbers are in and it isn't pretty. Just when you think it couldn't get worse, it did. The White House has...

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5:28 AM

Health Wonk Review is up .. and there's a lot to love! Health Wonk Review is up .. and there's a lot to love!

Steve Anderson hosts this week's round-up of wonky posts. Nice job, too: you can never go wrong with Valentine's Day candies! Do ch...

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5:00 AM

We Interrupt This Train Wreck.... We Interrupt This Train Wreck....

This just in from HHS Secretary Shecantbeserious (via email 3 days from the end of the initial ObamaTax Open Enrollment Period ): " Fro...

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12:30 PM

How Refreshing! How Refreshing!

As regular readers know, agents that want to sell Partnership-compliant Long Term Care insurance (LTCi) plans must re-qualify every two year...

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11:11 AM

What Fresh Hell is This? What Fresh Hell is This?

So on the one hand, the Obamastration has magically ( and illegally ) suspended the employer mandate for medium-sized groups. On the other, ...

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12:36 PM

I Hear the Train a Coming I Hear the Train a Coming
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11:22 AM

Introducing the Eventual Care Act Introducing the Eventual Care Act

As Nate mentioned yesterday afternoon, the Obamastration has once again kicked the ACA can down the road: " The Obama administration an...

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8:30 AM

Et Tu Brute Lauer? Et Tu Brute Lauer?

The secret is out. #Obamacare is no longer a train wreck. It is a sinking ship.  Gary Lauer, chairman and CEO of Internet-based health insur...

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6:06 AM

It doesn't pay to plan if you own or run a business It doesn't pay to plan if you own or run a business

I am going to go broke if I keep planning ahead on how to assist clients in meeting their needs and ACA requirements. " The Obama admin...

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3:46 PM

Self Funding and Community Rating Self Funding and Community Rating

The early results look very promising for self funding: if you are among the 80% of groups that were average or good health looking at a ba...

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2:58 PM

Medical ID Theft Rampant Medical ID Theft Rampant

We first started covering this phenomenon almost 8 years ago, when Bob noted  that one problem arising from theft of your medical data is th...

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11:30 AM

Out of the frying pan and into the Exchange Out of the frying pan and into the Exchange

Last month, we reported that Ms Shecantbeserious had unceremoniously dumped the Exchange website's Canadian contractor CGI for the wins...

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8:30 AM

The Problem with Grandpa [UPDATED] The Problem with Grandpa [UPDATED]

Well, Grandfathered policies . These are the plans that ostensibly fulfilled the empty promise that " if you like your current insuranc...

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7:08 AM

No Third Party Checks No Third Party Checks

Just like at the liquor store, you can't use third party checks to buy health insurance either.  No Schlitz Malt Liquor. No Obamacare. H...

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12:07 PM

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

At Answers.com: " Single Pay Long Term Care insurance plans remove the risk of future rate increases, while providing comprehensive lon...

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11:00 AM

Covered CA and Accountability Covered CA and Accountability

Got a laugh out of this today: Dana Howard of Covered California admitted it was responsible but said, “It really isn’t feasible for Covered...

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7:55 AM

Open Wide ... Take 2 Open Wide ... Take 2

Late last summer, we discussed one of the ObamaTax's "Essential Health Benefits," Pediatric Dental. At the time, we noted that...

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6:00 AM

Harbinger of things to come? Harbinger of things to come?

FoIB Jeff M tips us to this interesting story out of North Carolina: " Montgomery County employees are facing a change in regard to med...

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10:16 AM

Hitler Can't Keep His Doctor Either Hitler Can't Keep His Doctor Either
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3:57 AM

Stupid Theoretical HHS Tricks Stupid Theoretical HHS Tricks

On the one hand, Ms Shecantbeserious relies on licensed (and trained, and who have been background checked ) agents to "push" Exch...

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12:08 PM

Obamacare Non-Help Line Obamacare Non-Help Line

Did you buy an #Obamacare plan through the #exchange? Have you received your policy or ID cards yet? Washington, we may have a problem. Tho...

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4:19 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #201: Understated edition Cavalcade of Risk #201: Understated edition

Russell Hutchinson hosts this week's round-up of risk-related bloggetry, with a soft voice and interesting context. Plus, he's com...

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4:00 AM

You Won't Believe Obama's Response You Won't Believe Obama's Response

During a Google Hangout session on Friday, fry cook Darnell Summers told President Obama that his hours were cut due to the Affordable Care ...

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7:26 PM

The Affordable Golf Club Act The Affordable Golf Club Act

[ If you have old golf clubs, you can keep your golf clubs....until April 2014 .] Until now, typically only the wealthy or financially respo...

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6:23 AM

How Obamacare Impacts Healthcare in Southwest Georgia How Obamacare Impacts Healthcare in Southwest Georgia

If you live near Albany, Georgia health insurance has never been cheap but for most it was affordable before #Obamacare. The community ratin...

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2:26 PM

Public Enemy or Navigator? Public Enemy or Navigator?

From the "Told Ya So" Department: " Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius [sic] said today that Obamacare nav...

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