Ballsy Insurance Carrier Trick Ballsy Insurance Carrier Trick

I believe this may be a first: " The Farmers Insurance Company is suing 98 Illinois towns, Cook County, and the Metropolitan Water Recl...

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11:06 AM

Maybe I can be of Assistance [UPDATED] Maybe I can be of Assistance [UPDATED]

I have been closely following the VA situation - I cannot call it a scandal, for reasons I will explain - and wish to offer some much needed...

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11:53 AM

In case you were wondering... In case you were wondering...

Yeah, it was that bad: " This document shows that, on its first full day of operation, October 1, 2013, Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov rec...

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7:46 AM

On Vaccines and Health Insurance On Vaccines and Health Insurance

Over the years, we haven't been afraid to express our doubts about the efficacy and/or safety of certain vaccination regimes , notably G...

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7:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #209: Risk Assessment edition Cavalcade of Risk #209: Risk Assessment edition

Claire Wilkinson presents this week's roundup of risky posts , focusing on the assessment side of the equation. From hurricanes to h...

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5:43 AM

A dollar here, a dollar there... [UPDATED] A dollar here, a dollar there... [UPDATED]

Remember when the ObamaTax was going to solve the "crisis" of the uninsured? Yeah, about that: "About half of uninsured Ameri...

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10:30 AM

They Gave Their All They Gave Their All
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10:14 AM

Just One More Obamacare Misstep Just One More Obamacare Misstep

Less care, higher health care costs, fewer insured. In St. Louis, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has started charging co-payments to uninsured patie...

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10:11 AM

Obamacare Medi-Cal Fail Obamacare Medi-Cal Fail

The California gold rush to gain free health insurance is on the rocks. Alameda Alliance, founded in 1996, appears headed for bankruptcy. As...

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8:32 AM

Employer Move Blocked Employer Move Blocked

Employers thinking of dropping health insurance and sending employees to the exchange might want to reconsider. Such arrangements do not sat...

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8:34 PM

Interesting Carrier News Interesting Carrier News

Not all of our company-related posts are for Stupid Carrier Tricks © [ ed: believe it or not ]. Sometimes, there's just interesting anno...

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7:30 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #209: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #209: Call for submissions

Claire Wilkinson hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 26th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to ...

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5:48 AM

Just When You Thought it Couldn't Possibly Get Any Worse ............... Just When You Thought it Couldn't Possibly Get Any Worse ...............

You run across this report on the Obamacare SNAFU: The full extent of the failure, however, is reflected in the details provided by the Jud...

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1:14 PM

A New Twist on an Old(er) Idea? A New Twist on an Old(er) Idea?

We've been blogging about Medical Tourism for going on 8 years . Generally, we've referred to two "flavors:" 1 - Foreign n...

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12:27 PM

Health Wonk Review: Life's a Beach edition Health Wonk Review: Life's a Beach edition

Good morning, and welcome to this edition of the Health Wonk Review. In casting about for a theme suitable to the occasion, my mind wandered...

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5:30 AM

You Are a Man, Not a Woman You Are a Man, Not a Woman

Woe be unto you if you have an Obamacare plan and the government does not know your gender. A report that aired on Asheville, NC ABC affilia...

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10:30 AM

Predictive Analytics (A Risky P & C Post) Predictive Analytics (A Risky P & C Post)

So, a few weeks ago, I attended one of our carriers' annual sales meeting. This is a fun-filled afternoon of speakers discussing topics ...

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7:00 AM

Health Insurance with Medicaid is the Perfect Gift Health Insurance with Medicaid is the Perfect Gift

This is not a headline from The Onion. It was an email I received yesterday from the "team" at Healthcare.gov. Even better than th...

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11:08 AM

The Loneliest Number The Loneliest Number

Three Dog Night had it right . After a 3+ year run-up to the 404Care.gov Exchange, the results were - too put it mildly - underwhelming: &qu...

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10:26 AM

Coming full circle, MVNHS© edition Coming full circle, MVNHS© edition

Over the years, we've chronicled the many shortcomings of the Much Vaunted National Health System©, including its decision to pay for br...

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7:31 AM

Lying Can Cost You Lying Can Cost You

unless you are a politician trying to get re-elected or work for the Veteran's Administration and you are expected to lie as part of you...

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4:14 PM

VA Wall of Shame VA Wall of Shame

And the list keeps growing: [Graphic courtesy Ace of Spades ]

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9:30 AM

MVNHS© Priorities MVNHS© Priorities

Compare and contrast: " More than 250 girls aged 16 and under have had breast enlargements paid for by the NHS ... Across all age group...

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6:29 AM

Aloha Obamacare Aloha Obamacare

Aloha is used to express greetings (hello) as well as goodbye.  Hawaii's two largest health insurers are reporting $36 million in losses...

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6:16 AM

Point of Reference (Pricing) Point of Reference (Pricing)

Over the years, we've documented the phenomenon known as " PARE pricing ;" that is, when one is inadvertently treated by an ou...

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12:50 PM

Gullible to the Actuaries SWAG Gullible to the Actuaries SWAG

Media outlets and health policy "experts" have been spewing over reports this week about the initial 2015 rate increases that hav...

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10:00 AM

The Richdoctor Myth Revisited The Richdoctor Myth Revisited

Several years ago, I posted on the myth of the "Richdoctor,"   a myth that is really about wealth envy and isn't supported by ...

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7:00 AM

In-and-Out Info In-and-Out Info

So, some ObamaTax news from different ends of the spectrum: OUT - So you don't want to buy a health insurance plan, but you also don'...

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5:30 AM

While You Are At It While You Are At It

The failure of hc.gov (the Obamacare exchange) is notorious (and it still isn't fixed). Less publicized are stories about the number of ...

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6:24 AM

Over a barrel, ObamaTax-style Over a barrel, ObamaTax-style

We've long noted that the ObamaTax will likely kill off group health insurance plans. It's finally dawning on the MSM, as well: &qu...

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5:30 AM

You Were Warned You Were Warned

"If you like your plan you can keep your plan. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor."  It was all a lie. One big campa...

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5:20 PM

Dishonorable Discharge Dishonorable Discharge

It seems the "secret waiting list" scandal at the VA (Veteran's Administration) hospitals is growing like a fungus . First rep...

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1:10 PM
 
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