Medicaid Iceberg Ahead Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional....

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7:14 PM

Anecdotal evidence piling up Anecdotal evidence piling up

David Williams, a Massachusetts-based healthcare industry consultant (and FoIB) has a very interesting new post from the Land of RomneyCare:...

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12:00 PM

Too little, too late [UPDATED] Too little, too late [UPDATED]

Sing it, Johnny: " A nonpartisan congressional investigation has concluded that management failures by the Obama administration set the...

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11:11 AM

When journalist/propogandist don't understand their subject, Is Medicare getting more efficent? When journalist/propogandist don't understand their subject, Is Medicare getting more efficent?

Not sure if I should refer to Vox as journalism; their attempt at understanding the per-capita Part A spending is more along the lines of hu...

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5:30 AM

Liberals Must Hate Obamacare Liberals Must Hate Obamacare

A GOP lawsuit against the Obama administration on overstepping their constitutional authority in delaying the employer mandate in Obamacare...

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1:00 PM

(Not so) Reassuring Re-insurance (Not so) Reassuring Re-insurance

One of the (many) problems with the ObamaTax that's been flying under the radar is the soon-to-be cancelled re-insurance program: "...

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7:19 AM

Speaking of monkeys and unicorns... Speaking of monkeys and unicorns...

Bob's post yesterday on the travails of a couple trying to find affordable health insurance in an Obamaworld proved once again that the...

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10:30 AM

Rideshare Tricks - An Update Rideshare Tricks - An Update

So, just over 3 years ago, we posted on the opportunities - and dangers - of ride-sharing: " Seeing a business opportunity in millions ...

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5:30 AM

Flying Monkey's and Unicorns Flying Monkey's and Unicorns

No bones about it. I don't like Obamacare. If you have the time, I can give you a long list of reasons. But let's start with an emai...

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11:55 AM

Obamacare Outrage Obamacare Outrage

Has your health insurance coverage been cancelled? Are your rates under the "Affordable" Care Act unaffordable?  Join the club at ...

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6:49 AM

A Grace-ful Benefit Revolution A Grace-ful Benefit Revolution

Over at Benefit Revolution, Craig Gottwals has an in-depth look at the 90 day grace period conundrum (about which Bob first blogged here l...

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3:35 PM

State Exchanges vs Subsidies State Exchanges vs Subsidies

While we wait for the Halbig/King decisions to be resolved, and noting that they may not be as big a deal as so many folks believe,  here&...

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7:15 AM

I see fake people... I see fake people...

So here's the thing: " Investigators ... created 12 fake health insurance test applicants and... have gotten qualified health plan ...

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12:33 PM

Heroic Carrier Tricks: CNA edition Heroic Carrier Tricks: CNA edition

Back in the day, the Cincinnati Life Insurance Company sold Long Term Care insurance (LTCi), and a colleague (since retired) sold a number o...

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6:50 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition

Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related post s, from life and health ...

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10:30 AM

Five Takeaways from Halbig and King Five Takeaways from Halbig and King

1. The decision on Halbig (D.C. Circuit) isn't taking subsidies away from people nor is the decision on King (4th Circuit) to allow ever...

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7:08 AM

Dumb Carrier tricks...Kaiser Edition Dumb Carrier tricks...Kaiser Edition

For the last month, I've been receiving emails from Kaiser about a change in policy: As your business partner, we want to make you aware...

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2:38 PM

More on Halbig [UPDATED] More on Halbig [UPDATED]

Continued from this morning . Meanwhile, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals just ruled that the subsidies do , in fact, apply across all t...

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10:58 AM

Game Changer [UPDATED] Game Changer [UPDATED]

U.S. Court of appeals delivers body blow to Obamacare handouts.  In a case with potential to scramble the  Affordable Care Act , the U.S. Co...

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7:45 AM

Stupid Anthem Tricks: One Week Later Stupid Anthem Tricks: One Week Later

For those following along at home, it's now been a week since we reached out to Anthem for the answer to a very simple question: "...

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6:59 AM

Navigator Two-fers Navigator Two-fers

So those unlicensed, unvetted Navigators , which (at last count) cost over $67 million , have racked up some pretty impressive numbers. For ...

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9:40 AM

 Cavalcade of Risk #213: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #213: Call for submissions

Jason Shafrin hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 21st). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to emai...

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6:12 AM

And now for something completely different... [BUMPED and UPDATED] And now for something completely different... [BUMPED and UPDATED]

Tom Ireland published his first paper (which took First Place in a Big 8 competition) while in college, and never looked back. As an Air For...

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10:20 AM

Frustrating Carrier Tricks Frustrating Carrier Tricks

So apparently, Anthem has hired Nancy Pelosi: " We cannot tell if the accums have been moved from facets until there is an actual clai...

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7:00 AM

Health Wonk Review: It's a Dry Heat edition Health Wonk Review: It's a Dry Heat edition

Jennifer Salopek hosts this week's terrific round-up of wonky posts , including David Williams' cool v-logs and Julie Ferguson'...

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6:19 AM

80% Closing Ratio 80% Closing Ratio

According to the folks at Kaiser Health News, "navigators and assisters" helped 10.6 million people navigate the Obamacare nightma...

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12:34 PM

Stupid Governor Tricks Stupid Governor Tricks

One of the problems with the ObamaTax (and they are legion) is that so many states have opted in to the Medicaid expansion scam scheme. Amo...

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11:24 AM

Sticky Economics Sticky Economics

Years ago, Bob wrote a fascinating post on price"elasticity:" " The economics of goods and services can be reduced to simple ...

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11:16 AM

The Continuing Rise of Medicare Advantage The Continuing Rise of Medicare Advantage

Last week, the economist Austin Frakt said in the NY Times that “ Today, 30 percent of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in a Medicare Adv...

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9:38 AM

HSA's - Good news edition HSA's - Good news edition

As regular readers know, we're big fans of Health Savings Accounts, which have found new life under the ObamaTax. And, as FoIB Holly R ...

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8:22 AM

I don't get it... I don't get it...

On the one hand, I was extremely flattered and honored to be the 2012 National Underwriter Elite Award Winner for Industry Awareness. I was...

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11:45 AM

Good news (kinda/sorta) Good news (kinda/sorta)

" Superior HealthPlan confirmed ... that the insurance company will cover Savannah's surgery at Texas Children's "for cont...

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10:50 AM

LTCi Trends LTCi Trends

The kind folks at MassMutual recently emailed with some interesting information about what they see as major trends in Long Term care insur...

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6:50 AM

This Sceptered Isle – Part CCXLIX This Sceptered Isle – Part CCXLIX

A leading Dutch supporter of euthanasia has changed his mind, and speaks out against it, on the occasion of a similar law now being proposed...

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10:17 AM

SexistCare© SexistCare©

There's a lot of talk about women's and children's health, and that's fine. But something that seems to have gone unremarked...

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5:30 AM

History Lesson: Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans - CO-OP's (Part 1) History Lesson: Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans - CO-OP's (Part 1)

Alternative to Public Option? Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OP's) were included in Obamacare as an alternative to private hea...

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12:03 PM

Cavalcade of Risk #212: Skynet edition Cavalcade of Risk #212: Skynet edition

RJ Weiss presents this week's round-up of risk-related posts , with a heavy emphasis on risk, from cyber liability to under-reserving...

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8:12 AM

Rx Conundrum Rx Conundrum

In the wake of the Hobby Lobby decision, there's been a lot of discussion about whether or not employers (and their health insurance pro...

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7:00 AM
 
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