Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction Insuring Ferguson: Update/Correction

Earlier this week, we posted on a couple interesting P&C-related items, one of which was the "civil unrest" in Ferguson, MO (...

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7:00 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #216: Call for submissions

Tim Dodge makes his CavRisk hosting debut with next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 1st). To submit your risk-related...

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5:30 AM

Healthcare.gov Security Chief  Was Distracted Healthcare.gov Security Chief Was Distracted

It's no secret that the Obamacare website is not only dysfunctional, but also has major security flaws. There may be a good reason for t...

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6:45 PM

Obamacare SNAFU - The Gift That Keeps On Giving Obamacare SNAFU - The Gift That Keeps On Giving

It all started with a failed website (that STILL isn't fixed), followed by lack of full disclosure about just how bad the new Obamacare ...

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10:48 AM

MVNHS© Rocket (but not Cancer) Surgeons MVNHS© Rocket (but not Cancer) Surgeons

First, the good news: 66 year old Roger Mollison is cancer free. That's good news because the folks who run the Much Vaunted National He...

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9:19 AM

This Obamacare Winner Will Save $78,420! This Obamacare Winner Will Save $78,420!

Thanks to President Obama's promise of keeping their current plan my client is seeing his premiums increase by 13% for the upcoming pla...

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6:40 PM

Medical ID Theft Revisited Medical ID Theft Revisited

Back in February, we again sounded the alarm about Medical Identity Theft: " Most identity theft in the United States is medical-relate...

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9:43 AM

And Now a Word From Our Sponsor And Now a Word From Our Sponsor

Did you buy one of those brand spanking new Obamacare plans? If you did, you may get an email from (Carrier) that reads something like this:...

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5:30 AM

IRS Form 1095-A IRS Form 1095-A

Obamacare fans, here is what you have been waiting for. If you bought an Obamacare plan through hc.gov and received a premium subsidy or APT...

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12:10 PM

Who Do You Believe Who Do You Believe

According to CNN, the Inspector General is expected to release a report that claims there were no deaths due to excessive wait times or deni...

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9:09 AM

(Sex) Ch-ch-changes (Sex) Ch-ch-changes

Well, it took some time , but the future is finally here: " Then Payne, who had a wife and four children, realized she could no longer ...

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10:29 AM

Two Timely P&C Notes Two Timely P&C Notes

■ Now that things seem to have down a bit in Ferguson, it's worth noting that the clean-up from all the looting and rioting will take so...

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8:34 AM

Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark? Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?

Over the years, we've written many times about medical tourism: from folks traveling to the US for treatments to folks who found bette...

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1:40 PM

Tax Form 1040(OY) Tax Form 1040(OY)

Let's suppose that, against all odds , you've successfully navigated the 404Care.gov site and enrolled in an ObamaPlan. And let'...

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7:37 AM

Carefree, or Free to Care? Carefree, or Free to Care?

Dr Rob Lamberts ( whom we interviewed a few short years ago, when he dove into the concierge medicine pool) has a touching, sad but ultimat...

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5:30 AM

What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value What's Old is New: The AMA, Medicare and Value

Almost four years ago, we wrote about a little known committee, nestled deep in the bowels of the American Medical Association (AMA), that e...

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10:27 AM

Wednesday Potpourri Wednesday Potpourri

■ Craig Gottwals has the scoop on the latest Golden State efforts to come into line with the new group waiting period requirements: " A...

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11:38 AM

Facebook for Physicians Facebook for Physicians

Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wellpoint and Blue Shield of California are partnering to create a Health Informa...

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2:11 PM

Transparency redefined Transparency redefined

We've long been fans of transparency in health care , both its delivery and its financing. That is, the ability of the consumer to pre-d...

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7:30 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up

Paul Dzielinski makes his CavRisk debut (a day early, how's that for promptness!) with an excellent round-up of interesting posts, an...

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6:38 AM

It's Not Discrimination It's Not Discrimination

Today must be the whiner day. Or perhaps a full moon.  Or both. More than 300 patient advocacy groups recently wrote Health and Human Servic...

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3:06 PM

T.R.A.G.I.C. is Back and Still Clueless T.R.A.G.I.C. is Back and Still Clueless

T.R.A.G.I.C. (Teachers Rally Against Georgia Insurance Choices) is in the news again, railing against the new SHBP (State Health Benefit P...

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2:08 PM

Stupid Congressman Tricks Stupid Congressman Tricks

Democratic member of the House Ron Barber is donating his Obamacare subsidy to charity ! What a great act of kindness. Under PPACA, all memb...

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9:11 AM

Be careful what you wish for... Be careful what you wish for...

The other day, Mike posted about the efficiency of Britain's Much Vaunted National Health System©, and made this observation: " [T]...

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7:21 AM

Yum! Yum!

On August 14, the Wall Street Journal carried this op-ed piece by Dr. Scott Atlas of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (subscri...

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5:55 PM

Kliff Diving with Sarah Kliff Diving with Sarah

Recently, longtime foil Sarah Kliff (she who couldn't understand her own Explanation of Benefits ) set out to enlighten folks in flyove...

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10:00 AM

Authentic 404Care.gov gibberish Authentic 404Care.gov gibberish

You really can't make this up: " [T]hose looking for information about appealing a Marketplace decision are facing a brand new one:...

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8:22 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #215: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #215: Call for submissions

Paul Dzielinski makes his CavRisk hosting debut with next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 18th). To submit your risk-...

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7:21 AM

HIV and Medicare, Even if you Aren't HIV Positive HIV and Medicare, Even if you Aren't HIV Positive

Should you have to pay for treatment for a condition you don't have? How about Medicare? Would you expect Medicare to pay for treatment...

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