Um, about that 3000% decrease Um, about that 3000% decrease

Remember when President Obama promised that, under the ObamaTax, premiums would plummet ? Turns out - and you may want to sit down for this ...

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12:56 PM

Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version [UPDATED] Stupid Carrier Tricks, Beginner Level version [UPDATED]

Really, Mass Mutual? In its efforts to "reach out" the the non-insurance community, MM seems to have shot itself in the foot here....

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12:45 PM

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Recently, a friend of mine went in for her routine mammogram. What happened next wasn't so routine: they saw a shadow. A few tests later...

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9:51 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #218: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #218: Call for submissions

David Williams hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 29th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to...

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2:55 PM

We Choose Not to Play We Choose Not to Play

The nations most prominent health insurance carrier decided to redshirt themselves during the 2014 Obamacare season in a few states and may ...

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6:45 PM

Lost and (Not) Found Lost and (Not) Found

Have you ever found money in your sofa, or on the floor of your car? If you are like me it is usually pocket change. If I am lucky it might ...

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8:53 AM

Adult Autism and The ObamaTax Adult Autism and The ObamaTax

I was surprised at the number of autism-related posts we've done over the years ( here and here , for example). They all seem to have o...

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7:30 AM

L'Shannah Tova: 5775 L'Shannah Tova: 5775

Tonight marks the beginning of the Days of Awe (well, unless you count Selichot - but that's another post). We welcome the New Year, re...

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6:30 AM

If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad - Part II If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad - Part II

Our good friend (and senior research fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center) Bob Graboyes continues to build on the work th...

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7:30 AM

ObamaCare Fail in 1,000 Words ObamaCare Fail in 1,000 Words

US CENSUS BUREAU: 1.25 million MORE Americans uninsured in January to April 2014 than in 2013. pic.twitter.com/TSdSHAWSYB — Phil Kerpen (@ke...

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5:47 AM

Sinking ship, MVNHS©-style Sinking ship, MVNHS©-style

Think this can't happen here? " The [MVNHS©] staffing crisis is expected to escalate as ­thousands of doctors seek work overseas .&...

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12:34 PM

RTF Subsidy Q RTF Subsidy Q

I was recently asked by an acquaintance whether I knew anything about the ObamaCare "clawbacks" (his term). Seems he had been look...

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7:23 AM

Essential Re-Calculating Essential Re-Calculating

Feature or bug? " A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law’s toughest standard is leading do...

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7:06 AM

Of Gas Lines and Med's Of Gas Lines and Med's

Those of us of a certain age recall the gasoline shortages of the early 70's. Oil prices had jumped considerably, and so the government ...

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7:02 AM

Geronimo! Geronimo!

The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment is less than 2 months away and already some carriers have cold feet and are ready to bail. With less than...

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5:27 PM

Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-changes Exchanges, Carriers and Ch-ch-changes

Just because the Federal Exchange is a hot, hacktastic mess , there's no reason to think that those run by individual states are in such...

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12:25 PM

Cavalcade of Risk #217 is up!‏ Cavalcade of Risk #217 is up!‏

Rebecca Shafer turns in another great roundup of risky posts , from Dopey Audacity to Your Mama's WC (Worker's Comp): Do check it ...

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10:30 AM

Champions? Are You Serious? Champions? Are You Serious?

I happened to run across a webinar invite for assorted Obamacare helpers that included the term Champions for Healthcare. What the heck? So...

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8:00 AM

La plus ca change, 404Care.gov-style La plus ca change, 404Care.gov-style

Another week , another 404Care.gov security scandal. The latest iteration come to us courtesy of the General Accounting Office: " Healt...

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6:15 AM

It's a dog eat dog (insurance) world It's a dog eat dog (insurance) world

It was marginally amusing when Baxter Smith was successfully enrolled in an ObamaPlan. After all, the 14-year-old Yorkie was simply an innoc...

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10:30 AM

Life is short... Life is short...

About two years ago, we took a gander at the cost of end-of-life-care: " $33,382 for one hospital stay. $43,711 for the next. And a fin...

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6:48 AM

If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad

Alert reader Jeff M sends along this timely reminder of the upheaval the ObamaTax has had on those most vulnerable: " Two of Pattie Cur...

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9:38 AM

Obamacare 2.0, Outlook Not So Good Obamacare 2.0, Outlook Not So Good

Obamacare 2.0 is about to be unveiled (after the fall election, of course) and already skeptics are Don't count on it going well. playi...

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5:24 AM

Observable results Observable results

Years ago, my youngest had a particularly painful episode which necessitated a trip to the ER at the local Children's Hospital. She actu...

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11:31 AM

Lyin' liars gonna lie... Lyin' liars gonna lie...

Due to the ObamaTax, nearly a quarter of a million Virginians will lose their current healthcare plans. So says NBC's Sharon Gregory. To...

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8:08 AM

Cavalcade of Risk #217: Call for submissions Cavalcade of Risk #217: Call for submissions

Rebecca Shafer hosts next week's edition. Entries are due by Monday (the 15th). To submit your risk-related post, just click here to...

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6:40 AM

Get a Life! Get a Life!

The fine folks at MassMutual remind us that September is Life Insurance Awareness month. And they've even come up with a quick, easy an...

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10:00 AM

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

David Williams hosts this week's collection of posts on health care policy and polity. As usual, he has a great selection and helpful c...

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7:30 AM

Healthcare.gov the Sequel Healthcare.gov the Sequel

Hard to believe it has been almost a year since Obamacare gave birth to healthcare.gov.  The first year for hc.gov was in many ways no diffe...

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6:11 AM

Want to Save 25% on Obamacare Insurance? Want to Save 25% on Obamacare Insurance?

A couple of small known facts about Obamacare could provide a savvy (though not necessarily smart) purchaser of health insurance with a way ...

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5:30 AM

Calling a Spade a Spade, Well, Almost Calling a Spade a Spade, Well, Almost

A rose by any other name is still a rose, but is a CEO really a CEO if he only has the title and lacks autonomy? Kevin Counihan, former CEO ...

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1:32 PM
 
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