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Obama Plan to Spell End to Private Insurance Market?

October 31st, 2008

While Obama’s plan seems at first to offer citizens the choice of government sponsored insurance or prviate insurance, some feel that it will result in the phasing out of the private sector and ultimately full government control of the health care industry. This of course, will lead to higher taxes to pay for all of [...]

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Thousands of People Newly Eligible for Low Cost Coverage

October 30th, 2008

It is a bad sign of the times when thousands of people are now eligible for low cost insurance programs such as the ones offered in New York. However this doesn’t necessarily reflect a massive movement towards poverty, many of these programs have changed their requirements for eligibility, which has allowed more people to qualify. [...]

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Oklahoma Proposes Hospital Fee to Reduce Number of Uninsured

October 29th, 2008

The large number of uninsured citizens who are forced to go the the Emergency Room for care and then have the hospital write it off as a loss is seen as part of the reason health care costs are so high. The hospitals have to charge enough money to offset the losses they incure with [...]

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Not Invincible

October 28th, 2008

Many people in their 20′s feel that they are young and healthy and that they don’t need the expensive of a health insurance policy. However, it could only take one trip to the emergency room, or one major illness and subsequent follow up care to spell financial ruin in a short amount of time. Experts [...]

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Our Health Care System Must Change

October 27th, 2008

Even before the country saw an economic downturn, skyrocketing healthcare costs were leading many to skip necessary procedures and preventative care, while many others had to drop their coverage altogether. Whichever candidate you choose to get behind this election, know that either way, the country is facing major change. If McCain comes out victorious, supporters [...]

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When Health Insurance Isn’t Enough

October 23rd, 2008

Many Americans remain uninsured due to lack of employment or inability to pay premiums. However, they are not alone in missing out on treatments and care. Even those with insurance are being found to skip treatments and not fill recommended prescriptions due to an inability to pay copays and meet deductibles. If both presidential candidates [...]

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Is Health Insurance a Right?

October 22nd, 2008

Opponents of McCain’s market driven plan to have everyone acquire their own private policy and thus increasing competition among insurance companies fear that it will result in chaos and that only the strong will survive. They feel that the insurance companies will be the ones to profit, and that those with preexisting conditions and lower [...]

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Is the Current HealthCare System Inhumane?

October 21st, 2008

As employer provided coverage continues to decline, and more people are forced to find individual policies, the number of uninsured Americans continues to increase. Individual policies are often hard to come by, as these companies are more interested in turning a profit than providing coverage for everyone. This leaves people with preexisting conditions out of [...]

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One Quarter of Nevada’s Citizens Are Uninsured

October 20th, 2008

Almost one in four people living in Nevada have no health insurance, a staggering statistic that places the state very low in the rankings when it comes to health insurance. Also frightening is the fact that 1 in 10 children are at or below the poverty level, with many of these children having no health [...]

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McCain Corners Obama on Proposed Penalties

October 17th, 2008

Obama has asserted as part of his proposed healthcare plan that all companies not offering health insurance to their employees will face a fine. McCain has continued to attack Obama for not providing the details of how big the fine would be or how he would enforce it. This is the same tactic that formal [...]

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