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Archive for November, 2008

 

High Health Care Costs Delay Retirement

November 26th, 2008

At a meeting among council members in Tuscaloosa City, the issue of health insurance centered around retirement. The problem stands that many older workers are delaying retirement because of the high cost of health insurance, currently set at around $600 a month. The city is considering paying a greater percentage of the cost, which would [...]

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A Summary Of the Health Insurance Overhaul

November 25th, 2008

If everything goes according to Obama’s plan when he takes office in January and begins to implement his proposed health insurance reform, we Americans will be looking at some major changes. First of all, everyone would be required to have a health insurance policy: be it from your employer, a government sanctioned private insurer, or [...]

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New Forum For Health Insurance Research

November 24th, 2008

Fletcher/CSI, a worldwide provider of comprehensive research and consulting services has partnered with the Society of Insurance Research to create a forum in which health care professionals can network, participate in continuing education pursuits, and accurately apply research within their respective organizations. Such a joining comes at a time when new ideas and the sharing of information [...]

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Children May Suffer in Economy

November 21st, 2008

In Santa Cruz County California, an amazing 98% of children currently have health insurance. This is thanks partly due to a program called Santa Cruz Healthy Kids which offers coverage to children of low income households. A $17 million dollar deficit in the budget may result in the first freeze in 10 years, potentially leaving [...]

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The Need for Quality Insurance

November 19th, 2008

For those people in Massachussetts walking around thinking they have good coverage, some of them are right, but an alarming number of them are wrong. Massachussetts is seen as a bit of a pioneer in the realm of universal coverage, mandating that everyone carry health insurance and penalizing those who don’t. Unfortunately, the insurance they [...]

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What is More Important?

November 17th, 2008

The recent election centered around the two biggest issues facing the country right now: the economy and health care. The economy is obviously an issue none of us can escape, as the country heads more and more into a recession. But is health care a separate issue, or is it really part of the problem [...]

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Government Insurance Kills

November 14th, 2008

It’s safe to say that lacking insurance can be deadly, but if you want to look at statistics in Pennsylvania, you could also claim that government provided insurance kills more. In a suprisingly scary report, it was discovered that people receiving care via government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid actually have a lower survival [...]

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Study on Individual Health Insurance

November 13th, 2008

For an interesting summary of statistics on the Individual Health Insurance Market, check out this report from Market Watch. Are these statistics suprising to you?

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Outsourcing Healthcare

November 11th, 2008

Ok, so lots of things are less expensive overseas than they are here in the states, but who would have thought of going to India for surgery. Apparently when the price tag there is about $30,000 to $40,000 less, not counting the cost of your plane ticket. As good as this sounds, many insurance companies [...]

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Health Insurance Awards

November 10th, 2008

So we have awards for movies, actors, writers and a slew of other professions, so why not health insurance providers? This year’s awards were big and generated an unusually large amount of debate and excitement among industry leaders. Winners were said to be very deserving and the evening was filled with humor and good speakers. [...]

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