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Tag Archives: public option

Let’s Break The Tie Between Health Insurance and Employment

To truly change our healthcare system for the better, we must separate employment from healthcare. Because employer sponsored health insurance is subsidized with tax exemptions to the tune of $170 billion a year, it is unfair for everyone who subudizes this but cannot participate because his employer does not offer insurance, and it deviates from […]

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Thank Goodness for Government-subsidized Healthcare!

I’m not sure I understand why so many people get so excited about the government taking over our healthcare? Don’t you realize that if it wasn’t for government “subsidies” most of us wouldn’t be able to afford healthcare insurance? As reported by David Leonhardt in today’s NY Times, of the $2.3 trillion the U.S. spends on healthcare […]

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The White House is Loosing on Healthcare Reform

Do Americans believe controversial assertions about health care reform including death panels, threats to Medicare, abortions, illegal immigrants and other claims which the White House administrators have labeled as untrue “myths?” Unbelievably, they do! Findings from a new national survey of Americans by researchers from Indiana University Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research (CHPPR) […]

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It’s the Democrats that are Blocking the Public Option

Nate Silver in the FiveThirtyEight built a statistical model to explain and predict whether a particular senator supports the public option (http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/06/special-interest-money-means-longer.html).  Contributions were tallied from two industry codes: F3200 (Accident & Health Insurance) and H3700 (HMO’s). Lobbying contributions appeared to have the largest marginal impact on middle-of-the-road Democrats. Liberal Democrats were likely to hold firm to […]

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Healthcare Reform-NOW

As reported today by the AP (http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2009/06/18/ap6562467.html), in the state of N.Y. insurance companies will no longer be able to use the databases which were established by one of the largest insurance companies UnitedHealth to determine what “usual and customary” charges should be on doctors/hospital bills?!? And, clients, like you and I, were not privy to the data-TOP […]

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