Category Archives: US News

Profiles in health care: Young, healthy artist weighs insurance options video | The Journal News | lohud.com | lohud.com

What it looks like at ground level for the young, the healthy, and the artistic who want to get health insurance…

Profiles in health care: Young, healthy artist weighs insurance options video | The Journal News | lohud.com | lohud.com.

Despite expanded coverage, hospitals may see more bad debt – Nashville Business Journal

I definitely don’t want to harsh on anyone’s mellow about Obamacare, but this is the part that worries me:  the bad debt that hospitals are going to take on.  This issue is going to have to be reconciled somehow.

Despite expanded coverage, hospitals may see more bad debt – Nashville Business Journal.

YOUR MONEY-Bargain-hunting may lead to fewer health insurance choices | Reuters

I have heard many predictions about what health care reform will bring.  This one suggests that high end plans may be driven out of the market.

YOUR MONEY-Bargain-hunting may lead to fewer health insurance choices | Reuters.

The Perils of Out-of-Pocket Health Costs – WSJ.com

The good news:  once Obamacare kicks in, out of pocket health costs will be capped at about 6 K for individuals and 12 K for families.  The bad news:  you could still end up in bankrupcty if you don’t have that kind of money.  But I believe most hospitals and health care providers can put you on an extended payment plan.

The Perils of Out-of-Pocket Health Costs – WSJ.com.

Anatomy of an Epidemic | Mad In America

This looks like a good read…

Anatomy of an Epidemic | Mad In America.

When Health Deductibles Rise, Men Delay Emergency Care – NYTimes.com

Didn’t I just blog about this? Is the NYTimes copying me? LOL!

When Health Deductibles Rise, Men Delay Emergency Care – NYTimes.com.

Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campus – Salon.com

Interesting… free labor rises up.

Campaign to end unpaid internships heads to campus – Salon.com.

What awaits Americans in first Obamacare open enrollment? Higher deductibles, incentives for staying well, and premium hikes | MedCity News

Higher deductibles and copays — my favorite!  We just got hit with the bills for an ER visit, with ambulance included.  Total was almost $10 K!

What awaits Americans in first Obamacare open enrollment? Higher deductibles, incentives for staying well, and premium hikes | MedCity News.

Low-Socioeconomic-Status Enrollees In High-Deductible Plans Reduced High-Severity Emergency Care

Here’s an idea worth thinking about:  means-based deductibles.  Read on.

Low-Socioeconomic-Status Enrollees In High-Deductible Plans Reduced High-Severity Emergency Care.

Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices

Healthy food, exercise, sleep, water, sunshine, and relaxation:  still the 6 best doctors around.

Powders, Extracts, Oils, and Juices.

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