States Question Interaction with Federal Government on Insurance Exchanges

TweetIn a new wrinkle that may further hamper federal efforts to achieve cheap health insurance for all U.S. citizens, the National Governors Association, in a letter to U.S. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, claims that the insurance exchanges mandated by the … Continue reading

Insurers See Profits Selling Medicare Policies to Aging Baby Boomers

TweetWhile most of us don’t spend our time reading about insurance industry news — since we’re mainly concerned with the question “where the heck do we get the cheapest rates” — you may have missed what Cigna Corp. has been … Continue reading

Unemployment in U.S. Deepens Health Insurance Crisis

TweetOn Tuesday, September 13, the Census Bureau released some shocking figures reflecting the current standard of living in the United States. Approximately 46.2 million people in this country are poor, and 49.9 million have no heath insurance coverage whatsoever. The … Continue reading

Cheap Health Insurance May Disappear As Companies Consider Dropping Benefits

TweetThe results of an insurance industry survey conducted by the consulting firm Tower Watson has revealed disturbing changes in the wind for 2014 when federal insurance exchanges will begin to operate under the Affordable Care Act. One in ten of … Continue reading

Profit Motives and Politics Hamper Health Care Reform and Low Insurance Rates

TweetIf most Americans were honest, they would admit they know very little about the on-going battle for health care reform in the United States. They do, however, share common concerns. Will the changes make health insurance cost more, or will … Continue reading

Medicare to Run Out of Funds by 2024, Government Says

TweetIt’s no secret that the shaky economy is having an adverse effect on both Social Security and Medicare the health insurance system for senior citizens, literally draining both programs’ funding sources much more quickly than had ever been anticipated. In … Continue reading

HHS Re-Rates Popular Private Insurance Plans Available Through Medicare

TweetEvery day for the next decade and more at least one Baby Boomer will turn 65. That means their children and grandchildren will slowly learn about the challenging role of helping Mom and Dad in some level of caregiving. Managing … Continue reading

Health Care, A Year Later

TweetWell, it’s been one year since the health care reform law passed. Probably the best thing to come out of it so far is that insurance companies can’t drop sick kids for pre-existing conditions. (The amount of bad karma the … Continue reading