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This Health Insurance Trap Could Cost You Plenty

Health Insurance Alert: Out-of-Network Rip-Offs [ez_date] Much has been made in the health insurance debate surrounding Obamacare of the growing reliance by health insurers on “narrow networks” of doctors and hospitals willing to accept their discounted payments as a means of keeping healthcare costs under control. This trend preceded Obamacare, but has accelerated as insurers […]

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Obamacare’s Unspoken Risks

Obamacare’s Better Access is a Double-Edged Sword Now that the initial deadline for health insurance enrollment under Obamacare’s mandated coverage requirement has passed, maybe we can all take a breath to consider what achieving its initial 7 million enrollment figure really represents. Its opponents have a lot riding on derailing Obamcare, one way or another […]

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Obamacare’s “Bronze” Dead-End: Hidden Prices

Obamacare Bronze Plans Ask Consumers to Shop for Prices They Can’t Find One of the biggest obstacles to Obamacare’s success as healthcare reform isn’t a faulty website or the cancellation of junk health plans, but lack of consumer access to hospital prices. Without it, price competition among hospitals will remain an elusive goal. And without […]

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The Problem With Medicare Isn’t Medicare – Part 2

The Ryan/AMA Medicare Plan Would Accelerate Healthcare Spending It’s not that Medicare is less efficient than private insurers – as the Ryan/AMA plan for Medicare vouchers assumes; quite the opposite, in fact. Which means that dumping future Medicare enrollees into a fragmented and inherently less efficient private insurance system would only compound the problem of unaffordable healthcare […]

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Ten Reasons Why Your Health Insurance and Healthcare Cost Too Much

Reassessing Your Health Insurance and Healthcare Needs [ez_date] Healthcare in America, including health insurance, costs up to twice as much as other developed countries. Here’s why… We use twice as much medical care as we need – largely due to deceptive medical “bill-padding”; Our healthcare system is fragmented and poorly coordinated, earning a shoddy 51% […]

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Your Healthcare Needs Rethinking

Putting Your Healthcare in Perspective [ez_date] The financial reality in 21st century America is you’ll be self-insuring much of your future healthcare costs. So you’ll need to rethink your healthcare needs – and how you’ll pay for them. One way to make better use of our inefficient and dangerous healthcare system is to gain a […]

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Health Insurance or Self-Insurance?

TRIPLING Your Healthcare Costs? Health insurance premiums are consuming a growing share of Americans’ income. This promises to grow even faster as millions of baby boomers become “senior boomers” and use far more medical services. Over 30 million newly-insured Americans under health reform will cause further spikes in medical spending. This will prove especially true […]

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Health Insurance in America

Time to Call a Spade [kc_heading_pac_18_background_1 size=”50″ color=”#ffffff” ]a Spade[/kc_heading_pac_18_background_1] [ez_date] Health insurance in America won’t get any cheaper due to healthcare reform, or Obamacare as it’s come to be known. Premiums may increase even faster, as they did initially in Massachusetts – the only state with a prototype for healthcare reform. Yet many American […]

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America’s Medicare Spending Spree

This post about Medicare and the medical greed behind its unsustainable costs – the most retweeted of the MedSmarts blog – was first published on August 1, 2012 but was deleted when the site was hacked in late August. While the election negates the concern about voucherizing Medicare from the Oval Office, the AMA’s recent […]

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healthcare consumers are drowning in America's sea of medical misspending

Affordable Health Insurance: An American Oxymoron

More Red Tape & More Self-Insurance Healthcare reform in America was enacted as the “Affordable Care Act”, but who’s kidding who? There’s nothing affordable about American healthcare – and it’s about to get much worse. That’s because our aging baby boomers are about to become senior boomers. And that’s likely to accelerate medical spending that’s […]

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