Posts Tagged ‘Health Insurance’


That’s What Elections Are For

February 25, 2010

Fox News is reporting that President Obama ended the health care summit by threatening to pass a health care reform bill without Republican support.  BHO said, “If we’re unable to resolve differences over health care, we will need to move ahead on decisions,” alluding to using reconciliation, a controversial maneuver that prevents a GOP filibuster by requiring only 51 votes.  How much did that summit cost tax payers?

But what’s more interesting was his follow up comment.  Obama added that if voters are unhappy with the results, then “that’s what elections are for.”

Did the President just dare the American public to vote him and other supporters of the health care bill out of office?  Neither the Congress or the President has an approval rating anywhere near 50%.  Be careful what you ask for…you just might get it.


Your Medical Records – Online?

September 25, 2009

One of the big points inside the healthcare debate is how to cut costs from the system. Streamlining information has proven to cut cost, but what about privacy? reports that one man wants to remove legislative obstacles that would open access to patient medical records. Some say that this would allow patients to share their experiences with others who have similar conditions. It would also give doctors more data about the impact of treatments. Others say the data is private and should remain that way.

What’s your opinion?


ACORN to Launch Independent Review

September 16, 2009

Fox News reports that ACORN will name an independent auditor and investigator to conduct a thorough review of it’s operations.  ACORN CEO, Bertha Lewis said in a statement that “we have all been deeply disturbed by what we’ve seen in some of these videos…I must say, on behalf of ACORN’s Board and our Advisory Council, that we will go to whatever lengths necessary to reestablish the public trust.”

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Political Cartoon from New Contributor

September 16, 2009

obama-careThanks to John Pritchett for submitting this great political cartoon.  Check out more of his stuff at!

 Keep them coming!


An Editorial – How to Reduce Costs of Health Insurance In America

September 9, 2009

There are four big problems with Health Insurance in America. There are probably more but these are the key ones as I see it.  Addressing these will lower costs.

• Individual state regulations which vary across the country
• Figuring out insurance rates for each company or each individual is done on a case by case basis
• Pre existing condition exclusions
• 12% cost of administration (in 1990 it was 24%)

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