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Archive for October, 2008

October 16

One Student’s Voice in Favor Of Obama

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At Penn State University, at least one student is clearly voting for Barack Obama on November 4. Sean Meloy, of the Daily Collegian Online, feels that Obama is the clear choice for those concerned with equality in the workplace, education, and health insurance. Meloy’s take on the health insurance issue is that students, once they [...]

October 15

Competition Aims to Solve Health Care Crisis

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The X Prize Foundation has announced that it will present 10 million dollars to the person who can come up with a solution for reforming the health care system in America. The same group is responsible for the first privately manned trip to space through a similar contest in 2004. This time, they have teamed [...]

October 13

New Mexico Ranks Lowest in Nation for Insurance Coverage

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A recent study revealed that New Mexico has the worst rates of citizens with insurance coverage. Researchers assigned the task of analyzing the results of the studay have determined that there are too many citizens who have a job, but still cannot afford health coverage. While there are programs in place to help the elderly [...]

October 9

Census Bureau Sheds Light on Insurance Statistics

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The Census Bureau has recently released an unprecidented study of insurance rates across the country by state. Done in an effort to develop prevention strategies and outreach programs for people particularly vulnerable, it was also very enlightening on the differences in insurance trends among the various states. The findings will be used to further develop [...]

October 8

Republican Ticket Could Lead to Massive Growth in Individual Health Care Market

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If the Republicans have their way this November, the health care system as we know it will undergo massive changes. The predominance of employer based coverage will start to dissapear and be replaced by individual policies. Companies such as Norvax which offer quoting comparison software will stand to make a large amount of money. The [...]

October 7

McCain’s Plan to Allow the Individual Insurance Market to Thrive

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While Obama continues to focus his attacks on McCain’s proposal to reform the health insurance system, some remain in defense of his plan. In place of having your employer’s contribution toward your health insurance not be counted as part of your taxable income, McCain is offering a tax credit for citizens to acquire their own [...]

October 6

What To Do For Health Insurance When You’ve Lost Your Job

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Many people find themselves in the frightening position of not only being out of work, but being uninsured. But all is not necessarily lost. Take a look at some tips that might help save the day. One option can be to get on your spouse’s or domestic partner’s policy. Another may be to enroll with [...]

October 3

Health Insurance Industry, A Place For Entrepreneurs?

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While America is undeniably one of the most advanced civilizations in the world when it comes to state of the art technology and medical research. Unfortunately, it is also terribly confusing, overly expensive, and bogged down in politics and red tape. Some feel, however, that we are on the brink of a healthcare revolution thanks [...]

October 2

Two Sides of the Healthcare Coin

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Voters may have a clearer view of where the two Presidential Candidates stand on the issue of healthcare thanks to a new report issued recently by The Commonwealth Fund. The report, titled “The 2008 Presidential Candidates’ Health Reform Proposals: Choices for America” examines each candidate’s plan for the future of healthcare in the country and [...]

October 1

Schwarzenegger’s Veto Sparks Debate

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Governor Schwarzenegger recently vetoed a bill which was aimed at cracking down on insurance companies that cancel the policies of their insured without proper justification. While Schwarzenegger agreed with the ideas behind the bill, he felt that it was not thorough enough and was missing several provisions which he found essential to the positive effect [...]