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Archive for December, 2008

December 31

Government to Control Your Health Care?

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Obama made many promises in his recent campaign to become president. One of the most critical was the promise to reform the decidedly broken health care system. While during the campaign he declared that people happy with their coverage would be able to keep it with only lowered premiums, that may not remain the case. [...]

December 29

Choice is the Key to Savings

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Alain Enthoven wrote in the New York Times recently about the fundamentals of the health care system. He presented a number of insights which may prove true regarding the necessity of changing the way our health care system is run to decrease costs. Enthoven points to a lack in choice as the leading problem, as [...]

December 22

All I Want For Christmas…

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On many people’s wishlists this year are an end to the economic crisis and improved health care. Many people feel that the cause of the current state of the economy is largely due to the health care system in this country. Before the crash of the mortgage industry, the number one reason for personal bankruptcy [...]

December 19

The Perfect Storm For Health Care Reform

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In an unprecendented way, the nation seems to be coming together toward the common goal of delivering health insurance reform. While there are the standard oppositions among industry leaders, a suprising number of congressman and lobbyists are banding together to not let the reform movement die. In this time of great economic hardship, people feel [...]

December 17

Reform Movement to Face a Battle

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The Obama led reform movement of the health insurance industry may be facing some serious opposition in the form of industry leaders and employees, as well as those who are currently satisified customers. Supporters of the reform movement plan to hold parties to discuss their plans for the coming year, and they may facing unexpected [...]

December 15

Filling the Void

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Quick care clinics, such as those found in retail facilities such as Publix and Walgreens, seem to be filling a void between primary care physicians and emergency rooms. For people with an illness not severe enough for an ER, but too severe to wait days to be seen by a PCP, these clinics are just [...]

December 12

Health Insurance Integral to Economic Recovery

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Obama championed health care reform as one of his most important issues in his recent campaign. However, he is not the first politician to make large promises, as many have done so before, and failed to deliver. However, Obama feels that health insurance reform is not a seperate issue from the economic crisis, but integral to [...]

December 10

Obama Health Insurance Plan

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As Obama takes charge this coming January and champions major reform in the health care industry, many are reminded of similar promises made by the Clinton administration in 1993. Experts point out that while reform could have been possible at that time, opponents of change succeeded in creating fear and confusion, and the reform movement [...]

December 8

Should a Health Insurance Provider pay more?

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Denver, Colorado – legislatures are looking at major reform in the realm of health care. Among the ideas for improving the situation is to pay primary care doctors more. Considering that they come out of medical school with as much as $200,000 in debt and they provide a much less expensive alternative to emergency room [...]

December 5

An Outline of Obama’s Health Insurance Plan

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Obama championed major reform during his campaign and has some very ambitious ideas about how to impart these changes. An outline of his proposed reforms include assisting people with aqcuiring coverage via the private insurance industry with stricter standards and guidelines to control insurance companies. He would require employers to either offer insurance to employees, [...]