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What You Need to Know About the Senate Healthcare Bill

June 22, 2017

There was a lot of news today about the Senate healthcare bill and the bill got mixed reviews. One goal of the the plan is to lower premiums but some on the right say it is Obamacare light and others on the left say it has no heart – referring to what President Trump said […]

Health Insurers Made $13 Billion on You Last Year. Now You Can Fight Back

June 16, 2017

Health insurers made $13.1 billion dollars in 2016, a staggering 46% increase from 2015. If you stacked this amount in one dollar bills, it would reach 889 miles in the air! What’s more, in Connecticut the rate increases in 2018 could be as high as 34%! In addition, in 2016, another $3 billion was spent by consumers […]

Health Insurance Rates Have Doubled and Might Rise 34% More!

June 15, 2017

Consumers and a state legislator on Wednesday urged Connecticut insurance regulators to reject double-digit rate increases sought by two health insurers. Anthem Health Plans is seeking an average 33.8 percent increase for policies, including those sold under Access Health CT, the state health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. ConnectiCare Benefits Inc. is looking […]

NYC Has Changed a lot in 80 Years, so has Healthcare

June 13, 2017

The video below shows the many changes New York City has gone through in the better part of a century. It’s amazing to see how many things are new. Primarily, you’ll be struck by the modern cars versus the old clunkers which today are certainly classic cars – if you can even find one. Another […]

Where Should Healthcare Accountability Lie?

June 11, 2017

A transformation has taken place in the global economy as marketplaces have emerged to take the place of government or other central regulatory bodies. In other words, in many cases, technology and the power of crowds has enabled society as a whole to receive better service. Perhaps the best example is the rating system on […]

High Deductible Plan and Can’t Afford a Doctor?

May 31, 2017

Are you getting medical insurance through your employer and stuck with an enormously high deductible plan?  Do you feel like you never want to step foot inside a doctors office, just because you’re scared of the costs?  Are you just paying for insurance to avoid being penalized for not having it? No-one wants to be […]

Latest Insurer to pull out of Obamacare to Leave 19,000 Stranded

May 25, 2017

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City is the latest insurer to announce it is withdrawing from Obamacare next year, citing big losses and uncertainty. The move would leave nearly 19,000 residents in Western Missouri without a coverage option unless another carrier steps in.  The company has roughly 67,000 policyholders in the 32 counties […]

Did you Know Health Insurance Premiums Just Doubled?

May 25, 2017

The Department of Health and Human Services tells us the average individual purchaser of health insurance across the United States saw their premiums increase from $232 per month in 2013 to $476 per month in 2017, an increase of over 100% in just a few years.  To put this into perspective, that’s nearly $3,000 per year […]

WSJ: Shop and Pay Cash on Healthcare to Save 89%

May 23, 2017

Free markets are generally by rules of economics, such as: supply and demand and other principles we’re accustomed to, like paying more for quality service. The health insurance companies however have come between patients and their healthcare for so long that patients generally don’t know what the cost is of most of the care they […]

Paying too much for your Health Care? | Learn more

May 22, 2017

Research shows that as consumers are getting savvier about shopping for health care, some are finding a curious trend: More hospitals, imaging centers, outpatient surgery centers and pharmacy chains are giving patients deep discounts if they pay cash and opt out of using their insurance. According to the Wall Street Journal:  Jeanne Pinder, founder of […]