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ObamaCare’s Oligopoly Wave

Bigger insurance, bigger medicine, and a health consolidation frenzy

The five largest commercial health insurers in the U.S. have contracted merger fever, or maybe typhoid.  345 more words


Report on Cost Variation Spotlights Knee, Hip Arthroplasty

The Health of America, a new report from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), found that the amounts charged by hospitals for hip- and knee-replacement surgeries in 64 US geographic markets vary wildly within and between markets. 162 more words

Surgeon Edition

10 things the Affordable Care Act Does...

•Creates the Health Insurance Marketplace, a new way for individuals, families, and small businesses to get health coverage
•Requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing health conditions… 63 more words

Public anger over health care misdirected

Public anger over health care misdirected

By Ray Hanania

Friday January 3, 2014, Southwest News Herald Newspaper

I remember when I was young, someone tried to sell me a health care policy and I shrugged my shoulders… 638 more words

Ray Hanania

ObamaCare in California

By JEFF SHER | CounterPunch | January 9, 2014

The morning of January 6th I received maybe my fourth warning email, all in the last week or so, from Covered California, the state agency that administers the exchange where individuals can now buy health plans under the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare.

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I am the most procrastinated person I know. I don’t think I’m lazy but I sure act like it. I also have ADHD (hence the Adderall photo) so unless it’s shiny and sparkles or moves like a squirrel… it’s not going to get my attention. 112 more words

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Affordable Care Act Update in the Kingdom of Illinois

It’s December 19th, do you know where your healthcare is?  I’m sure you all think this is all I talk about, but it’s almost over.  December 23rd is the LAST day of enrollment to be covered for January 1st.   552 more words

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