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Health Insurance

Another Piece of Drivel from Alan Blinder

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

It’s been awhile since I have posted something controversial. This one is an opinion piece by Alan Blinder regarding the Supreme Court and the health care law. Whether you are for or against the health care law, Alan Blinder misses the point of the Supreme Court, which is to decide whether or not something is […]

Question of the Day: Health Insurance

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Here’s today’s Question of the Day: How much did your health insurance premiums go up this year over last year? Our premium went up 9.07% over last year. The trend over the last ten years was much higher, as you can see from this graphic: I’m not sure what happened in 2008 to cause premiums […]

Advice on How to Get Your Medical Care Claims Paid

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Longtime AFM reader, Don, volunteered to write a post detailing his experience in dealing with medical bills and insurance companies. It would be worth your time to read this. Thanks to Don for writing this. The financial consequences of a significant medical event. In February of 2004, my wife suffered a thrombophilic stroke, which is […]

I Like Safeway’s Health Plan!

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I read about this Kimberly Strassel column about Safeway’s health plan last week and meant to mention it but forgot. As recently as 2004, Safeway was suffocating under health-care costs growing at 10% a year. Mr. Burd, who had long been intellectually and politically drawn to the health-care issue, decided it was time to hit […]

Health Care Tax B.S.

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

Read this: Smokers, Drinkers to Carry Tax Burden? Democrats want to tax bad behavior by increasing taxes on cigarettes and beer. Okay, this is stupid. What about all the other “bad foods” out there: • Cookies and cakes • Hamburger Helper (come on, you know it’s junk food) • Hot dogs • White bread • […]