Prescription for Change A new direction for healthcare...

Companies sitting on surplus dollars while rates go up

Some of the biggest health plans have been accumulating huge surpluses even as they ask consumers to pay higher and higher rates. What gives?

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Putting an End to Pre-Existing Conditions

Do you have pre-existing medical conditions that caused you to be denied for insurance coverage? Have you been uninsured for at least six months? If so then we have some potentially good news for you today.

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Coming Soon to a Small Business Near You

After spending decades struggling under a health care system that favors large employers, health reform will finally level the playing ground for small business owners and the self-employed so they can better attract quality workers and afford coverage for themselves and their employees.

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Your Two-Cents

I wish I could say that health care reform passed and we can just pick up and move on to the next issue, but it’s just not that simple. Although you’re not hearing about health reform on the evening news and the front page of your local paper much anymore, things haven’t slowed down a bit. So keep those sleeves rolled up and read on to learn how you can still be involved.

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Retired with health insurance benefits? Read this.

The White House announced today that it’s moving up the start date to June 1st for the new retiree reinsurance program in the health reform bill. The program is designed specifically for Americans in early retirement – those between the ages of 55 and 64 who are eligible to maintain health insurance through their former employer but are not quite old enough for Medicare, which kicks in at age 65.

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Ten things you didn’t know about health care reform

There’s more than meets the evening news soundbyte in the health care reform law. Here are ten things you might not know are in the law, but are certain to have an impact on consumers.

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Really, Viagra for sex-offenders?

Senate opponents are pulling out silly tricks and amendments this week to delay vote on health reform benefits that Americans need

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Refuting the anti-reform myths

Heard health reform will destroy Medicare or bust our budget? Think we should ‘slow down?’ Get the facts about these and other myths that the opposition is using to scare Americans away from real change.

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How insurance rate increases really work–and why they are so high!

Insurers blame their shockingly high premium increases on rising medical costs, but they aren’t telling us the whole story. Insurance companies engage in some ruthless practices that “justify” rate increases far larger than medical inflation.

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Health insurance didn’t start out this way

Health insurance hasn’t proven to be the best market for head to head competition. Rather than improving price and service, companies began to increase profits by picking the healthy and shedding the sick.

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