Higher Premiums for Unhealthy Lifestyles – Fair?

Should people with bad health habits pay more for insurance? A new report by ehealth.com, the nation’s largest private online health insurance exchange, says that many already do. Their just-released Smoking Status and Body Mass Index Relative to Individual Health Insurance Premiums found that obese people are charged average of 22 percent more in health premiums, and […]

Obama 2.0 – What’s next for healthcare?

It’s always exhilarating watching a Presidential inauguration. The pomp and pageantry celebrates more than 200 years of orderly transition of government. Under the mantle of our 44th President, the next four years hold some exciting changes for health care. Here’s a brief look at what 2013 will bring. 2013 is primarily a transition year. By […]

Obama 2.0 – What’s next for healthcare?

It’s always exhilarating watching a Presidential inauguration. The pomp and pageantry celebrates more than 200 years of orderly transition of government. Under the mantle of our 44th President, the next four years hold some exciting changes for health care. Here’s … Continue reading

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]

Patient Privacy vs. Public Health Interest

Should you be fired for refusing a flu shot? That’s apparently the fate of some health care workers, according to recent news reports. It is a front page story in this week’s issue of Modern Healthcare. Health workers are also patients; the Patient’s Bill of Rights says they may accept or refuse any proposed treatment […]