Advocates Say Mental Health ‘Parity’ Law Is Not Fulfilling Its Promise

From time to time, I share articles that I believe warrant additional attention.  This is one of them. by Jenny Gold, Kaiser Health News When Michael Kamins opened the letter from his insurer, he was enraged. His 20-year old son recently had been hospitalized twice with bipolar disorder and rescued from the brink of suicide, he […]

Corporations Shifting Retirees to Health Exchanges – Is that bad?

Recent news about several large corporations, including GE, IBM, and Time Warner — shifting retiree health benefits into new private health insurance exchanges has many wondering about the future of their own benefits. The companies say they just can’t afford to keep the status quo in the face of rising premiums and a projected wave […]

Choosing a Provider, Ethics, and Playing Darts Blindfolded

Many of the estimated 27-30 million more people who will gain health insurance coverage in January under the Affordable Care Act will go through a process similar to what I am now experiencing. For several reasons, I must enroll in a new health insurance plan. Selecting a plan was pretty straightforward, thanks to one provision of the […]