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 […]

Mark your calendar – 2014 ACA dates to know

Whether you signed up for a new insurance plan through one of the state exchanges, endured the glitches on the federal web site, or simply plan to keep the health insurance you already have, everyone will be affected by at least some Affordable Care Act provisions. Here are some key issues to be aware of […]

Interest in Obamacare increasing

A new poll from Reuters shows that Americans have a more favorable opinion of the Affordable Care Act, aka “Obamacare,” than they did just a month ago. This shift comes inspite of the technical glitches that have plagued the healthcare.gov site since its October 1 launch. Among some 12,000 individuals polled online in October, 1,100 […]

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 […]