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1/27/10

Most people think of pregnancy as a joyful occasion. Insurance companies think of it as a risk too high to bear.

Mrs. C of Lexington, KY, wrote to tell us about her daughter’s inability to get health insurance because she is pregnant.

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FOUL PLAY

1/27/10

Insurance companies siphoning health care dollars away to feed corporate parent company profits.

Read the Insurance Company Abuse Book!

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FIXING THE GAME

1/27/10

An insurance company executive explains why insurance companies in the individual insurance market charge women more than men.

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INSURE-RANTS

INSURE-RANTS

Got a problem with a health insurance company? Want to rant about it? Do it here!

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  • The Fight For Health Care Reform Must Continue


    As President Obama speaks to Congress and the nation this week in his State of the Union address, I hope he will make clear three important points about health care reform:
    1. When it comes to the need to make good health care affordable, nothing is different today than it was yesterday.
    2. It is imperative that we put a down payment on the promise of health care reform today by passing a health reform bill.
    3. Passing a health reform bill now is just the beginning of health care reform, not the end.


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    by Monica Sanchez - 01.25.10 | Comment (0)

  • Hurt or Heal? The Importance of Weighing the Evidence in Medical Care and Coverage


    The unpopular truth is that most medical interventions have both positive and negative effects. That is the reality that has led to the new mammography screening recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. And, politics aside, isn't having a team of medical experts reviewing the data and making evidence-based recommendations that doctors can use when giving us, their patients, advice exactly what we want?


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    by Monica Sanchez - 12.08.09 | Comment (0)

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Fifty-eight percent of primary care doctors in the U.S. report their patients often have difficulty paying for medications and care, and half of U.S. doctors spend substantial time dealing with restrictions insurance companies place on their patientsí care, according to the 2009 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey.


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