Obamacare Lives! I’m happy but I’m sad.

I was very happy about the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act. Then I talked to a woman who has no health insurance and was recently diagnosed with cancer. Dixie is 63 years old. She quit working last year and is living on $1,400 [...]

Obamacare is upheld by the Supreme Court

Some of the things I’ve been reading this morning about the Supreme Court decision that allows the Affordable Care Act to stand: From the New York Times: “It was such a great sigh of relief,” said Norman Garland, a retiree in Lincoln, [...]

Health Insurance: A Broken System

In a recent post, I mentioned Dr. David Belk, who has a website about the true cost of healthcare and how insurance – and “the system” –  make people pay more than is necessary. Dr. Belk’s website has gotten a [...]

The War Against Obamacare

Yesterday I asked “Why are Americans against Obamacare?”, and today I learned another reason. Health insurance companies, which said they were for the Affordable Care Act, were actually (and secretly) giving money to groups that [...]

Why are Americans against Obamacare?

I have complained for two years that Democrats and the Obama Administration barely bothered to promote the Affordable Care Act once it was passed.  I suppose that was because in 2010, with the Tea Party rising, they thought it was probably [...]

Health Care ruling will be announced on Thursday

The Supreme Court will meet again on Thursday, so that is when they will announce their decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. If you want to be the first to know how the Supreme Court rules on this case, you can go to [...]

Participate in a poll on SCOTUS Obamacare ruling

Is everyone waiting on the edge of their seat waiting to hear the Supreme Court’s decision(s) on Obamacare? My ultra-conservative sister sends me emails from time to time to torment me. On Friday she sent me a link to a story on Howard [...]

Obamacare saves Arizona consumers $27.9 million

While we await the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, provisions of the law already in place are showing positive effects for insurance consumers. The Department of Health and Human Services provided this press release on June [...]

Obamacare: Does your child have a right to health insurance?

If your child has a health condition like diabetes, severe asthma, or autism, you’d better be working for a large employer.  Until Obamacare, if you worked for yourself or a small business, your child could be denied health insurance.  [...]

Obamacare: Will it help people like you?

Here is a story of a hardworking family that has been hurt by the crazy, confusing, and discriminatory heath insurance system we have today. “I’m glad that future moms won’t have to go through what I did.” -Jenifer W. [...]

Medicare Part D: Are you being ripped off?

“Imagine what it would be like if a grocery store never displayed the price of anything. And the price you’re charged might be totally different from the price the next customer is charged for the same product. In fact, suppose you [...]

Lipitor generic: $17 at Costco. $90 with Part D.

I saw a client last week, and she mentioned she takes Lipitor and it is expensive. I told her Lipitor has gone generic and it should be cheaper now. The generic name for Lipitor is Atorvastatin. I called Costco and asked for the retail price [...]

Have health insurance or Medicare? Are you paying too much?

A Long Beach hospital charged a patient $6,707 for a CT scan of her abdomen and pelvis after colon surgery. Because she had health insurance, her actual cost was $2,336. If she hadn’t used her insurance, her bill would have been just $1,054, [...]

If Obamacare is canceled: Chaos for Medicare?

If the Supreme Court rules the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, and the entire 2700 pages of rules, regulations, policies and programs must be stopped……..what happens then? I was reading an insurance industry newsletter today [...]