Healthcare Reform

Eyes Wide Open For Open Enrollment

It happens every year. The ‘big’ open enrollment insurance benefit envelope arrives and you can’t help but feel you should be thinking a little harder about which plan to choose, but aren’t exactly sure what to ‘think’ about.  You aren’t alone.  Every year the family premium has gone up (usually around 9%), and this year,

It’s About Time!

Finally. Yes, finally, the government has acknowledged its limitations and turned to the private sector to help it address escalating Medicare costs. Currently $2.2 trillion is spent on healthcare, and it is estimated that $100 billion is lost in waste and fraud within the Medicare system. Ouch. With considerable help from several very big (small)

Government Downsizing

The complaint is the government hasn’t been downsizing, but here’s one example where they are. They are downsizing the amount of acetaminophen allowed in prescription pain relievers to reduce inadvertent overdose. Limiting Acetaminophen Levels in Prescriptions In January the FDA announced that over the next three years a shift will take place limiting acetaminophen in

Not Suicidal Enough? What?

President Obama’s current administration has estimated that nearly 46 million people in the United States don’t have health insurance. That doesn’t mean they don’t have a right to healthcare. They do.  And if you, or a loved one is without insurance and needs medical assistance then you need to know your options.  Fortunately, there are