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Middle-aged drug deals: the search for antibiotics

Over the last few years, as I’ve approached 40, I’ve noticed a lot of “middle-aged drug dealing” in my extended social circle. I started paying attention after an acquaintance posted on Facebook, asking if anyone had any old antibiotics in … Continue reading

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Feds to start rating insurance plans

On March 8, the Obama Administration will publish new rules for health insurance companies in the coming year. The most significant change is that the federal government will start rating health insurance plans based on how many providers are included … Continue reading

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Insurance outside the box: Healthcare sharing ministries are on the rise

I came across a feature story in “The Hill” this morning about an insurance-like phenomenon I’d never heard of before: the “healthcare sharing ministry.” This is specifically being done by religious organizations but on the surface at least, it seems … Continue reading

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Employees pay 130% more for health care than a decade ago

Well there’s a depressing headline. “Marketwatch” published the story late last week, concluding that in 2015, employees of midsize and large companies paid an average of $4,700 for their health insurance. In 2005, the average was only $2,001. The Aon … Continue reading

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Obamacare – the numbers don’t work

We have recently completed the process of choosing health insurance for 2015. I just finished up working with NEMT’s insurance agent – talk about painful. A three-hour meeting, a two-hour meeting and several long and sometimes contentious phone calls . … Continue reading

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