Friday, March 9, 2007

I know this is an exaggeration of how companies can wreck havoc on their employees life through their Health insurance, but this is too funny to pass up.

Red Tape

Family caught in maze over Medicare plan Chicago Tribune

This piece by Chicago Tribune Columnist, Jon Yates, demonstrates the experience of millions of seniors registering for different Medicaid plans. These programs developed to help America's seniors only continues to be a point of frustration and worry for many who try to use these programs.

At least this son, who was handling his mother's prescription drug plan, was able to receive support from Blue Cross Blue Shield. Many patients on Medicare have a difficult time getting answers about their health care but must continue to work with the system because it is all they have.

I hope that while our politician's fight over plans to take care of America's citizens, that they have thought of ways to reduce the bureaucratic red tape.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

A Face to Match the Cause

Without Health Benefits, a Good Life Turns Fragile - New York Times

The New York Times recently did an important piece, putting a face to the issue of uninsured Americans. Ms. Readling is part of a growing group of uninsured Americans, the self-employed. Why is a middle class business woman without insurance? She began to shop around for new insurance in early 2005, she was then diagnosed with Cancer. Ms. Readling discovered that her Cancer increased her health insurance premiums to amounts she could not afford. Currently, uninsured, she rations her cancer medication to four times a week, when the medication should be taken daily, because it costs her $ 300 to get her prescription filled. Worst of all she avoids treatments that could save her life because she can't afford to pay for them.

The President's Plan for Health Care

Two woman on CNBC debate the president's Health Care plan. His approach is free market health care. It would allow people to have money toward choosing their own health care. However, employers feel this would jeopardize their efforts to supply health care to their employees.

Monday, March 5, 2007

This is a promotional video for California One-Care. It explains how this system will help the state's citizens pay for health care.