A colleague’s knee pain is flaring up, a limping remnant of arthroscopic surgery eight years ago. This valued, productive employee is good at his physically demanding job, and grateful for it, but uncertain that his body will cooperate. Without adequate treatment, his chances dim dramatically. Insurance companies like to receive premiums but loathe paying benefits … Continue reading What group costs the least and contributes the most?
The raging debate over health care sounds like countless others. If you are too young to remember the teeth gnashing over the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, it was quite a show. People were positive that businesses would close. We couldn’t afford it and it certainly would not work. Now, getting on a … Continue reading Health Care Reform – the familiar sound of gnashing teeth
If those who oppose health insurance reform could step back, they might realize that they are just as vulnerable as those for whom coverage is denied.
I feel like I’ve been taken hostage by the new terrorists: the banking industry and health insurers. Normal, hard working people are being terrorized out of their wits, their homes and their health. Lowering credit limits and raising interests rates to 25 or 30 percent is common now. Health insurers routinely rescind coverage just when … Continue reading Domestic Terrorism: Banking and Health Insurance