Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Paying More, Getting Less | Dollars & Sense

Paying More, Getting Less Dollars & Sense: "By now the high overall cost of health care in the United States is broadly recognized. And many Americans are acutely aware of how much they pay for their own care. Those without health insurance face sky-high doctor and hospital bills and ever more aggressive collection tactics—when they receive care at all. Those who are fortunate enough to have insurance experience steep annual premium hikes along with rising deductibles and co-pays, and, all too often, a well-founded fear of losing their coverage should they lose a job or have a serious illness in the family."
This is a great article on the REAL cost of health care. Families are paying about $22,000 per year.

House Clears Medicare Package -

House Clears Medicare Package -
Seems like more effort to funnel money to the insurance companies. No one knows if any of this is doing any good but they want to keep it up anyway. Getting money to insurance companies takes priority over cost effectiveness and quality. Too Bad!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Health Care for Minnesota.Org

Health Care for Minnesota.Org
A new health care site. Not sure who all is behind it. Got it from this message from a Minneapolis State Rep.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Paul Thissen
To: Paul Thissen
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 2:29:12 PM
Subject: Update from Rep. Thissen

Families USA released today another important report on the state of health care and health coverage in Minnesota. You can find the report, Failing Grades: State Consumer Protections in the Individual Health Insurance Market, at

Among other items, the report documents that Minnesota is in the bottom half of states in denying coverage for preexisting health conditions. The report also criticizes Minnesota rules that allow insurance companies to revoke coverage after an individual contracts a serious illness.

The report will also be posted at, a new website focused on health care reform in Minnesota.