Category Archive: Health Insurance

Jul 29 2009

Healthcare Reform: Which Comes First – Lives or Money?

money or people

As Congress continues to struggle with healthcare reform, I suggest that there is one way to look at it that might make the arguments simpler than they currently are. I see only two points of view. No matter who you are or what your interest in reform is, you fall into one of these categories: …

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Jul 09 2009

Healthcare Reform “Senior Death Warrants” Email Should Be Put to Death Itself

fear

As predicted, the fearmongering, half truths and out-and-out lies about healthcare reform have begun in earnest.  I received an email from a dear and respected friend yesterday and was appalled at the dis-information it contained. So I’ve decided to share the email with you and show you where it is wrong and why you need …

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Apr 03 2009

We’re Looking for You!

businessman pointing

Paying for healthcare is getting more and more difficult, whether it’s affording insurance premiums, paying for expensive drug prescriptions or managing without coverage at all.  And there’s no sign that it will get any easier anytime soon, as we all know too well. I’ve been contacted by a TV news network to help recruit two …

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Feb 12 2009

Snooping – Medical Records Access Made Easy

I exchange thoughts with healthcare IT people on a daily basis over at Twitter.  So many of them seem perplexed at why we patients look at putting our medical records on the internet with trepidation. Then along comes this video from Elizabeth Cohen at CNN.  In a matter of minutes, she was able to pull …

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Jan 22 2009

Electronic Medical Records and Privacy – Oil and Water

records

I’ve written many times before about electronic medical records, personal health records and privacy.  They can’t effectively be used in the same sentence unless you bring up oil and water, too.  They just don’t mix. An incident right here in my office spawned this post.  Twice in the past week, a stranger’s medical records have …

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