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Archive for May, 2009

What One Health Insurance Company is Doing to Help

Posted on May 18th, 2009 by admin
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In these days of health insurance reform, the finger of blame for the problems of our health care system is often being pointed at the health insurance carriers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida would like to turn away this blame by showing the ways in which the company is helping the citizens of [...]

New Middle Ground Options for Health Insurance

Posted on May 15th, 2009 by admin
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A new law is being put in place which will enable health insurance carriers to negotiate with the State Insurance Commissioner’s Office to develop new plans. These plans would provide an affordable option to people who do not qualify for Medicaid, but are unable to afford coverage on their own. In working with the Commissioner’s [...]

Can Efficiency Lower the Cost of Health Insurance?

Posted on May 13th, 2009 by admin
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Half a dozen health care trade groups are meeting at the White House today to make a proposal which would possibly trim the cost of health care by 1.5% each year by using new efficiencies. This would save a projected $2 trillion over the next decade and would have a significant impact on the federal [...]

With or Without Health Insurance, Personalized Health Care Survives Recession

Posted on May 11th, 2009 by admin
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In spite of the deepening recession, a relatively new sector of health care continues to thrive. What was begun in Seattle in the mid nineties has spread to create its most popular area in South Florida. The practice of personalized health care, which amounts to a concierge service for health, continues to be profitable in [...]

Economist’s View on Health Insurance Reform

Posted on May 8th, 2009 by admin
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Conservative health economist Joseph Antos of the American Enterprise Public Institute for Public Policy Research shares his take on the future of health insurance in our country. Focusing on comparisons between America and other countries which enjoy a functional health care system, looking at the pressing issues relating to reform in our country, and making [...]

Health Insurance Provider Avoids Prosecution

Posted on May 6th, 2009 by admin
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Tampa, FL based WellCare will avoid prosecution by paying $80 million in restitution for its charge of Medicaid fraud. WellCare is Florida’s largest Medicaid managed care provider and was recently accused of being involved in a plot to defraud Medicaid and the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation out of approximately $40 million. While attorneys are confident [...]

Florida Grants Easier Access To Children’s Health Insurance

Posted on May 4th, 2009 by admin
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Florida children scored a victory last week as legislation to ease the process of signing up for the Florida KidCare program made it past the first hurdles and to Governor Charlie Crist’s desk, for an almost certain approval. The bill would effictively remove administrative barriers which have historically kept many needy families from successfully enrolling [...]

Florida Bill Would Threaten Cost of Health Insurance

Posted on May 1st, 2009 by admin
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A dangerous bill is in the works in Florida, a bill which many feel should be vetoed if it can even make it to Governor Charlie Crist’s desk. The bill would change the rates (Life Insurance Blog) at which providers are reimbursed by health insurance companies for their services, and would basically destroy the PPO network which has [...]