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Big-Insurance Whistleblower Tells All, Owns Up

November 17, 2010

Check out this 2009 clip from Bill Moyer’s Journal in which former CIGNA vice president and spin-guru Wendell Potter tells of his “road to Damascus” moment and the blood on his own hands, as well as the health insurance industry’s driving concern – “what they want is to enhance their profits, enhance shareholder value”. Shocker…

Anti-ACA Congressman Wants His Gov’t Health Care Now

November 17, 2010

Physician-turned-congressman, Rep. Andy Harris, surprised by health care realities. From Forbes’ Policy Page: By Rick Ungar Newly elected conservative congressman Dr. Andy Harris, a physician from Maryland who won election by campaigning on an anti-Obamacare platform, isn’t happy that he has to wait 28 days for his government provided health care plan to become effective.…

What The 2010 Mid-Term Elections Mean For Health Care

November 3, 2010

Below is the day’s best post-election analysis on the future of American health care, posted originally at The Incidental Economist. By Steve Pizer and Austin Frakt People are asking us, what does the election outcome mean for health care? In short, not as much as many think. There’s a big difference between campaigning and legislating.…

Despite New Law’s Naysayers, Benefits Projected To Rise

November 2, 2010

NOVEMBER 2, 2010 By JANET ADAMY The number of small businesses offering health insurance to workers is projected to increase sharply this year, recent data show, a shift that researchers attribute to a tax credit in the health law. Many small businesses, however, remain opposed to the law. Some small businesses are benefiting from portions…

Health Care Spin – Yet Again

November 1, 2010

The non-partisan truth seekers at have issued their fourth review and repudiation of the lies and distortions targeting the Affordable Care Act. Sadly, “death panels” and other canards still are being pushed. Summary As the election draws near, some conservative groups are making ever-wilder claims about the new health care law: An elderly man…

Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter Talks Good Sense

October 29, 2010

South Carolina Rep. Gilda Cobb-Hunter dropped some straight talk on the new health care law yesterday (Thursday, Oct. 28) on ETV Radio’s “Your Day.” Click here to stream a refreshing earful from Orangeburg’s outspoken social-worker-turned-legislator.

State Insurance Commissioners Iron Out Technical Details

October 21, 2010

State health officials approve key reform plan By: Sarah Kliff and Jennifer Haberkorn October 21, 2010 09:39 AM EDT ORLANDO – State insurance commissioners on Thursday approved rules shaping how insurance companies will have to account for their medical spending beginning next year, a key piece of the health care overhaul. The National Association of…

It’s All About Us Having Better Choices

October 15, 2010

By Darryl Fears (Washington Post) Friday, October 15, 2010 Steven Lipstein was in New Delhi preparing for a hike in the Himalayas last month when his cellphone rang. A colleague at the Association of American Medical Colleges on the other end of the line told him he’d been selected by the Government Accountability Office to…

Judge OKs States’ Arguments Against Reform

October 15, 2010

Federal judge lets 20 states’ health-care lawsuit move forward By N.C. Aizenman Washington Post Staff Writer Friday, October 15, 2010; 6:00 AM A federal judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought by 20 states challenging the health-care overhaul law can move forward. The decision by Judge Roger Vinson of the U.S. District Court for the…

Federal Judge Upholds Health Care Law

October 8, 2010

By JOSH GERSTEIN | 10/7/10 5:37 PM EDT A federal judge in Michigan has upheld as Constitutional a provision in the health care reform bill requiring uninsured individuals to purchase insurance. U.S. District Court Judge George Steeh ruled Thursday that the so-called individual mandate — a requirement President Barack Obama opposed during the presidential campaign…

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