Category Archives: Healthcare Reform

Medicare to Cover Preventative Care

A nice surprise buried somewhere  in the Health Care Reform Bill is that starting next year Medicare patients will be able to get annual preventative care exams that are paid for by their health insurance. It may come as a surprise to those of you with commercial insurance who think of  coverage of an annual… Continue Reading

Health Insurers – Too big for the common good?

Are health insurance companines too consolidated, creating a monopoly and lack of competition in many states?   Will health insurers get “too big to fail” also?  Like banks in the past, health insurance in most states is controlled by a very few insurers.  In this MedPage Today article the AMA stance on this issue is discussed. By John… Continue Reading

Senate Healthcare Plan

When we elected President Obama it was pretty clear we were going to have some sort of healthcare changes.  What makes me smile is that if the final plan was put beside the initial recommendations Senator McCain and Senator Obama as they presented their ideas in the campaign, it looks to me like the final… Continue Reading