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Vermont Health Insurance Co-Op Fights Denial of License

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Where do you get your health insurance? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

Does Obamacare Go Far Enough?

A significant chunk of Americans think “No”:

CNN’s latest health care poll, released Monday, has been in the political crossfire all week. Conservatives are using it as proof the policy is unpopular while liberals say it is an example for more aggressive policy on national health care.

As mentioned at the time, the national . . . → Read More: Does Obamacare Go Far Enough?

Tip: Use Your FSA Before You’re Laid Off (or Quit!)

Here’s a little tip about your flexible spending account (FSA) that most employers don’t want you to know about. (I know none of mind ever did!)

If you sign up to contribute money to an FSA account for the year, your full FSA funds must be available to you even if you haven’t contributed your . . . → Read More: Tip: Use Your FSA Before You’re Laid Off (or Quit!)

Would We Just Be Better Off Without Health Insurance?

One Portland, Maine doctor seems to think so. And has the experience to prove it:

Dr. Michael Ciampi announced on April 1st that he would no longer be accepting insurance in any form as payment for his services.

But this was no April Fool’s joke: Dr. Ciampi says he decided to cut out the middleman . . . → Read More: Would We Just Be Better Off Without Health Insurance?

Medicare Scams: Could Your Parents Be Victims?

Have your parents been receiving suspicious calls about their Medicare? Tell us about it in our discussion forum!

Summer’s Almost Here! Have You Started Using Your FSA?

Just a friendly reminder if you’re one of the millions of Americans who uses a flexible spending account (FSA) to help pay for your annual healthcare expenses. We’re already past Memorial Day, so if you haven’t been using your FSA to help pay for your healthcare expenses so far this year, now is the time . . . → Read More: Summer’s Almost Here! Have You Started Using Your FSA?

Health Insurance: Can You Shrink a High Deductible?

High-deductible health insurance may be the new normal, but is there a way shrink those sky high deductibles, even a little bit. Maybe so:

There is no free lunch. As more people buy high-deductible health plans, they’re discovering that while premiums for such plans are more affordable, the trade-off can be high out-of-pocket costs before . . . → Read More: Health Insurance: Can You Shrink a High Deductible?

It’s Memorial Day!

We’ll be back tomorrow!

Hospital Bill Nightmare Sunday

Time Magazine followed up Steven Brill’s now infamous cover story on medical billing by asking readers to share their own stories, and they’re worth a read:

Alexandria Brooks, 46, of Hernando, Florida, was recently charged $999,932 for a month-and-a-half hospital stay for double pneumonia, which later developed into acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). She wanted . . . → Read More: Hospital Bill Nightmare Sunday

Reminder: Remote Area Medical to Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd

A head’s up to the our friends in the Southern States. The Remote Area Medical (RAM) mobile clinic will be visiting Cleveland High School in Cleveland, Tennessee on June 1st and 2nd, providing free medical, dental and vision care to the uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and anyone else who cannot pay for care, both adults and . . . → Read More: Reminder: Remote Area Medical to Bring Free Medical, Dental, Vision Care to Tennessee June 1st, 2nd