Category Archives: health insurance

No, That’s Not True, Mr. President – and Why It Matters

Last week, a New Yorker political piece by Evan Osnos included this: “Other than golf, [Trump] considers exercise misguided, arguing that a person, like a battery, is born with a finite amount of energy.” This is not the first time that … Continue reading

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“Access” Means Nothing If It’s Not Affordable

Warning: This post is about healthcare; it is political; it is personal; I am angry; there may be cursing. Once again, I am compelled to write not about fitness, but about healthcare (because, of course, to anyone who has ever … Continue reading

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The Health of Our Care – The Very Best Ever in the History of the World, Or Not

So, it’s here, the GOP’s replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act. In my last two posts, I wrote a whole lot about pre-existing conditions. The GOP’s plan – potentially called the American Health Care Act, not really called The … Continue reading

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The Health of Our Care – Good Luck

I find myself unable to write my usual end-of-year post. You know, the take good care, be good to yourself, and be active post. I can’t write that at the close of this year because all I can think of … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Skin, Bones, and Blood

This post will not be of interest to my foreign readers, it’s all about American healthcare. And this is a subject that no one from around the world can understand. They can’t figure out how it’s such a problem in … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Yes, this is personal!

First, some good news. Very good news. I have signed up for new health insurance through the New York State Marketplace. It was easy. I had a couple of questions which were quickly and politely answered with phone calls. The … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane”

Martin Luther King, jr. spoke before the 1966 National Convention of the Medical Committee for Human Rights held in Chicago. In that speech he said, “Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Insurance & Screening

According to a recent report from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention), more than 10,000 people in the U.S. die every year because they didn’t get screened for breast or colon cancer. The good news is that more people … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – me, naked but for my slingshot

I received a letter today from Aetna that starts out: Dear Valued Member…. At least I’m a valued member now. When Aetna sent me the letter last month announcing they were raising my premium more than 35%, I was not … Continue reading

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The Health Of Our Care – Promises, Promises

I said in the first post of this series that there aren’t too many simple, good stories of healthcare in America. Who’s the good guy? Who’s the bad guy? Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference. B. (as in B … Continue reading

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