A brown belt for Big Guy – not that it’s important
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It was testing week in karate and, as usual, Big Guy was under the gun. Not as much as he used to be, when he didn’t have a clue and had to frantically cram, but …

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Note to insurance companies: Not all meds are created equal
Wednesday, 12 Jan, 2011 – 18:00 | Comments Off

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before – and if you have a chronic medical condition, you probably have.
One drug works so-so, or not at all to control your symptoms. This is the one …

Raise Tricare co-pays? Give us something to pay for first
Sunday, 21 Nov, 2010 – 20:03 | One Comment
Raise Tricare co-pays? Give us something to pay for first

Everyone loves to look at the military’s health insurance with envy. It’s free! They don’t pay an arm and a leg like civilians do!
And when the budget recommendations come, implementing Tricare premiums, deductibles or co-pays …

Let’s keep hating on health care through November
Tuesday, 23 Mar, 2010 – 16:47 | Comments Off
Let’s keep hating on health care through November

A couple of salient points in the hoo-ha coming today from those who lost the health care fight:
Not all Americans hate the new law. More people think it will help than think it will hurt. …

The case of the obese baby and the insurance company
Monday, 12 Oct, 2009 – 22:41 | Comments Off
The case of the obese baby and the insurance company

Have you come down from the ceiling yet over the story about the nine states where  insurance company can refuse to provide health coverage for domestic violence victims because the abuse is a “pre-existing …

Here’s a big surprise: Health insurance costs could continue to rise
Wednesday, 16 Sep, 2009 – 22:07 | Comments Off
Here’s a big surprise: Health insurance costs could continue to rise

File under the category of “things workers already know but certain so-called leaders like to deny:”
Workers’ health insurance costs increased 5 percent this year – for those still lucky enough to have both jobs and …

Death panels? We already have them
Sunday, 13 Sep, 2009 – 21:54 | Comments Off
Death panels? We already have them

A good friend’s husband retired a few years back, but they made sure they had continuing health coverage, to the tune of $1,400 a month – that’s actually not a bad deal these days.
For all …

The occasional benefits of frustrating delays
Friday, 28 Aug, 2009 – 15:40 | Comments Off
The occasional benefits of frustrating delays

Once in a while, procrastination is our friend.
Big Guy was due for a checkup on his busted wrist almost two weeks ago. But due to a series of delays, some my fault, he couldn’t get …

Suck it up, kid. It’s just 400 miles.
Saturday, 9 May, 2009 – 0:58 | One Comment
Suck it up, kid. It’s just 400 miles.

Proof positive health-insurance executives are living on a different planet from the rest of us:
A company that covers federal workers tells a 5-year-old Reno girl with leukemia that she’ll have to have chemotherapy in Oakland. …

There has to be a way to continue insuring children
Monday, 17 Nov, 2008 – 13:54 | Comments Off
There has to be a way to continue insuring children

A flier in Big Guy’s backpack when he came home from school this afternoon asks, “Does your child have health insurance?”
It includes basic information about California’s Health Families program, which insures children whose parents …