Prospects for health reform drop significantly when Americans hear potential financial trade-offs associated with expanding health insurance coverage, a poll indicates. For example, nearly seven in 10 people say they favor the concept of requiring employers to provide their workers with health insurance or contribute into a fund that pays to cover the uninsured. President-elect […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When Shirley Hunter reviewed her finances to make sure she could afford to retire in 1999, she never banked on health care costs more than doubling in less than a decade. Now the 74-year-old former California kindergarten teacher finds herself under financial pressure. Despite taking lodgers to help pay the bills, she […]
Health care costs are daunting to nearly a fifth of the people who took part in a recent AARP survey. The telephone survey, conducted in November by Woelfel Research, included 1,001 U.S. adults age 45 and older. All but 10% of them have health insurance, either from their employer, their spouse’s employer, private insurance, or […]
Here is a cool video asking people on the street about their health insurance and how they feel about the current system.
Here is a great video from PBS that explains the problems of the current health insurance system. PBS – Small Businesses Struggle to Provide Insurance
HEALTH care drained the federal budget of more than $1 trillion this year. That includes direct health care programs like Medicare, plus insurance for federal employees and the cost of excluding employer health-care contributions from workers’ taxable incomes. If present trends continue, in 10 years the number will almost double. President-elect Barack Obama has proposed […]
By choosing former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to head his healthcare reform effort, President-elect Barack Obama got more than an old congressional hand with a policy book on his resume. Obama has also picked up a hardheaded political strategy for his push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Guided by lessons from President Clinton’s […]