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Obama issues gag order to insurance industry; no price hikes allowed until after elections

11/4/2014 - For anyone who still believes that the Obama Administration -- the president in particular -- is not still playing politics with the Affordable Care Act, this story ought to dismiss those doubts once and for all. According to reports by USA Today, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and others, the president,...

Study finds Obamacare insurance premiums to be unaffordable for many

9/18/2014 - Provisions of the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, allow for millions of Americans to receive taxpayer-funded subsidies so they can purchase health insurance coverage. Americans with incomes up to 400 percent of the federal poverty rate are eligible for this new entitlement. But that still...

Medical debts outweigh emergency savings for 25 percent of Americans

9/15/2014 - A scathing new survey from Bankrate.com shows that a majority of Americans are more worried than ever about their healthcare and finances. The poll of 1,006 participants revealed a shocking trend of ballooning medical debts and dwindling personal savings. What's shocking is that most of this problem...

Insurance companies punish healthy kidney donors by restricting their health and life insurance options

7/26/2014 - Donating a kidney to someone in need is an issue for insurers, especially life insurance providers. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare forbids discriminating against kidney donors, other health insurers and especially life insurance providers use it to forbid insurance or provide it...

Health Ranger's vehicle violently rammed by illegal immigrant asleep at the wheel in Texas

7/9/2014 - Most Americans are aware that the Texas border is being overrun with illegal immigrants, but they don't have firsthand experience in what it really means for law-abiding citizens. Right now, those who advocate this wave of human migrants are living in a fairytale, denying the very real costs on society...

Health insurance corporate CEOs rake in millions while the masses can barely afford premiums

6/1/2014 - One of the consequences of Obamacare is that health insurance company profitability is soaring, causing corporate CEOs of health insurance companies to pocket millions of dollars in annual salaries and bonuses. This is what happens when a government colludes with private industry to force the entire...

Total debacle as Obamacare failures cost North Dakota company $73m in losses

5/15/2014 - The Affordable Care Act is gutting the US economy, inadvertently knifing out chunks of multiple millions of dollars from the private sector, as the unintended consequences of crony government intervention take hold. As the new system is set up, wasted energy and wasted money is funneled into propping...

U.S. patients with insurance charged higher fees than non-insured

4/25/2014 - A recent investigation by a local news team uncovered evidence that a growing number of California physicians have been charging patients with extra health insurance fees that go to cover everyday office expenses, a practice that is illegal under most healthcare policies. Investigative journalist...

Hospitals engineer plans to make insurance companies obsolete

4/18/2014 - Thanks to the train wreck of the government's Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, large regional sick care providers and hospitals are sniffing the air for solutions that cut out insurance providers completely. The complexity of Obamacare appears to be more of an insurance company...

Looking for a new health insurance plan? - look within

3/19/2014 2:02:58 PM - Modern day health insurance policies are payment plans intended to cover high cost emergency medical procedures. Somewhere along the way, consumers started to believe that these payment plans protect their own health. These payment plans set the mind's sail on a course of reliance on a medical industry...

Medical Mafia, insurance racket and Obamacare collaborate to control health, public ignorance and profits

3/10/2014 - Disclosure: This writer is not for or against Obamacare or any politician. He considers the whole for-profit medical industry to be an obscene racket, and the term Medical Mafia is appropriate for this deathly monopoly. And the insurance racket is part of the Medical Mafia, because it won't cover...

Obama delays health insurance mandate for mid-sized businesses until 2016

2/12/2014 - The Obama administration has issued yet another delay to a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, a move that has thrown further confusion into an already complex - and deteriorating - healthcare situation. The Treasury Department said on Monday that it was further delaying an Obamacare mandate...

Most Obamacare enrollees already had insurance; the uninsured refuse to sign up

1/28/2014 - A large number of uninsured citizens continue to refuse health insurance plans designated by the Affordable Care Act. People just aren't signing up as big government intended. As a matter of fact, only 15 percent of those expected to sign up actually have. The Obamacare individual mandate just isn't...

Americans who lost their health insurance thanks to Obamacare now face sticker shock when buying new plans

1/15/2014 - The president promised repeatedly for years that his signature legislation would not cause anyone to lose their health insurance. That has now been proven to be a lie. He also promised that his law would lower health insurance premiums for all Americans as well. However, as millions are now discovering,...

Oregon mom, an Obamacare supporter, now finds she can't afford it

1/13/2014 - Some Republicans in Congress have suggested that, rather than focusing on repealing Obamacare, the GOP should just stand back and allow the law to "collapse on its own." Well, I've never really heard of a law doing that. But no matter, because support for Obamacare is collapsing, in essence, and...

Obamacare: Cancelled plans vastly exceed enrollments so far

1/8/2014 - One of the many promises made by President Obama and his supporters regarding the Affordable Care Act was that, finally, all Americans would have health insurance. Well, like most of the other promises regarding the law, this one has been broken as well. In fact, the data is in: More people have...

Just as Natural News predicted: Obamacare unleashes mass confusion as patients walk out of hospitals

1/7/2014 - We hate to tell you we told you so, but we did. Or, more specifically, our editor, Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, did. In a column published Oct. 6 - just five days after the official epic fail launch of Obamacare's federal and state online insurance exchanges - Mike made this bold and, as it turns...

Small businesses to be devastated by huge increases in health insurance costs in 2014

12/31/2013 - As reported by The New York Times, the Democrats are going to try to get the public's mind off of the costly disaster of Obamacare this coming election year by supporting large increases in the minimum wage. "Democratic Party leaders, bruised by months of attacks on the new health care program, have...

America's top hospitals to be excluded from Obamacare

12/11/2013 - One of the reasons why U.S. healthcare is expensive is because some of the world's best hospitals are based in our country. That's not the only reason why, mind you, but let's face it: things of higher quality tend to cost more. But there will be none of that "best quality care" available for most...

Democrats over age 55 shocked to realize they will pay 300% - 400% more for insurance under Obamacare

12/3/2013 - Older Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill likely supported their bosses' decisions to back the president on Obamacare because they, like tens of millions of others, believed all of Obama's BS promises about the law. Well, they too are finding out, like the rest of us, that what was promised and what...

Real purpose of Obamacare is to destroy private insurance, says retired colonel

11/19/2013 - What if the actual intent of the Obama regime's massive healthcare overhaul had nothing to do with expanding coverage to more people and everything to do with intentionally crashing the private insurance market in order to replace it with a government-run, single-payer socialist system? This is what...

Even people who championed Obamacare are now betrayed with health insurance cancellation notices

11/17/2013 - Long-time opponents of Obamacare are finding delight in one fact about the law - that Obamacare supporters are getting hammered by it as well. Could it be that the president lied to these folks too? It could. And he has. As reported by CBS Denver: President Barack Obama is apologizing to Americans...

Obamacare 'fix' affirms Obama as absolute dictator with power to change laws as he pleases

11/15/2013 - In a desperate bid to save the rapidly collapsing Obamacare socialized medicine program, President Obama announced a "fix" yesterday that would "allow" health insurance companies to avoid cancelling whatever plans haven't already been cancelled due to Obamacare itself. In doing so, Obama effectively...

Analysis: 52 million Americans to lose health insurance due to Obamacare insanity

11/13/2013 - President Obama's repeated lie that Americans who liked their insurance plans could keep them under Obamacare is turning out to not be the biggest lie of all regarding the law. We now not only know that Obama lied about coverage but have also learned that the president and his staff knew in 2010...

Media losing all credibility in lying to cover Obama's lies about being able to 'keep your health insurance if you like it'

11/12/2013 - The media is already at fault for failing to report years ago a disturbing truth about Obamacare that was published in the Federal Register: That the law was going to cause 93 million people to lose their coverage. Now the corporate press is culpable for trying to cover up for their beloved Obama...

White House orders health insurance companies to not criticize Obamacare

11/11/2013 - Just how cynical and oppressive is the administration of President Barack Obama? Just ask the CEOs of some of the nation's health insurance companies. According to one CNN reporter, they will tell you that the current regime is so adamant about controlling the narrative surrounding the Obamacare...

See video compilation of Obama lying 23 times in a row about 'keeping your health care plan'

11/10/2013 - The disaster known as Obamacare continues to wreak havoc on America by the day, as millions discover that their president repeatedly lied to them about what the law would and would not do. Obama, during his 2008 campaign and during his "campaign" to sell his signature health plan to the country,...

Another Obamacare surprise: Major hospitals all across the country not included under new insurance plans

11/8/2013 - As if the millions of Americans set to lose their existing health insurance coverage as a result of Obamacare was not bad enough, a recent survey by Watchdog.org has found that many top hospitals across the nation will no longer be accessible to the average person with a new "eligible" plan. In fact,...

Obamacare wiping out private health insurance, just as planned

11/8/2013 - One of the intended - yes, you read that right, intended - consequences of Obamacare was to destroy the private health insurance industry. Just weeks after the law's official health exchange roll-out, it is well on its way to accomplishing that goal. At first, it was just a trickle, but now it has...

Having no ethics can be a very 'precise' matter according to Obama's words regarding Obamacare

11/7/2013 - Have you ever played the board game Monopoly, and another player has a bunch of hotels stacked up on "Boardwalk and Park Place," the two most expensive properties, and you land on them? What happens to your bank account with all that pretend money in front of you, and what happens to your "winning"...

Paralyzed firefighter dropped from insurance coverage thanks to Obamacare

11/7/2013 - Do you remember recent government budget talks? The Obama administration, including the president himself, complained that his political opponents' budgetary demands (less government spending) were hurting regular folks and those who protect us, like police and firefighters. That was then. Before...

900,000 to lose health insurance in California as Obamacare disaster spreads

11/5/2013 - "If you like your plan, you can keep it." These famous words, which were literally stated by Usurper Obama dozens of times during his Affordable Care Act hawking days, have proven to be a blatantly bald-faced lie. As reported by SFGate, some 900,000 Californians are expected to lose their existing healthcare...

BETRAYED: Democrats now admit they knew all along that millions would lose their existing health plans

10/30/2013 - The degree of betrayal found in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is finally coming to the surface... and it's intense. As a top Democrat admitted today, the Democrats knew all along that Obamacare would cause millions to lose health care coverage. Yet they continued to promote it with premeditated...

RATE SHOCK: Obamacare causing 539% increase in health insurance costs for Texans (see proof)

10/29/2013 - It is crucial for the White House that the Healthcare.gov website continue to fail, because once the site actually starts functioning, Americans are going to be hit with such devastating rate shock that the Obama administration may never recover. Obamacare is named the "Affordable Care Act," after...

Distort! Obama administration defines Obamacare 'application' numbers to mean people who haven't enrolled or even picked a plan

10/25/2013 - Yesterday Reuters reported that 700,000 Americans had applied for health insurance through Obamacare websites, including Healthcare.gov. Huh? Everybody knows the Healthcare.gov website barely even functions. Some of the state exchanges are working, but participation in those has been dismal. Where is...

Healthcare.gov running on 'Hope and Change' as HHS announces bid to find actual programmers who can write functional code

10/21/2013 - More than two weeks after the hoax launch of the fake "shell" website Healthcare.gov which did not function, the Obama administration has announced plans to bring in real programmers and attempt to build an online federal health exchange site that actually functions. A widely publicized HHS blog...

Yet another Obamacare lie exposed: No, many people won't be able to keep their doctor

10/4/2013 - Obama once said upon the unfolding complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), "If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan." And later, "... nothing in this plan will require your or your employer to change the coverage of the doctor you...

What privacy? Obamacare employee accidentally emails 2,400 social security numbers to an insurance broker

9/18/2013 - Serial violations of Americans' Fourth Amendment protections under the Bill of Rights are occurring so frequently these days, you'd think it was part of the hiring process for the federal government: If you can't invade everyone's privacy with impunity, you can't work for Uncle Sam. This is especially...

Unraveling: Major health insurance companies abandon Obamacare exchanges

8/14/2013 - More and more health insurance companies are bailing out of Obamacare, fearing - correctly - that they will lose massive amounts of money if they participate in the state-run "exchanges" called for under the law. Not that the Obama administration wants to discuss the bailouts, other than to dismiss...

California's largest health care insurer for small businesses drops out of Obamacare exchange

7/29/2013 - The Obamacare disaster continues to unfold, months before the entire law is even supposed to take effect, with everyone from insurance companies to firms and private individuals positioning themselves to best withstand the onslaught of job-killing, care-stealing bureaucracy. One of the "Affordable"...

NY Times blatantly lies about costs of health insurance under Obamacare

7/26/2013 - A well-known mainstream media dinosaur has been caught yet again spreading lies about the supposed "benefits" of Obamacare, this time claiming that individual health insurance premiums will drop by up to half once the mandate comes into full effect. But the deceptive report, which appeared recently...

Health insurance premiums rise $1,975 since Obamacare passed

7/25/2013 - After being signed into law in 2010, the massive Affordable Care Act has set off massive domino effects. As the law gains speed, affordable health insurance is becoming a myth and higher premiums are the reality. Even as politicians like Obama lift the ACA on a pedestal, there is no denying the simple...

'Train wreck' Obamacare begins to unravel; massive government boondoggle set to self-destruct by 2015

7/8/2013 - Even before it is fully implemented, Obamacare is already starting to self-destruct. The White House announced last week it will simply invent its own interpretation of the law and "delay the enforcement" of the employer Obamacare mandate for another year, to 2015. This, we are told, is to allow businesses...

Obamacare to punish healthy eaters as insurance rates double or triple for those who choose to take care of their health

7/2/2013 - According to an analysis just published by the Wall Street Journal, healthy people will pay double or triple their current health insurance rates under Obamacare. Rates for those with chronic disease, however, will be reduced as all the healthy people subsidize their disease lifestyles. The net effect...

Single women's health insurance premiums set to double in California, thanks to Obamacare

7/1/2013 - Progressives claim to be the most sensitive to women's issues, yet they are the first ones to back policies that either harm or otherwise suppress women. Case in point: Obamacare. Back in the day when the president and his congressional allies were selling this turkey to the American people, one...

U.S. doctors are dumping all health insurance and charging patients LESS

6/20/2013 - In some places across the US, high-cost health insurance coverage is being discarded altogether. The looming Affordable Care Act health insurance mandate seems to be inspiring constructive disobedience. Yes, doctors are now "outsmarting" this government mandated health care system and moving towards...

Obamacare sticker shock: 146 percent rate increases to be triggered in California

6/17/2013 - "You can keep your current health insurance." "You can keep your doctor." "I will not sign a [health care reform] bill that adds one dime to the deficit." And this whopper: "Insurance rates will go down under health care reform." All of these statements were made over and over again by President...

Obamacare intends to capture all your personal identifying health info, making it government property

6/11/2013 - As angry tens of millions of us are at the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of groups politically opposed to President Obama, we are about to get a whole lot angrier at the IRS as it takes a major role in enforcing privacy-stealing provisions of the Affordable Care Act, famously known as...

Obamacare will collapse under the weight of rising premiums

6/5/2013 - The scramble is on to bring the logistical framework for Obamacare into full fruition before its inaugural arrival in 2014. But as legislators and program architects dig down into the nitty-gritty of what the "tax" will actually entail in practicality, it is becoming abundantly clear from basic economics...

Majority of Americans want to go back to pre-Obamacare days when health insurance was more affordable

6/4/2013 - A new poll conducted under the guidance of marketing research groups Anderson Robbins and Shaw & Company has found that a majority of Americans want nothing to do with the socialized medicine scheme more popularly known as Obamacare. Based on a random sampling of more than 1,000 registered voters, professional...

Obamacare to usher in 100 to 400 percent insurance rate increases across the board

5/29/2013 - Seventeen of the nation's largest insurance companies are now reporting that insurance premiums are set to spike anywhere from 100 percent to 400 percent for many Americans in 2014. These insurance companies, including the likes of Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Kaiser Foundation have provided...

The same IRS that targeted conservative groups for punitive audits will be demanding your private health insurance records in January

5/14/2013 - By now, everyone is aware that the IRS has been caught red-handed conducting politically-motivated audits of conservative non-profit groups. Non-profits that taught the Constitution or even mildly criticized the federal government were targeted for special scrutiny, and the IRS demanded they turn over...

Total lie of Obamacare begins to unravel as small business insurance offerings delayed another year

5/8/2013 - An Obamacare insurance exchange scheme that was intended to give American small businesses the ability to choose from a variety of insurance options for their employees will not be ready until at least 2015, according to new reports. The program, which was supposed to go into effect this fall, will...

The modern-day 'slave class' is anyone who cannot do math... and that's about 95% of the population

4/22/2013 - Throughout human history, most slavery has been enforced physically -- with whips and chains. You either did what you were told or they beat you into submission. Most modern people mistakenly believe slavery has been largely eradicated across our world. They don't see people shackled in chains or...

Exposed: Standard medical pricing is a scam, unreasonably high health care costs are no accident

4/3/2013 - The American people are barely putting up a fight as they relinquish what little health freedoms they have left in exchange for Obamacare, the multi-billion dollar sick care travesty that will eliminate freedom of choice in health care. But the existing insurance-based health care system is hardly any...

Health insurance rates to double as Obamacare fully kicks in

3/26/2013 - Writing on the blog of the Department of Health and Human Services on the third anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius had this to say about the impact of the law on insurance rates: As a former state insurance commissioner,...

eBay insurance scam exposed: You're often buying insurance that excludes the very items you're purchasing

3/17/2013 - Lawyers will tell you there is no such thing as an open-and-shut case, but when a company's insurance doesn't cover the very items the company is selling, it sure seems like open-and-shut to us. Unfortunately, so far, a court of law has not agreed. A federal judge in the Northern District of California...

Grocery loyalty card purchases surveilled by insurance companies to raise rates and deny claims

3/3/2013 - I warned Natural News readers about this years ago: those grocery store "loyalty cards" that they push on you to enjoy discounts on groceries are actually a behavior surveillance technology that's used to capture and profile your grocery purchasing patterns. This data is then sold off to insurance companies...

Obamacare to soon cost the average American family $20,000 a year, announces IRS

2/1/2013 - Under Obamacare, American families are forced to buy conventional health insurance that primarily benefits the pharmaceutical industry. By 2016 -- just three years from now -- the cheapest health insurance plan available will cost a typical American family $20,000 a year, the IRS has now announced. Here's...

Here is your Obamacare, America: Health insurers raise rates by double digits

1/10/2013 - One of the primary drivers behind President Obama's quest for Uncle Sam to take over one-seventh of the U.S. economy by engulfing the healthcare industry was that such a huge usurpation of the private sector would at least lead to lower insurance premiums for Americans. Like so many other aspects...

Almost one in ten employers to drop health insurance coverage under Obamacare

7/31/2012 - One of the elements of Obamacare critics have been most vocal about is the so-called government-sponsored "insurance pools" the law creates. Now that it's largely been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, these pools will soon become a reality. So what? That's the basis of the law, to provide insurance...

Insurance companies, government steals life insurance benefits from PTSD veterans who commit suicide

7/16/2012 - There is despicable, there is diabolical, and there are both. This appears to be a story about the latter. Families of four veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder following their tours of duty in combat zones who committed suicide after returning home are charging Prudential Insurance...

More medical / insurance corruption in Hawaii (opinion)

5/23/2012 2:05:45 PM - We all know that medical doctors are in fantasyland when they wear their white coats always hoping they would somehow sprout a halo or radiate some transcendental effulgence to make the process complete. Unfortunately, we also know that when they come out of medical school, where Big Pharma funds...

2012 Senate farm bill perpetuates corporate monoculture with entitlement programs and insurance subsidies

4/26/2012 - Every five years the Farm Bill is reviewed by Congress to decide how government funding should be allocated to different aspects of agriculture. Depending on what source you explore, there are mixed signals emanating from the Senate's 2012 Farm Bill proposal. According to the Environmental Working...

If Obamacare is ruled constitutional, here are 7 more things the Obama administration may soon require everyone to purchase

3/28/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week about Obama's health care law, which has been challenged by twenty-six states. The crux of the legal arguments center around whether the federal government can mandate private citizens to purchase a product or service they may not even want or need....

Wellness clinic helps companies cut insurance premiums by 25 percent through nutrition, natural healing

12/31/2011 - A Kansas-based wellness clinic was surprised to learn recently that its employee insurance premiums would be decreasing by 25 percent next year, rather than increasing eight percent-or-so like they would be for most other companies, thanks to its integrative nutrition and wellness approach to employee...

AMA: Health insurance companies botch up to 20 percent of claims

6/23/2011 - Many NaturalNews readers have likely experienced, if even just once, the hassle of having their health insurance company improperly file a insurance claim, which can result in filing disputes, delayed payments, and other administrative problems. According to the American Medical Association (AMA), as...

Greedy medical specialists refuse to treat most children with serious health problems if they have public insurance

6/15/2011 - Doctors are refusing to help sick kids -- or delaying their treatment for weeks to months -- if the children don't have private insurance. That's because private insurance pays docs bigger bucks in reimbursements than the public kind of insurance like Medicaid. What makes this startling finding especially...

Most women skip mammograms, even when insurance will pay for them

12/10/2010 - Millions of U.S. women are apparently ignoring government recommendations and taking breast health into their own hands. A new report presented at the 33rd annual Cancer Therapy & Research Center / American Association for Cancer Research (CTRC-AACR) San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has found that...

Health insurance companies stockpiled billions in profits while hiking premiums on customers

11/5/2010 - Nonprofit health insurance companies have been stockpiling billions of dollars in surpluses while raising members' rates, according to an analysis conducted by the nonprofit Consumers Union. "Consumers are struggling to afford health coverage," report author Sondra Roberto said. "Those funds could...

Qliance company ditches health insurance and offers direct, affordable care to patients

7/29/2010 - Qliance Medical Management, a three-year-old, Seattle-based health care startup company, now has a new funding contributor onboard. Drew Carey, the host of The Price is Right, recently contributed a sizable amount of money to the company, whose aim is to replace the costly, inefficient health insurance...

Proposed bill aims to reform pet insurance industry

7/25/2010 - California state Assemblyman Dave Jones, a Democrat, has proposed a bill that, if passed, will reform the way pet insurance companies operate. Most pet insurance companies do not explain policy details to policyholders because the industry is largely under-regulated. But the terms of the new bill require...

Health insurance companies invest billions in fast food chains

4/17/2010 - Did you ever wonder how health insurance companies drum up future business? It's easy: Just invest in companies whose products cause chronic degenerative disease, driving people towards more health care needs and therefore more health insurance. And that's exactly what the health insurance industry...

As an American, I refuse to buy mandatory health insurance that supports corrupt conventional medicine

1/4/2010 - Even if Obama's health care reform bill becomes law, mandating that all Americans buy health insurance policies for a failed system of "sick care", I will refuse to comply. I've read the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and nowhere in that document do I find that the federal government has...

Americans threatened with jail time, huge fines for refusing to buy health insurance (update 1)

9/28/2009 - There's a popular video circulating on the 'net right now about how to escape handcuffs without using a key. Americans are watching the video to bone up on essential skills that will soon be needed for health care reform, it seems, since the new laws that are about to be put in place call for Americans...

Skipping Medical Insurance can Improve Your Health

9/15/2009 - While Washington, drug companies, insurance companies, doctors, and many Americans believe not having medical insurance negatively impacts your health, there are actually a number of reasons not having medical insurance can actually improve your health. In truth, it should also be noted that medical...

Miserable Health Care System in U.S. Traps People in Lousy Jobs

8/18/2009 - As many as half of workers in the United States may be trapped in jobs that they would like to leave, out of fear of losing their health insurance. Experts say that this phenomenon, known as "job lock," is not only making people unhappier, but also stifling the innovation that could emerge if more people...

Doctors in Class Action Lawsuit Against Insurance Companies, Alleging Price Fixing, Collusion

7/31/2009 - The American Medical Association and a number of state medical associations have filed class action lawsuits against a number of health insurance companies, accusing them of engaging in price fixing in order to underpay doctors and increase the charges paid by patients. The lawsuits, targeting insurance...

Insurance Companies Refuse to Insure "Genetically Inferior" Customers

4/30/2009 - Insurance companies have already begun using genetic tests as a basis for discrimination, researchers have revealed, in the first study providing conclusive evidence of genetic discrimination. "Previous to this paper, only anecdotal reports of genetic discrimination have been available, with some...

Ten Tips: When You Lose Your Health Insurance

3/6/2009 - Economic times are tough and many are facing layoffs. Even more are being told that their employer will be eliminating or reducing health benefits. As a result many people are losing their health insurance coverage. Legislation is currently being proposed that can help those without health insurance...

Sweeping New Health Insurance System Proposed for U.S. Residents

2/21/2009 - The Commonwealth Fund, a health policy research group that represents the interests of health insurance companies, has proposed a sweeping new program that -- surprise! -- would require all Americans to buy health insurance. The new program would mandate that Americans buy health insurance, even...

Senate Passes Health Insurance Bill for Children

2/3/2009 - The Senate has approved legislation to provide health insurance to 11 million low-income children. For the first time ever, this bill will spend federal money to insure children and pregnant women who are legal immigrants. The House approved this legislation on January 14 and President Obama will most...

House Approves Affordable Health Insurance for Unemployed

2/2/2009 - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act authorizes approximately $544 billion in new spending and $275 billion in tax cuts. The purpose of this legislation is to stimulate the economy by preserving and creating jobs, helping the unemployed and uninsured, and assisting states with budget relief measures....

Insurance Companies and Hospitals Use Personal Data to Deny Services

1/21/2009 - For those people looking for one more reason to stick to their health resolutions for the New Year, The Washington Post reports that health and life insurance companies use a type of consumer health "credit report" that is derived from databases containing the prescription medication records on over...

Dr. Deitch Part II: Take Responsibility for Your Health and the Health Care Account

12/28/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Roundtable, which can be found at http://www.RenegadeRoundtable.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Jason Deitch shares on taking responsibility for our own health and understanding the health care account option. Renegade Roundtable with Dr. Jason...

It's Official: Health Insurance will Fund Maggot Therapy

11/27/2008 - Maggot therapy for helping wounds to heal is increasingly finding a role in modern medical procedures thanks in part to mankind's all-too-clever profit-centered approach to health care, which has created monstrous new bacterial villains such as MRSA. The growing recognition of the efficacy of using...

Millions of Working Americans Have Chronic Diseases But Are Uninsured

9/24/2008 - A study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that millions of working-age persons in the United States who suffer from chronic health conditions do not have insurance coverage and have poorer access to medical care as compared to their insured counterparts. Details of Study The...

The Politics of National Health Care Reform: Why no Popular Presidential Candidate can Solve Our Health Care Crisis (transcript)

7/3/2008 - The following is a transcript of Health Ranger Report #16, entitled The Politics of National Health Care Reform, which is available free of charge as an MP3 download at: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Podcasts.html Have you ever wondered who is going to win the presidency in the United States and...

Health Insurance Company Paid its Workers Bonuses to Cancel Patient Policies

5/28/2008 - Health insurance company Health Net Inc. rewarded employees for finding ways to drop customer policies and not pay for their medical expenses, according to an investigation by the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC). Since 2005, the DMHC has been investigating five of the seven insurance...

McCain's Proposed Health Care Plan - Millions Will Lose Insurance Coverage

5/23/2008 - Americans need to be aware of what Senator John McCain's health care plan entails. Under the guise of fighting health care inflation, he is targeting the employer-provided system that currently covers over 60 percent of the non-elderly population. This would effectively force people who now have health...

Insurance Co-Payments Rise for High Priced Prescription Drugs

5/15/2008 - Health insurance companies are currently revising their pricing systems for very expensive drugs and they are now requiring patients to pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for prescriptions for drugs that may save their lives or slow the progress of serious diseases. With the new pricing...

Insurance Company Ordered to Pay $9 Million for Cancelling Patient's Policy

3/13/2008 - A precedent-setting ruling was handed down recently in which a large California insurance company was ordered to pay more than $9 million to a breast cancer patient it dropped during chemotherapy treatment. California's Health Net has since stopped its questionable practice of cancelling sick policy...

Hillary Clinton's Universal Health Care Plan: Buy Health Insurance or Else!

2/7/2008 - As candidates for U.S. President continue to battle for their respective parties' nominations, details are beginning to emerge about their (disastrous) health care plans. The New York Times is now reporting that Hillary Clinton's universal health care plan will be accomplished through "enforcement measures"...

Physical Well-Being Impacts Financial Independence

9/24/2007 - Most of the time when we think of our health, we think in terms of quality of life – being able to play with our kids, do the things we want to do, live a long life with our loved ones. Another important aspect of our quality of life depends on our financial resources, and our physical health plays...

Nurses launch national "Scrubs for SiCKO" campaign to endorse universal health care following Michael Moore's film

7/2/2007 - Starting June 29th, the launch day of the SiCKO documentary, nurses, doctors and other health care practitioners are launching a national campaign to urge support for a shift to a universal health care system. They'll be handing out flyers and recruiting people to support a campaign to shift America...

Whistleblowers wanted: Truth Publishing seeks insiders to speak out about drug companies, health insurance and conventional medicine

5/24/2006 - If you work for a drug company, federal regulator, health insurance company, hospital, junk food manufacturer or any other organization related to health, a new opportunity has surfaced for you to make a lasting difference. Truth Publishing is now connected with key organizations (that shall go unnamed)...

Rising popularity of medical tourism reveals deterioration of U.S. healthcare system

4/21/2005 - Defenders of organized medicine are fond of saying that the United States has the best healthcare in the world, but I challenge that. I don't think we have the best healthcare in the world, I think we have the most expensive healthcare in the world. In fact, in terms of results for dollars spent, I...

Don't be a sucker: how to get the most value for your dollar on car insurance

2/23/2005 - Most consumers don't understand how to intelligently shop for car insurance. And this is well demonstrated by the fact that there are still low deductibles available in the industry. Some people buy car insurance with a $50 deductible or a $100 deductible; and this is a terrible financial decision on...

The health insurance problem is not an insurance problem, it is a health problem

2/2/2005 - When people start talking about health insurance reform and how to bring health insurance to the American people, they inevitably end up in a ridiculous discussion about how to negotiate the cost of drugs, how to provide drug discounts to senior citizens, or how to engage in a system of managed care...

Skyrocketing health care costs make U.S. employers non-competitive in the global marketplace

8/8/2004 - Skyrocketing health insurance costs are heavily impacting employers in the United States. Now, for the first time, medical benefits to employees has become the most expensive benefit paid by employers, according to a new report issued by the Employment Policy Foundation. The cost of health care for...

More Employees Unable To Receive Health Insurance Coverage Through Their Employers; Prevention, Not Disease Treatment, Is The Answer

8/6/2004 - A new study from the Washington, D.C. based Center for Studying Health System Change has revealed that 9 million Americans no longer have health insurance coverage through their employers compared to those who received coverage in 2001. In other words, employers' ability to provide health insurance...

Health insurance costs continue to spiral out of control

11/19/2003 3:28:40 PM - Health insurance costs for employers continue to climb at an outrageous pace. We all know that. But what's the cause? Although almost nobody will admit it, there are really three primary causes of spiraling health care costs. 1. Drug company profiteering. They're doing everything they can to squeeze...

The health insurance disaster continues

10/7/2003 2:04:50 PM - As current headlines show, even when a group of politicians promise their best (and actually mean it!), the result can still be disastrous. Two years later, Shawn Hegdal still has no health insurance. Neither do 44 million other Americans, and the problem is getting much, much worse. The current...

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