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Insights Column 03.31.2011

Health Coverage Still Tough To Get For Individuals

A recent report released by Commonwealth Fund, a health care advocacy group, found that nearly three-quarters of Americans who tried to buy insurance on the individual market in the last three years faced obstacles that…

Insights Column 03.28.2011

The crab and his mother

Aesop tells us an interesting story called “The Crab and His Mother.”  The fable goes: A crab said to her son, "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming…

Insights Column 03.24.2011

Battling back against rate hikes

Carrie Fitzgerald, an advocate for children and families in Iowa, was frustrated by health insurance premiums continually increasing for Iowans in the individual market. Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield dominates 80 percent of…

Insights Column 03.23.2011

Patients will no longer pay more, then get less

      Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, President of the National Physician's Alliance, was sick and tired of seeing more and more of her patients paying more for insurance and getting less in return. She calls the…

Insights Column 03.23.2011

One year later: No death panels here

I don’t know about you, but it seems like yesterday that Sarah Palin was speaking into every microphone she could find lamenting that health reform would lead to President Obama personally pulling the plug…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

How health reform helps young adults

      In the video above, Aaron Smith, co-founder of Young Invincibles, a group representing the interests of 18 to 34-year-olds in the health care debate, talks about the benefits of the Affordable Care…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

Health reform prevents medical bankruptcies

      Stacie is no stranger to the pitfalls of the health care system. As a mother of two daughters who survived cancer, she depends on quality, consistent health insurance to ensure that her…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

Health reform helps those with chronic illnesses

      Jennifer Jaff, a consumer advocate for patients with chronic illnesses, shares her personal story about the day the Affordable Care Act passed in the video above. She says, “It finally feels like…

Insights Column 03.18.2011

Health reform helps small businesses

      The Small Businesses Majority was founded by small business owners to represent the interests of those who own and run small businesses throughout the country. In the video above, John talks about…