Here are all the articles I wrote during March, 2014. I hope they're useful to you.

March 10th, 2014

Is your medication worth $84,000? You tell me . . .

I just read an article about new drug treatments for Hepatitis C.  Hep C is the #1 cause of liver transplants in America.  Serious problem, right?  Drug companies have come up with a serious answer . . . but to the tune of $1,000 per pill, making one course of treatment with this new drug cost $84,000!!!

What does that mean?  It means that if drugs cost this much, it drives up the cost for health insurance for EVERYONE!  Yes, you too, person without Hep C.  Health insurance rates will go up for everyone because of the cost of drugs like these.  And insurance companies may tell people to try the older, less effective drugs first to try to save money when they really need the new stuff.  Not fair on either end, is it?

And that’s not all.  This article also says that this is just the beginning of pricey drugs.  We’re going to see huge spikes in cost for treatments for MS, cancer, and more in the coming years causing health insurance premiums to skyrocket.  Ouch!!!

Is it worth it?  Heck no!  Who’s to blame?  Not who you would think.

I want to know…  why aren’t the pharmaceutical companies being regulated too?  Of course, these drugs do cost money to research and produce, but why this much?  It seems to me that all of the weight of health care reform is falling on the shoulders of the insurance companies where the focus should be broadened to include pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, labs and doctors.

Tell me, friends, what do you think?…

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March 7th, 2014

Deadline approaching . . . get on it, kiddies!

Are you aware that the deadline for open enrollment to get health insurance is quickly approaching?  Well then, you’re not alone!

In a recent survey, 55% of Americans are unaware that they won’t be able to apply for health insurance after March 31st (unless after that date, they have a big life change like a new job, loss of coverage, unemployment, marriage, divorce, or babies).

What does that mean for you?  Time to hop to!  If you don’t have health insurance, you need to call your local broker ASAP!

Go here to find a really good broker in your neck of the woods.   Want the most up-to-date information?  Check out this recent article released March 5th for the latest.…

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