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ObamaCare and You

by Admin 09.23.2013

Obamacare is like cilantro: people either love it or hate it. However, unlike cilantro, Obamacare can’t be avoided. It is going to happen, for better or for worse. I’ve spent twenty-five years thinking about the need for health care reform in the US, starting in the 80’s when Intergroup, Arizona’s first health maintenance organization, was […]

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Hospitals Mining Data for Privately Insured Patients

by Admin 02.10.2012

Every once in a while I find that America’s acclaimed free market health care system (it’s a joke, folks, just a joke) has hit a new bottom. Today I found a piece in Health Business Blog that asked Are you commercially insured with cancer, heart disease or an orthopedic problem? If so, you are a […]

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Health Care Reform Hit Parade: Senate Mix

by Karoli 11.23.2009

Now that the big “debate the bill” vote is passed, we have a week for pundits on both sides of the aisle to misinform the public about what the future of the health care reform bill is. There are two tunes, one theme, and melodies underneath both. There’s an unsung chorus or two in there, […]

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Insurance Companies Are Already Courting E-Patients

by Admin 10.06.2009

I spent the day at Health 2.0 conference in the Bay Area. This is the third year of the conference, and it has grown from a fringe group of early adopters and application developers to a bona fide e-patient movement, probably spurred by the broken health care system. Health plans already know that whatever versions […]

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