Medical Loss Ratio, Stomach Ache

First, Dr. Stoller threw out this amazing reference on SOAPM.  It’s a fast read from Wendell Potter (you remember, the former CIGNA-exec turned whistle blower) about talks happening between the insurance companies and Congress right now. I am not an advocate of a single-payer health insurance solution for the US, but how can anyone suggest …

Vaccines For Teens, SAM, more

My thanks to AK47, who posted a note on SOAPM directing people to an ad she saw on ESPN about Vaccines for Teens.  Holy cow, how cool is that?  Excellent links, simple WWW site, and Grant Hill on the crossover drill.  I think they missed a chance using “free throws” as an analogy, but what …

Vaccines Save Lives

At the NCE, I ran into an interesting pediatrician who, among other things, handed me some of these stickers: I think they are great and I’ve been slapping them up from place-to-place (within the limits of the law of course…mostly). He mentioned, iirc, that he is about to print up another run, so if you’d …

Egregious Insurance Policies (Thanks, Budd!)

A few weeks ago, there was a challenge on the SOAPM list to come up with the Top 10 Most Egregious Insurance Company Behaviors.  Dr. Budd Shenkin compiled and edited the list which, in the draft you see below, I find quite impressive. Of course, I’d love to hear of any additions you might have …

Delayed NCE Blog

[Most of this blog was originally ‘penned’ live from the NCE, but a conspiracy of time-consuming events – namely, dining out with Friends of PCC – kept me from completing it on time.] I’m seated at our booth (1827 I think), debriefing myself about yesterday’s events. Whew, busy time.  We must have 2x more staff here …