We also provide up to $1,800 per year in additional health-care dollars through deposits into employees’ Personal Wellness Accounts to spend as they choose on their own health and wellness.
Money not spent in one year rolls over to the next and grows over time. Our team members therefore spend their own health-care dollars until the annual deductible is covered (about $2,500) and the insurance plan kicks in.
“Are there no prisons?” asked Scrooge.
“Plenty of prisons,” said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.
“And the Union workhouses?” demanded Scrooge. “Are they still in operation?”
“They are. Still,” returned the gentleman, “I wish I could say they were not.”
“The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?” said Scrooge.
“Both very busy, sir.”
“Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course,” said Scrooge. “I’m very glad to hear it.”
Percentage change since 2002 in average premiums paid to large U.S. health-insurance companies: +87
Percentage change in the profits of the top ten insurance companies: +428
Chances that an American bankrupted by medical bills has health insurance: 7 in 10.
"... Emanuel, for his part, plans to continue his work, which is focused on finding the most equitable and ethical way for this reform to be carried out, even if he has opted against returning from [his week long vacation in] the Italian Alps. ..."
This seems like a great, common sense reform. High deductible health insurance with a significant contribution towards the deductible. I mean, if you ignore the fact that high deductible insurance often doesn’t cover common conditions like pregnancy, have incredibly strict in-network requirements, high coinsurance rates even after deductibles are paid which far outstrip an $1800-a-year contribution, place strict limits on the allowable prices for common procedures and are tied to hour-per-week work requirements that it’s incredibly easy for companies to work around, it’s pretty much like perfect.
I’m also not aware of this reckless pack of health care spenders, wantonly running around under a $250 deductible having their feet repeatedly examined by podiatrists and getting thryoid tests done because they slept poorly last night. What it did make me more likely to do was go to the doctor before I got pneumonia (as happened this year under a high-deductible health insurance plan that didn’t cover the visit). And there was that time that my doctor found the polyps in my colon under a low-deductible plan, a visit that I likely would have delayed if I’d been earning the same amount and had to pay for a colonoscopy out of pocket. I must say, though, bleeding out of my ass and not breathing properly are small prices to play for the ineffable satisfaction of true capitalist freedom.
"By this point, Emanuel, who has a sister who suffers from cerebral palsy, had arrived in northern Italy, where he planned to spend a week on vacation, hiking in the Dolomites. Instead, he found himself calling the White House, offering to book a plane home to defend his name. "As an academic, what do you have? You have the quality of your work and the integrity with which you do it," he said by phone from Italian Alps. "If it requires canceling a week's long vacation, what's the big deal?"
The HDHP is what most people think they won't like about this combination, going in. But actually, it works well for well people, and for their doctors.
"... Most people in the US are paying through the nose for something they never use. Those that do have to use their insurance often find it's not worth anything like what they thought it was. ..."
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
"... A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumours up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. 450 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. The average time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis in children in the UK is between two and three months, that's up to three times longer than the rest of Europe and the USA. ..."
"... A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, shows that prolonged and slow diagnosis can make long term survivors of childhood brain tumours up to 10 times more likely to suffer disability. ..."
"... On Thursday, July 23rd the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare will become the latest hotel on the River Road corridor to sign a union contract. Unite Here Local 450 and the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare have reached agreement on a collective bargaining agreement covering nearly 100 housekeepers, banquet service staff, culinary workers, and other guest service providers, providing fair wages in line with industry standard, guaranteed significant wage increases, pension, pre-paid legal services, and free health insurance.
In the middle of the deepest economic recession in this country in 50 years, the employer of the hospitality workers at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare hotel will sign a union contract that guarantees substantial wage increases and benefits, including free health insurance to workers. ..."
Although Canada has a population smaller than California, 830,000 Canadians are currently waiting to be admitted to a hospital or to get treatment, according to a report last month in Investor’s Business Daily.
Your third (fourth, actually) link did work, but whether you know this or not it's a totally skeezy SEO-template pit that adds nothing to the post. It's the sort of site we see posted here every once in a while from linkfarming spammers. I don't have any reason to think that has anything to do with your posting, for what it's worth, but I removed it from the post, and I've removed it from your comment as well.
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1 Wall Street Journal
10 cups of idiocy
22 Tablespoons of Cluelessness
52 cups Not KNowing or Caring Who Your Customers Are
A heap of I've Got Mine So Screw Everyone Else
5 Bunches of Ass Backwardness
Take CEO, add rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly. The tasty result? Tends of thousands of pissed off customers and one enormous boycott! Enjoy!!!!!!!!
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Unfortunately many of our health-care problems are self-inflicted: two-thirds of Americans are now overweight and one-third are obese. Most of the diseases that kill us and account for about 70% of all health-care spending—heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and obesity—are mostly preventable through proper diet
Recent scientific and medical evidence shows that a diet consisting of foods that are plant-based, nutrient dense and low-fat will help prevent and often reverse most degenerative diseases that kill us and are expensive to treat.
We are all responsible for our own lives and our own health. We should take that responsibility very seriously and use our freedom to make wise lifestyle choices that will protect our health.
What we're really upset about is that you defamed our sacred lord.
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