Make Obamacare Voluntary

Just before Christmas, the Obama administration issued a blanket waiver for millions of Americans from the individual mandate requiring purchase of government-approved health insurance. The waiver, whose announcement was choreographed to give political credit to Democratic Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, was limited to individuals and families whose health plans were canceled by Obamacare. As…

You Can Keep Your Lie If You Want To

  “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you,” declared Nietzsche. Lying to Republicans and conservatives is fine sport for partisan Democrats and liberals. Lying to the millions of Americans who trusted you to bring them affordable government-controlled health insurance ends the romance. Eric Allie…

How to sort through new health plans

Mike and Annette Heacox, married for 23 years, run a landscape architecture firm in Sacramento. For the last 14 years, they’ve bought their own health insurance — most recently a small-business policy bought through a local insurer. Now — with health coverage on everyone’s minds — the couple are in the market for a new…

A Health Care Fix

President Obama has come up with a modest fix for a self-inflicted political wound: his repeated — and wrong — assertions that Americans would be able to keep their health insurance plans if they wanted to under the health care reform law. The fix, which deals with the cancellations of individual policies, is far preferable…

Letter From Washington

  Dear American citizens: Millions of you are asking why your health insurance policies are being canceled and the premiums and deductibles for your new policies are, for the majority of you, doubling, tripling or worse. Gary McCoy / Cagle Cartoons You are particularly upset because President Obama said over and over again that your…

Five Insurance Tips for Married Couples

Whether you’ve dated forever or had a whirlwind romance, enjoyed a big wedding or kept it simple, one fact appears to be almost universal – those first months and years of marriage are a big adjustment. Money matters are a source of potential conflict once the honeymoon is over. According to information from an Allstate…

Health Care Law is a Moral Failure

The United States federal government is now mandating, under penalty of law, that millions of Americans purchase a product through a broken website. Is that fair? Is it moral? David Fitzsimmons / Arizona Daily Star An estimated 16 million people recently received letters indicating that their health plans are no longer available. So they head…

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Prognosis Not Good for HSAs

Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, have been so successful at reducing the cost of health care, the ObamaCare people are out to get them. The HSA concept: Rather than buy a health insurance policy that has a low or no deductible, you purchase one that has a high deductible. Since the insurance company doesn’t have…