Tag: health insurance

swedish molina mislead anesthesiology marketplace

Swedish and Molina Misled Patients on Anesthesiology Coverage

Molina Dodges Rules on Marketplace Coverage Update: Check out related article: State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed. I consulted an insurance agent last month to assist me in selecting a marketplace plan for 2019. Since I’d had my brain surgery, radiation...

/ January 9, 2019
Molina Swedish Misled Customers Anesthesiology

State’s Health Insurance Marketplace Toxic to Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed

There’s a wide gap in access and coverage between private and public plans. Swedish and Molina misled customers and patients. For a state that claims to encourage entrepreneurism, Washington state’s health insurance marketplace is toxic to the self-employed. There’s a...

/ January 9, 2019

Bad Design: The Regence Blue Shield Dashboard

The Regence Blue Shield dashboard for its health insurance members is poorly designed for those with conditions that require a lot of claims and communication.

/ March 24, 2018
Harry Potter Scar

The Gift of Brain Surgery

Ask yourselves questions about whether we want everyone in our society to be cared for in basic ways.

/ November 24, 2015
Lifewise Out of Pocket Maximum

The Out of Pocket Maximum That Isn’t

The Affordable Care Act's Out of Pocket Maximum isn't what you'd expect. In Washington State, it's insurance fraud.

/ September 25, 2015

The Five Ways Health Insurers Define Deductible

If Merriam-Webster had anything to do with it, the concept of a deductible would be simple — the “amount of money that you have to pay for something (such as having your car fixed after an accident) before an insurance...

/ July 21, 2014

First Indications of Affordable Care Act in Washington Look Awful

I knew that the Affordable Care Act was likely a disaster, essentially handing over billions in annual subsidies to for profit health insurers whose overhead is 18-20% vs. Medicare’s 6%. However, I wanted to give President Obama the benefit of...

/ September 18, 2013