The New York Times is breathlessly reporting that Joe Biden is pitching a response to healthcare costs as his re-election campaign gets underway. This is pretty interesting. Let’s recall that Obamacare was billed as a major advance to limit health care costs for the American people. Remember that it was […]
BCBS of NC is pushing legislators in Raleigh to allow it to evade certain regulatory requirements in accordance with its non-profit status. This follows a trend seen in other states where we have seen the various “Blues” become for-profit and/or merge with the “Blues” from other states. (For instance, Anthem […]
Anthem is one of the large Blue Cross Blue Shield plans operating primarily in other states. I came across a document that outlines the bonuses it pays to physicians for pushing the Covid vaccine on the Medicaid populations Anthem covers in the state of Kentucky. Check it out.
I had been hearing some rumblings over the last year that it was becoming a common practice for pediatricians’ offices to refuse to accept patients who are not vaccinated or whose parents do not agree to have them vaccinated. And I am not talking about the Covid vaccines necessarily, but […]
What drives politicians to seek public office? For some it is fame and prestige. For others, they are seeking their own financial interests. But for relatively few, it is to do something good and right for those they are elected to serve. North Carolina State Treasurer is an example of […]