The Trench Reynolds Report

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Lately, an article from the New York Times about surprise medical charges has been making the rounds on Facebook. Once again people are taking the article at face value without doing any further research. Luckily for you, I’m here to tell you the real deal as I call upon my 20+ years experience in the healthcare …

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The trend among health insurance companies used to be to outsource their customer service overseas. United Healthcare was the biggest proponent of this practice in my opinion. Recently I received word through my job that a national carrier and a large east coast regional carrier are moving towards eliminating customer service reps altogether. I work …

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Little Competition, High Premiums In NC Health Insurance Marketplace: Ok, first I need to get some prefaces out of the way. The first is the usual about I have 20+ years of working in the healthcare administration field. The other is that the article I linked to came out before the October 1st health exchange …

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Home Depot Transitioning Part-Time Workers to Health Insurance Exchanges: Walgreens Drops Employee Health Insurance Coverage: Following in the footsteps of UPS national retail chains Home Depot and Walgreen’s have both announced drastic cuts to their employees’ health benefits. Home Depot is getting rid of healthcare coverage for their part-time employees while Walgreen’s is cutting healthcare …

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UPS cuts insurance to 15,000 spouses, blames Obamacare: UPS announced to its employees recently that they were eliminating benefits for the spouses of some 15,000 employees. This should not come as a shock to anyone. The only thing that should be shocking was that it was only 15,000. UPS is putting the blame squarely on …

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Federal judge in Pa. rules in favor of suit challenging insurance mandate in health care law: (Again I have to preface this by saying that in my real life I have 20+ years experience working in the healthcare field.) The last time I talked about the ‘individual mandate’ was here. The individual mandate is the …

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Link Refusing to vaccinate a child is dangerous not just for that child but for entire communities. It’s precisely this point a colleague of mine was considering when he had the idea that parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids should pay substantially higher health insurance premiums. That is an awesome idea. It’s time to …

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I know no one asked but I’m going to tell you anyway. Do you know why prescription drugs are so expensive? It’s obviously not the research since so many drugs have side effects that are worse than the disease. I doubt it’s the ingredients either. The reason I think that the cost of prescription drugs are so …

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