Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Day Before Thanksgiving

Tomorrow's Thanksgiving, and like most of the rest of the country, I'll be taking a break for the next for days. A real break, not a semi-break. As in you won't hear from me until next Monday. I need it bad.

But here's one more day's worth of reading for you before I disappear:

A new poll says Americans like health reform and would expand it, not repeal it. Is anybody listening?

Here's something I've been saying for awhile. High deductible insurance plans mean people skip medical care because they can't afford the deductible. As premiums climb and people increase their deductible to try to lower premiums, they end up unable to afford health care.

Heard about medical homes but don't know what that means and how they operate? Read this excellent piece by Arielle Levin Becker at the increasingly essential Connecticut Mirror.

Beware of health related websites. Some of them are selling your contact information to drug companies. Here's more on this story.

Here's an interesting article about health care in China. Their medical care is not keeping pace with the rest of their economy.

Here's an opinion piece about accountable care organizations. Are they fostering innovation or eliminating competition -- or both?

Do you watch your salt intake? You should, although most Americans don't.

And that, dear reader, is it for me. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you have a job, health insurance, and turkey dinner, you have a lot to be thankful for. If you don't, well, we'll be here seeing what we can do to help you get through the tough times. You are not alone. Jennifer

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