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Assessing The Risk

The Merriam-Webster definition of insurance is: …coverage by contract whereby one party undertakes to indemnify or guarantee another against loss by a specified contingency or peril The steps are always the same whether we are talking about life or car … Continue reading

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Trump Draws A Lucky Ten

The Supreme Court gave the Trump administration a gift this week.  The Court ordered oral arguments for the Trump-backed Texas Lawsuit to begin on November 10, 2020, one week AFTER the election.  This allows Donald Trump to claim to be … Continue reading

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Special Delivery

A recent study led by Stacie Dusetzina, PhD, published in Health Affairs, found that Medicare Part D (Rx) plans encouraged the use of generic medications over the name brand drug.  The senior citizen pays significantly less for the generic equivalent.  And the best deals … Continue reading

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Just Politics?

Otto von Bismarck is credited with “Politics is the art of the possible, the attainable — the art of the next best”.  The goal is not to posture and make noise.  The goal is to govern and get things done.  … Continue reading

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Picking Your Battles

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) knew that she was going to have a tough reelection race.  It was 2012 and Missouri had taken a turn to the right.  Mitt Romney was going to beat President Obama.  The key would be to … Continue reading

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Construction vs. Destruction

Ronald Reagan famously said that the most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.  The line garnered laughs and applause whenever he delivered it.  We’ll never know who wrote the quip … Continue reading

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It Was All A Game

The Washington Post, CNN, and other news organizations published long, in-depth articles about the 2017 Republican tax bill.  The most cynical man in Washington, Mitch McConnell, needed to find extra money for his tax cut.  And, of course, neither Mitch … Continue reading

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Paper Mache Armor

Our Governor, Mike DeWine, is on TV with Dr. Amy Acton, the Director of Health, almost every day.  The Ohio House and Senate are in session and working.  Having our government working for us could be a good thing.  There … Continue reading

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Sounding The Alarm

The focus of this blog, Health Insurance Issues With Dave, is, first and foremost, insurance, the way most Americans access and pay for health care.  There are three key players in this process: the medical providers, the insurance companies, and … Continue reading

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The Fear Before Now

Health insurance used to be hard to get and expensive.  It is no longer hard to get health insurance, but it certainly is expensive.  In that health insurance is the way most Americans access and pay for their health care, … Continue reading

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