Tag Archives: Obamacare

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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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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A Tool, Not A Weapon

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was designed to be a tool, a way to improve healthcare in our country and the health insurance that provides the access and payment for that care.  It certainly wasn’t a great … Continue reading

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In Other Breaking News

The President was bragging.  The car radio, tuned to CNN, was playing President Trump’s press conference.  Among his other claims of success, real or imagined, was his victory, yesterday, in the Supreme Court.  He quickly corrected himself and changed it … Continue reading

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Open Enrollment 2019

The leaves are changing.  It’s Open Enrollment Season, or as the Trump Administration calls it, “Weekend at Bernie’s”. Medicare Open Enrollment is from October 15th to December 7th.  The compressed under age 65 Open Enrollment is now November 1st to … Continue reading

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They Suffer Least Who Suffer What They Choose

The song is American Gothic.  The artist, David Ackles.  I remember where I was when I first heard an odd song about an unsuccessful farmer and his less-than-faithful spouse.  The payoff was the last line, “They suffer least who suffer … Continue reading

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Just Another Boring Week In Washington DC

It was just another boring week in Washington DC.  Nothing going on.  True, the president’s former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, was staying at the same hotel as we were.  We happened upon the hearings while we were walking through … Continue reading

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Chutzpah

The old definition of Chutzpah – A man kills his parents. He is tried and convicted.  As the court is about to announce his sentence, he stops the judge and begs for mercy because he is an orphan.  That’s Chutzpah. … Continue reading

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Attacked With A Dull Knife

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) is under siege.  There is no need for a link here to back that up.  You already know this if you haven’t been asleep for the last eight years.  The law has … Continue reading

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