Nov 182013
 

"(People) are saying 'I can afford to buy health care, I just can't afford to get sick,' " said Allen Zuppke, a Southfield insurance broker who helps consumers weigh risks, costs and options in buying health insurance.

Nov 182013
 

"(People) are saying 'I can afford to buy health care, I just can't afford to … A proposal that's working its way through the Legislature in Lansing that …

Nov 182013
 
'This Is Political Malpractice': Inside Views of the Health Care Mess
The Atlantic
Issuing a health care plan is incredibly difficult, cumbersome and complex. Launching a new plan requires at least a year of hard work and prep — designing the benefit, underwriting it, getting the actuarial work done, getting the state rate filing

Nov 182013
 

Slate Magazine
50 years before Obamacare, JFK's own health care debacle
CBS News
In the spring of 1962, President John F. Kennedy launched a bold effort to provide health care for the aged–later to be known as Medicare. It culminated in a nationally televised presidential address from Madison Square Garden, carried on the three
Fifty Years Before Obamacare, JFK Had His Own Health Care DebacleSlate Magazine

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Nov 182013
 
One Of The Most Encouraging Trends In Health Care May Be Turning
Business Insider
"From June to September, the 3-month annualized rate of change for medical goods inflation has jumped from -0.4% to +4.8%, health care services have risen from -0.5% to +1.3%, and financial services inflation has bounced from +0.2% to +2.6%," noted 

Nov 182013
 

Voice of America
Zimbabwe Pressured to Boost Health Care
Voice of America
HARARE, ZIMBABWE — At the height of Zimbabwe's economic collapse, health care was one of the most affected sectors. Citing poor and frustrating working conditions, doctors and nurses left for countries like Great Britain and New Zealand, looking for 

Nov 182013
 
Majority in US Say Healthcare Not Gov't Responsibility
Gallup.com
PRINCETON, NJ — The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government's responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had
Gallup poll: Majority of Americans say it's not government's job to provide Daily Caller
Poll: Health care not government's jobPolitico

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Nov 182013
 

Washington Post (blog)
Wonkbook: Change is painful. But the health-care status quo is a complete
Washington Post (blog)
As often happens, the prospect of reform has led to a sudden eruption of affection for the health-care status quo. The airwaves are alive with impassioned protests against the idea that anyone might change a market that relies on discriminating against
Blog: Change painful but health-care status quo is a complete disasterNewsOK.com (blog)

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Nov 182013
 

ABC News
5 Steps to Understanding Obamacare's Penalty for the Uninsured
ABC News
You may feel overwhelmed with the daily stories about Obamacare and it's online insurance shopping portal, Healthcare.gov. If you're one of 48 million Americans without health insurance, you not only have the challenge of understanding what the law 
Analysis: We're stuck with Obamacare, which means we need Healthcare.gov to ZDNet
HUNTER: His plan is to destroy America's private health care industryWashington Times
Obama Health Care Woes Become Credibility FightHuffington Post
Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Nov 182013
 

UPI.com
More Customers Could Soon Bypass HealthCare.Gov
Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration said Monday it is willing to grant a key concession on the health-care law to big insurers under which they could directly sign up for coverage millions of Americans who qualify for tax credits. The administration said it was
HealthCare.gov goal is for 80% of users to be able to enroll for insuranceWashington Post (blog)
HealthCare.gov handling more volume, Zients saysUSA TODAY
HealthCare.gov stable all week, speed and response times goodUPI.com
FierceHealthcare
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