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Why Should You Have Blue Cross?

Why Should You Have Blue Cross?

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We were planning on moving from California to Minnesota a couple years ago. My wife and I had Blue Cross and the kids had HealthNet. Both are good companies and we have no complaints, but Healthnet was not available in Minnesota, so we would have had to switch plans. With any preexisting conditions, switching plans can be a problem. Blue Cross, in my opinion is a better plan. Here is an article concerning the subject:

About The Blue Cross

Blue Cross was started in 1929 by Justin Ford Kimball, at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas. It was developed to guarantee teachers 21 days of hospital care for $6 a year. Later on the plan was enlarged to other people in the Dallas area and then throughout the country.

Edwards Does Not Specify Punishment For People Who Do Not Pay For Health Insurance Yet – Government To Help Low Income

Edwards Does Not Specify Punishment For People Who Do Not Pay For Health Insurance Yet – Government To Help Low Income

John Edwards

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards would like to force all Americans to pay for health insurance. Edwards says he can achieve universal coverage by “Requiring businesses and other employers to either cover their employees or help finance their health insurance.”

If a person is self employed, Edwards would require that person to get health insurance. He hopes to offset the cost by creating new tax credits, expanding Medicaid and SCHIP. Edwards hopes to lower the cost by creating regional “Health Markets” that would give the self employed more bargaining power.

Bush Health Care Plan Opposed By Democrats – Could Benefit The Self Employed Or Those Not Covered

Bush Health Care Plan Opposed By Democrats – Could Benefit The Self Employed Or Those Not Covered

Katherine Baicker

(Best Syndication) There are some concerns that President Bush’s new health care initiative to modify the tax code could benefit the wealthy. The President is proposing a plan that could benefit people and families who sign up for the Health Savings Accounts (HSA).

The administration has favored HSAs because it would “level the playing field”. According to Christopher Lee of the Washington Post, instead of leveling the playing field the plan could benefit the rich. Health economist, Mark B. McClellan said "I think it (the Bush plan) would be a big push for HSAs."

McClellan believes HSAs would be a good thing though. Other experts disagree. Traditional health insurance plans charge a $20 so-payment for visits to the doctor. The higher deductible plans require the insured to pay hundreds or thousands of dollars out of pocket before insurance kicks in.

Governor’s Universal Health Care Coverage In California Includes Illegal Immigrants - Opposed By Some Business Groups

Governor’s Universal Health Care Coverage In California Includes Illegal Immigrants -  Opposed By Some Business Groups

Schwarzenegger

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered his annual State of the State address in front of the joint session of the California State Legislature tonight. He talked about several topics including global warming, education and other hot button issues. But most eyes were on his health care initiatives.

His plan would cover illegal immigrants, raising concerns of immigration-control advocates. The governor said that we are all paying for the uninsured through our taxes and higher health insurance premiums. Hospitals pass along the cost of the noninsured to everyone that has insurance, according to Schwarzenegger.

Governor Schwarzenegger Calls For Universal Health Coverage Insurance For State of California – It will Cost $12 Billion

Governor Schwarzenegger Calls For Universal Health Coverage Insurance For State of California – It will Cost $12 Billion

Schwarzenegger

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today proposed a health care plan for the state, which he hopes would cover all residents. His plan would “require” all Californians to have health insurance, and would provide extremely low income residents financial help.

Some worry that the financial assistance to uninsured low income workers via a “state-administered purchasing pool” would include a tax on the middle class. Medi-Cal would still be available for the very poor.

The governor mentioned a “broken system” where hospital emergency rooms have been forced to close and some citizens have been declined for health insurance because of pre-existing conditions. He said today “More than 60 emergency rooms have closed over the past decade because they didn't want to keep treating people without insurance.

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