CBO: Social Security and Medicare to become insolvent in the next 10 years.
Disappointing discovery: ChatGPT is politically biased.
FDA Commissioner Robert Califf: Low Generic Prices Can Lead to Drug Shortages. (InsideHealthPolicy – gated)
Florida Surgeon General issues an alert on adverse events connected to Covid vaccines.
Reasons to have more sex: it reduces pain, relieves stress, improves sleep, lowers blood pressure and strengthens heart health. (NYT)
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Republicans are trying to expand Medicaid in North Carolina. Obviously they did’t get the memo that the National Debt is going to increase by $22 trillion in the next 10 years. In other North Carolina news Blue Cross has been FIRED and loses the State employee contract that includes all North Carolina teachers.
Blue Cross of N Carolina is FIRED and they are pissed! North Carolina is different than other states because Blue Cross has a contract so all State employees and ALL teachers have one huge plan that costs $720 a month for an employee to add a spouse and child. Aetna takes the $10 billion contract.
For your information let’s compare the current Blue Cross premium for a teacher spending $720 a month to add her 30-year-old husband and child in Charlotte, N. Carolina zip code 28105. President Trump’s low-cost Individual insurance is $176 a month or $544 a month cheaper for the teachers! (Imagine if this family put the savings in their tax-free HSA)
So, the State of North Carolina is selling insurance to all teachers and state employees that cost OVER (4) times more than what the employees can purchase in the Free and Open Market, and then the State has the unmitigated audacity to call it a BENEFIT!
For your information now let’s look at the Obamacare Exchange for the husband and child in this zip code. Again Aetna is the cheapest plan with a dangerous and deadly HMO that pays NOTHING going out-of-network for just $495 a month. The Obama Hillary-Style HMO is almost (3) times more than President Trump’s plan.
This Charlotte zip code is very special because it has Obamacare PPOs so you can SEE the difference in price between an Obamacare HMO and PPO. The PPO cost for the husband and child from Wellcare (Centene) is $1,391 a month. The PPO costs more!