Archive for February, 2010

 

What am I supposed to do?

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Alice Bleachy, Calais
I am on a very expensive brand name drug for which there is no generic equivalent. The insurance company has dropped this drug from its formulary for 2010. The alternative nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories in their formulary are untried by me and are also expensive. The cost of this drug is so high that [...]

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We Need to Disengage Health Care from Jobs

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Anonymous
I want to highlight some examples of how easy it is to be marginalized from access to healthcare in the State of Vermont. As someone who has an auto-immune disease I can not risk losing my insurance. At present I am eligible for coverage under my partner’s employer, but without that option I would be [...]

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Your Money or Your Life

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Walter Carpenter, Montpelier
This is only a synopsis of what I went through. The real story is, so far, 26 pages long. For good or bad I am old enough now to remember back to the mid part of the last century and a skit by a comedian named Jack Benny where a gunman holds [...]

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Administrative Costs of Health Care

Monday, February 1st, 2010

By Ellen Oxfeld, VT for Single Payer Supporter, Middlebury
In a recent legislative hearing at the state capital, representatives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont said that their administrative costs were less than 10 percent of every dollar spent on health care.  So, why do single payer advocates say that our present health [...]

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