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Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

As the Supreme Court prepares to administer a constitutional checkup to President Barack Obama’s historic health care reform, I would respectfully request that they weigh the alternative as well. The 26 states opposing the Affordable Care Act insist that its individual mandate, which requires all Americans to purchase health insurance or face a fine beginning

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Friday, September 30, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The financial burden of health insurance for American workers and their families increased this year in what some analysts predict may be a harbinger of premiums to come. According to the annual survey released Tuesday by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, the average cost for employer-sponsored family health insurance

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Friday, September 23, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

One million more young adults are covered by health insurance today than last year, thanks to President Obama’s health care reform package. While the sputtering economy has caused an alarming number of Americans to drop their health coverage, a new Gallup poll found one bright spot: the number of adults ages 18 to 25 without health

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Let’s cut to the chase regarding Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s outlandish assertion that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme: It just ain’t so, with a Texas-size period. The fact that Perry’s remark garnered cheers from a largely tea party crowd at last week’s GOP presidential debate only illustrates that neither the governor nor the tea

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Friday, September 16, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Many of the same forces behind the constitutional challenge to President Obama’s historic health care reform are simultaneously waging an unconstitutional war on women’s health. Laura Bassett, writing in Huffington Post, says that 18 states have passed one or more measures to limit the services that Planned Parenthood can offer in what she calls an

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Friday, September 9, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

When terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center 10 years ago this weekend, it was the largest single insurance loss in history, resulting in an estimated $33 billion in insured damages and shaking the insurance industry worldwide. Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute, witnessed firsthand the attacks on what is now known as

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Shopping for cheap employer-sponsored health insurance? You might want to avoid upscale destinations in Arizona and Florida and instead look into a job in “flyover country” – Texas, Arkansas and the Midwest. According to a new study by Thomson Reuters, moving from the nation’s most expensive to the least expensive employer-based health care market could save you

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Friday, September 2, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

As predicted, Hurricane Irene developed into the “perfect storm,” an enormous, lumbering continent-sized sponge from hell that seemed to soak up half the Atlantic Ocean and redistribute it with disastrous effect from the Carolinas to the Canadian border. Experts predict that Irene could rank as one of the 10 costliest natural disasters in U.S. history,

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 11:42 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Virginia and rattled the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday shook more than the floorboards: It also awakened millions of Americans to the fact that their homeowners insurance likely does not cover earthquakes. As homeowners in California and other quake-prone states well know, earthquakes are generally excluded from a standard homeowners insurance policy,

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:00 am
By Jay MacDonald · Bankrate.com

Will shopping for health insurance one day be as easy as shopping for yogurt? The engineers behind the health care reform rollout are giving it their best shot with their draft of a simplified standard summary form that aims to take the “un” out of unintelligible. The draft summary, published by the Department of Health and

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