Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 30, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald ·

America’s breakthrough single-payer health care system for the elderly has plenty to celebrate at 50.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald ·

A new “Surgeon Scorecard” helps consumers pick a surgeon based on their past performance.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Jay MacDonald ·

Health insurers tap “big data” to uncover cost savings. But is there a risk to patient privacy?

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald ·

New York specialty insurer blames Obamacare for limiting profits on its health insurance products.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald ·

Starbucks springs for employee college tuition now that Obamacare takes care of their health insurance.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:05 pm
By Jay MacDonald ·

A new study shows the widespread impact of health reform on individual policy growth.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014 4:14 pm
By Crissinda Ponder ·

One Florida restaurant chain has added a 1 percent “Obamacare surcharge” to diners’ tabs.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 4:42 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Figuring out if you’ve saved enough to pay for health care is one of the retirement planning challenges, and the uncertainty about how health care reform will affect Medicare and other insurance plans doesn’t make things any easier. Lots of people object to health care reform, but Medicare, which incorporates many of the same principals,

Friday, July 16, 2010 11:57 am
By Jay MacDonald ·

Now the delicate courting dance begins between the Obama administration and health insurance companies like Aetna, Cigna, WellPoint and UnitedHealth Group who fought like trapped ferrets to avoid being dragged to the “Obamacare” prom. The foot-dragging is understandable: These are the same health insurance companies that Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has been beating about the