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Employer-backed health insurance plans on life support?

I’ve been heard in these precincts and elsewhere on the topic of employer-backed group health insurance, and the reasons why I believe it’s an idea whose time has gone. Granted, I’ve felt like a little voice crying in the wilderness, but  with a firm conviction that I was just an early adopter of this opinion. So [&hellip

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Don’t wind up on the least-wanted list

Yes, kids, it’s that time of year again. ChristmaHanaKwanzaKah is once again in the hearts and on the minds of everyone from sea to shining sea – and beyond – so it’s time for a remedial lesson on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Lying. Here are the Mighty Casey Media rules for surviving [&hellip

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Why is business expected to pay for healthcare in the US?

I’ve asked this question frequently over the years, starting in the ’80s, continuing to today … and I’ll keep it up until someone realizes that it’s a failed paradigm. What we have here, kidz, is what happens when a society decides that socialism is anathema, but doesn’t empower and educate its citizens about how to [&hellip

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How far would you go for medical treatment?

No, not how far you’d go in the Denzel Washington/John Q/hold-a-hospital-hostage sense. In the get-on-a-plane-toward-care sense. Medical tourism has seen an exponential rise with patients in the US as health care costs and the number of uninsured patients have risen over the last 15 years. In a TIME magazine piece in 2006, Curtis Schroeder, CEO [&hellip

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The Story on the Whole Jobs Thing (at Least AFAIC…)

Jobs numbers have, to quote Forbes Magazine, fallen “off the table”. Everyone knows at least a dozen people who are un-, or at least under, employed. And several more who are decidedly nervous about their continued employment. Here’s what I’ve been thinking for quite a long time now: jobs are dead. Long live daily individual [&hellip

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