Monday, December 3, 2012

Mississippi's health insurance exchange now live

Mississippi's health insurance exchange is now active. is the title for the exchange. 


Anonymous said...

Paying the annual penalty will be cheaper.

Anonymous said...

Wait until all the koolaid drinkers who believed the Kenyan's bullshit get a load of those plan costs. Keep your doctor? SUCKERS.

Ignatius said...

Actually, I just tried it out and was quoted $180 per month. Two months ago, BCBS gave me a quote of $400 per month for the same deductible. That is some mighty fine tasting Koolaid. Cheers for the free market and easy access to health insurance quotes.

Benny053 said...

Where is the pizazz?! Did I miss it?

Anonymous said...

I have sold health insurance for 21 years. If anyone thinks an exchange makes what BCBS sells for $400, $180 with another company is about find out what window shopping the exchange is going to do to them. Unfortunately it will be at claim time.

Anonymous said...

8:18..obviously you are drinking something else other than kool-aid...when my tax dollars pay for something you are to lazy to work for thats not a free market. Dont worry, what goes around comes around. One day we will take something from you.

Anonymous said...

8:18 - I just tried it too and it is twice as much as we are paying now. The cheap plans have a 10k deductible. Oh yeah - we're probably paying for yours.

Anonymous said...

Hey, at least there is an ice skating rink in Madison.

Anonymous said...

There will be a free market available in America for any and all insurance products when each person is allowed to shop for and purchase insurance across state lines. Currently, there is NO free market for insurance in America.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of the providers that gave quotes. Pretty crappy plans overall. Thanks goodness Hussein saved us all from those terrible $1000 deductible plans that we are used to...

Anonymous said...

Medcare/medcaid already pay doctors half or less of what regular ins pays. And is more paperwork for the doctor. When this obama/crap kicks in and the govt cant make the numbers work it will be even worse. obamacare will dictate the prices in just about everything in the medical field. meds, diagnostics, equipment, ect. What if the govt came to your business and said HEY, FOR NOW ON YOU MAKE HALF...HOW LONG WOULD YOU STAY IN BUSINESS?

Anonymous said...

9:16 am...How long I stayed in business would depend on my mark-up and my actual expenses.

If I was also able to charge my customers for goods and services I could provide but my customers didn't want or need, I'd probably be ok.

As for me, I am cursed with remembering what medical care used to be like.

When I took a bad fall at age 14, one doctor fixed everything that was broken in one visit. I was able to see him right away. My doctor didn't charge me for the bandaid or the crutches, I just took the crutches back and the bandaid was a freebie.

My spill in this decade involved 3 doctors, a CAT and an MRI when 2 Xrays would have worked yet again. And, I sure didn't get " in" right away but had to endure a sleepless night as I knew my injuries ( which I described accurately in the first 2 minutes) didn't warrant an ER visit.

Multiple " specialist" referrals and unnecessary testing and even unnecessary surgery is the difference between the good medical care I received the first half of my life and what's happening now...not just to me but to my friends. And, oh my, there is a pill for everything these days, some of which have side effects worse than the presenting problem.

The medical " industry" has brought much of this on themselves. They could have policed their own ranks and focused on care delivery rather than profit margins. Good care delivery and profit aren't mutually's ridiculous to imagine they are.

Doctors were never other than among the most well to do in any community even back in the 1700s. They didn't become as wealthy as some of the industrialists, but they chose the satisfaction and community respect their profession brought.

I guess though, making a sick patient well, isn't satisfying anymore unless you can leave the hospital in a Lexus. Of course, in the process, the profession, like the legal profession before it , is continuing to lose trust and respect...things unfortunately, that money doesn't buy.

You can , however, buy a bunch of folks who will flatter you and pretend they like you in hopes of having you further their interests. Just don't screw up like some of the once respected wealthy have done in this town.

Anonymous said...

@10:21 don't blame the 3 doctors, cat scan etc on the medical pprofession. Put it on tort lawyers where it belongs. As long as our society continues to punish doctors for being human, they will continue to try to protect themselves by running every test known to man "just in case", regardless of the seemingly minor issue at hand. And neither should you lie to yourself by trying to convince yourself that your 1950 medical care was even close to the care you receive today or that your doctor didn't charge for the bandaid. Of course he did. He just didn't itemize on your bill.

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