America's Families Are Drowning in Medical Debt

Posted October, 2 2008 by arianne

A new study released by the Center for Studying Health System Change finds that 57 million families have trouble paying medical bills–an increase of 14 million people since 2003.  Half of the families studied have a debt of $1,903. Although, the overall rate of medical bill problems is far higher for uninsured individuals, the study […]

Save the Date! Health Foundation Hosts Insurance Conference

Posted October, 1 2008 by arianne

On November 17, 2008, the New York State Health Foundation (“NYSHF”) is hosting a conference: “Reforming New York’s Individual Insurance Market.” Advocates, consumers, insurers, policymakers, researchers, and providers are encouraged to attend.  For more information and registration details, please see: New York State Health Foundation conference.

"Critical Condition" An Important Documentary on America's Uninsured

Posted September, 30 2008 by arianne

Tune in tonight to watch a documentary that should be required viewing for anyone interested in the health care debate. “Critical Condition” is a film that follows four average Americans suffering from a variety of ailments and struggling to get by without health insurance. The documentary will air tonight at 9pm on PBS. For more information, […]

Health Premiums Up 5% in 2008

Posted September, 25 2008 by arianne

Job-based family premiums rose to an average of $12, 680 per year, according to a new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research Education Trust. The jump represents a 5% increase for workers this year, and more than double of what they paid nine years ago. Premiums are once again outpacing wages. Small […]