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Health Business Blog: Robots are coming. At 36 weeks, robot-assisted therapy and intensive therapy performed about the same, and both were superior to usual care.

The Digerati Life: ObamaCare timeline. Best artwork I’ve seen.

Maggie Mahar at Health Beat: Can fear of cancer cause even more suffering than cancer itself? Answer: Maybe.

Colorado Health Insurance Insider: “The idea that health insurance should be strictly a free market, unregulated product is popular among people who are healthy…” Yes. Just like life insurance is popular among the living and fire insurance is popular among people whose homes have not yet burned down and auto collision insurance is popular… Give me a break!

Jason Shafrin at Healthcare Economist has a good summary.

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  1. Devon Herrick says:

    The article mentions that free-market health coverage is popular among the healthy, because they can choose among numerous options. It should also be popular among older, less healthy individuals who squirreled money away in a Health Savings Account for the inevitable period in their lives when health status declines. The only obstacle is the transition period, during which young people need to begin depositing some of their premium dollars into an HSA. Employer-sponsored health plans inhibit the process somewhat, since middle-aged HR managers often favor traditional, low-deductible plans where premiums for younger workers cross subsidize the low-deductibles of older workers. Of course this is mostly the result of the tax preference for employee-sponsored, pre-paid health insurance.

  2. Bruce says:

    I like you comment on why the healthy like free market health insurance. What a shame that dead people cannot buy life insurance. They’re the ones who really need it.

  3. Nancy says:

    The robots are coming.

  4. Larry C. says:

    I don’t believe that fear of cancer can be worse than cancer.

  5. Bruce says:

    I’m sure that dead people wish there were no free market in life insurance. Afterall, it’s only after you die that you really need it.