A 10% gain on $41,730.00 invested in United Healthcare or [more]
Bush appointee and FEMA head Michael Chertoff had to deal with a public relations blunder. It seems a couple of his FEMA people decided to stage a press conference and got caught. Rather than just issue a press release they decided it would better to pretend they were reporters and ask FEMA Deputy Director Harvey Johnson some easy questions. Poor Michael Chertoff showing no understanding of the effects of managements behavior on employee behavior was reported complaining he "can't explain why it happened". I thought I would like to help and I believe this article explains alot. [more]
I was feeling remorseful this morning. I was feeling badly about my response to Kitsapbabes post about universal healthcare. I had pointed out that his/her/its statistics were ridiculously exagerated and that the conclusion in favor of Private Health Care was therefore faulty. I pointed out that anyone who needed to exaggerate statistics did not believe their own argument. And my statistics are correct. What made me remorseful was the tone of my post. I was angry and suggested lying was going on. Not an honest mistake, but deliberate lying. And I know accusations of lying like that can slow the honest exchange of ideas. My post had correct information. My post had links to my sources. My post received only one rec. Kitsapbabes post was factually incorrect and received 6 recs. Perhaps the Fool community did not approve of the tone of my post. In retrospect I do not either. But at least one Fool approved of my post. So I will try again. [more]
No Honey, it was just another boring business meeting.
Let me know if this story turns up on FOX news.
Gotta love long multi-page contracts. A good legal department thinks they can hide anything in there. But thats o.k. they do not have a chance against my high school education, sharp wit and detailed grasp of all things physical. I have worked to long and hard and acquired to much mechanical expertise. People say their health insurers are sneaky and dishonest and that they feel the insurers are not delivering quality insurance. Well I am not getting screwed by a redefined word or two. Promises are promises and I will see that they are kept. My health insurer promised me I could see the Doctor of my choice and damn it I do. They did not promise they would pay for every wild and wacky treatment he recommends and they don't. My wife was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and had a small lump removed and got an "all clear" from the follow up tests. As a preventative measure our Dr recommended radiation and the insurer paid some of it. And the Dr recommended 5 years of Evista as a precaution and it is covered in the plan. So I go to the pharmacist with my $20.00 co-pay to get the 90 day prescription filled and the pharmacist tells me my insurer will only pay to fill Evista for 30 days at a time. Well damn it, they promised me my co-pay is $20.00 and that is all I am going to pay. [more]