Archive for March 16th, 2015

Will H.B. No. 3453 Destroy TRS ActiveCare?

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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Texas state representative J. M. Lozano filed House Bill (3453) on March 12, 2015. If passed the bill will take effect on September 1, 2015 and will allow participating school districts to leave TRS ActiveCare.

School districts currently participating in the TRS ActiveCare program are prohibited from leaving.

If districts are allowed to come and go as they please, adverse selection will begin an irreversible death spiral – TRS ActiveCare could end up being an insurer of last resort.

Should HB 3453 become law many expect a strong “run on the bank.” Will El Paso Independent School District be the first to leave? See¬†El Paso ISD Votes To Leave TRS ActiveCare

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Drug Makers Form Alliance With Idiots

Monday, March 16th, 2015

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“With the price of some treatments topping $100,000, patient (idiot) groups are pushing for state laws to make sure carriers (mean & nasty insurance companies) cover most of the costs. Their campaign is backed by an important ally: the drug industry.”

What these mental giants don’t seem to understand is that they are paying these costs through higher insurance premiums. The mean and nasty insurance companies simply pass on costs while taking their cut at the same time. And, with the Minimum Loss Ratio mandate in place the more the costs the more insurance companies are allowed to make. So these idiots are actually ¬†screwing themselves by helping pharmacy manufacturers and insurance companies earn more money at their expense.

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