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NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.

Getting less for more: The average health insurance premium paid by Massachusetts residents increased by 9.7% between 2009 and 2011, while the value of the coverage declined by 5.1%.

The average physician spends almost 11 percent of his or her career practicing in the shadow of an unresolved malpractice claim.

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  1. Dewaine says:

    “NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.”

    Any chance of consequences?

  2. Buster says:

    The average physician spends almost 11 percent of his or her career practicing in the shadow of an unresolved malpractice claim.

    There was a recent story in the newspaper about a Texas jury slapping a corporation with a $20 million damage award and another $115 million penalty for a Texas franchisee’s grievance (which was probably only worth a couple million, if any).

    This was not a medical case. But it’s easy to see how something like this hanging over your head could really effect your ability to perform your job and make you cynical. The threat of losing your life savings would make you view each patient as a potential adversary. That’s not the way to practice medicine.

  3. Dewaine says:

    “Getting less for more: The average health insurance premium paid by Massachusetts residents increased by 9.7% between 2009 and 2011, while the value of the coverage declined by 5.1%.”

    This should be easy to prevent, but we can’t get a consensus on why this happens.

  4. Jimmy says:

    “NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.” – Sounds like they are doing their job.

    • Sam says:

      Insightful comment, Jimmy. What we know is we don’t know much and what we don’t know is that we can’t possible know it all.

  5. Howard says:

    How common are malpractice claims? If doctors are hit with these frequently, it has to hurt their career in one way or another.

  6. francis says:

    The malpractice in blood of insurance companies.The star health and allied insurance company Andheri Mumbai has mis sold policy due to which senior citizen has to go in mental stress.The premium has been increased 100%.The premium demanded rs 15000 for sum insured rs 300000.I gave complaint to greivence cell but they replied facilities are increased hence increase.But my sons have same policy and their premium increased only 10%.Then demanded formula of 100% increase but no reply given though 15 days passed.i wrote to chairman.he only replied and requested me to take matter to mumbai office and he did not intervene.on second letter he forwarded the letter saying “team do the needful.I had also complained to IRDA and govt officers and complaint forum but no resoulation.The polcy no is P/171100/01/2013/006396.The firm also refuse to give hard copies to online renewal.