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Health Insurance Companies Easing Burden of High COBRA Costs

Senate Health Committee Chairman, Senator Kemp Hannon, announced a part of the recently adopted a new budget, which enables health insurance companies to carry individuals under their parent's policy to age 25, instead of age 19 for those who do not go to college and 23 for those who do.

The part of the bill, announced at a University Student Center during a June 1 press conference, will be a relief to many parents and young people facing extremely high COBRA costs when their child reaches the age of ineligibility under their plan, but is either still in school or searching for employment. The legislation also assists those young 20-somethings who are bearing the brunt of their own health insurance costs by enabling them to obtain health insurance coverage through their parents.

"We have to be realistic," Senator Hannon said. "With double and triple majors and five-year master's programs, many of our young people are not graduating college when they are 21 anymore…

Health records on internet

Privacy groups are sounding alarms as the nation's largest insurance companies finalize plans to allow millions more customers to post their health records on the Internet.

Insurers like Aetna Inc. say Web-based tools help patients and physicians keep track of medical information while potentially holding down spiraling medical costs.

About 100 million insurance customers in the U.S. have access to Web-based tools, but companies don't have an estimate of how widely they are used. Insurers hope to at least double the technology's reach by the end of next year.

Aetna chief executive Ronald Williams says the change is as revolutionary to health care as the introduction of the ATM card was to banking in the 1980s.

But privacy advocates say there's no guarantee the records will be safe from hackers. Some worry patients may refuse to disclose some illnesses to their doctors to keep documents out of databases.

"As a former nurse, I know that back in the 1980s, patients who we…

SMS Accelerator For Symbian 3rd

This application accelerator to send of SMS messages for your nokia symbian series 60 3 rd editin. It is recommended that you install this application to prevent slowness in SMS sending, which may occur over time if you send lots of SMS messages.

You can download this application, then transfer and install it on your phone. This can be done in the following ways:
Download to your PC and transfer it to your memory card or phone, then run the application.
Use PC Suite "Install Applications".
Download directly from the nokia.com link in your phone's Services browser (where available) to your phone and install.

Please note that some users may find that the handset runs slower for a few minutes after the installation, before returning to normal. The application is invisible to the user.

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Will not be posting for awhile

I will not be able to post anything here for awhile, as I will be gone for 3 weeks starting today. So no, I did not abandon the blogging world, but am just on vacation from it.

In the meantime, why not join (for free) the Conference Board of Canada and download some of their reports on Canada's economy or sustainable urban transport. Interesting reads ……

Will not be posting for awhile

I will not be able to post anything here for awhile, as I will be gone for 3 weeks starting today. So no, I did not abandon the blogging world, but am just on vacation from it.

In the meantime, why not join (for free) the Conference Board of Canada and download some of their reports on Canada's economy or sustainable urban transport. Interesting reads ……

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