Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Employers see health insurance costs jump 9%

Employers see health insurance costs jump 9%
This, shocking, news article declares that companies have seen a spike in health insurance of an unprecedented 9% when in 2010 the rise in insurance premiums for employers was a mere 3%.
I'm wondering if anyone remembers 2009 when insurance rates jumped 27%, 3x the rate of inflation?
Or who remembers what happened in 2010 that caused fear to ripple through the insurance industry keeping the cost increase contained at 3%?
That was health care legislation, or the Affordable Care Act, that capped yearly insurance premium increases at a maximum of 9%. This years spike is actually health insurance companies' taking every penny they can get.

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