Reviewing my Vision Statement for 2017

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At the beginning of each month and year I write out a “Vision for ___”. I normally don’t make these public but a business adviser challenged m to review this with an accountability partner. I don’t have an accountability partner so I summarized the work here. (I’m sure that a new accountability partner should be […]

New Jersey’s TrumpCare Nullification Act

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On Thursday, the same day that 15 Republican US Senators unveiled a secret proposal to modify federal health care taxes, legislators in New Jersey filed a bill to nullify the effects of that possible change. The bill is known as the “TrumpCare Nullification Act” by creating the New Jersey Affordable Health Care Fund. Details are […]

Begin financial planning for health care changes now

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We expect major changes ahead to U.S. health care policy under the current federal leadership. We don’t know specifically what these changes will be and when the changes will come. Yet for those with chronic medical conditions, it makes sense to begin financial and legal preparations for the change now. One key aspect of the change […]

First look at the Republican health plan

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I just finished skimming the 106 page discussion draft of the Republican health plan. I probably understand less that 5% of it but am able to make a few observations. This draft is difficult to comprehend because of the many references to current sections of law. It will take awhile before a third party readable explanation […]

Alternatives to Obamacare

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What are consumers doing right now? I had a great telephone conversation with an experienced health insurance executive today. We talked about the hottest topic in the insurance industry: consumer alternatives to Obamacare. I mentioned that I’ve noticed increased consumer demand for products like Core Health Insurance that do not meet Obamacare standards. We discussed that: […]

One month past my hypertension crisis

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Yesterday marked one month since I was treated for an acute hypertensive event. After consulting with my personal physician on the telephone, I walked to a medical clinic in Vineland NJ on December 28 just as they were closing and an empathetic physician saw me and administered a drug to temporarily lower my blood pressure. […]

Personal health data on blood pressure

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Each of us has access to plenty of medical information. Yet I still find it difficult to sift through the mass of medical data to find the most relevant information to help manage my own health. I conclude that sometimes the best data is that which you collect yourself. Over the past month I’ve intensified data collection about […]

Three things that would make today a success

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I read an online article about a successful executive who had the daily habit each morning of writing himself a note on the topic ‘three things that will make today a success’ and carrying that note in his pocket throughout the day. It sounds like a great idea. I tried a similar version by putting […]

I’m grateful for a good personal physician relationship

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I had a routine annual physical exam recently. My personal physician of more than 30 years spent more than an hour doing various tests and chatting while we caught up and discussed a wide range of topics related to my health. Due to my temporary absence from the local area and other life situation oddities, […]