Insurance Podcast Roundup – Week of January 16, 2012

headphones The Insurance Podcast Roundup is updated every week with brand new episodes of podcasts that focus on insurance related topics. This week, there are podcasts involving Express Scripts, demolished buildings, homeowners insurance rates, and spending on health insurance.

NPR has an episode of “All Things Considered” that was released on January 9, 2012. This episode is called “Why Millions of Prescriptions Will No Longer Be Filled at Walgreens”. This episode focuses on why negotiations broke down between Walgreens and Express Scripts, and how this has affected people who were used to filling out their prescriptions at Walgreens (and having their insurance cover it).

NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on January 10, 2012. This episode is called “Texas Asks Feds To Delay Health Insurance Rebate Plan”. This episode explains why Texas wants to delay the part of the medical loss ratio law that requires health insurers who failed to spend at least 80% of the money from their premiums on actual health care to give their customers a rebate.

KUHF.FM News has an episode that was released on January 9, 2012. This episode is called “Prudential Life Building Razed for MD Anderson Expansion”. The episode talks about why the building was demolished.

NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on January 16, 2012. This episode is called “The Sleep Apnea Business is Booming, and Insurers Aren’t Happy”. Health insurers, both public and private, are having to deal with covering expenses related to sleep apnea. There is a growing awareness of the disorder, which is making things even more expensive for insurers.

NPR has an episode of “Morning Edition” that was released on January 16, 2012. This episode is called “Homeowners Insurance Rates to Rise in 2012”. This quick little episode explains why that is going to happen.

NPR has an episode of “All Things Considered” that was released on January 12, 2012. This episode is called “Biggest Bucks in Health Care Are Spent On a Very Few”. This episode points out that the sickest people spend the most money on health care.

The Covert Rationing Blog has an episode that was released on January 16, 2012. This episode is called “Herd Medicine”. Dr. Rich explains his view that the ethical guidelines set by the American College of Physicians regarding cost effectiveness of health care is equivalent to how farmers save money by feeding all their cows antibiotics, (without weeding out the cows who are allergic to it).

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