Thursday, January 17, 2019

Links: ERISA Lawyer Fees; Fake Health News; Canadian Care; HSAs & Obamacare Waste, Cost Explosions & Deaths

Momma, don't let your babies grow up to be lawyers ... unless it's ERISA lawyers ..."[T]he court found that hourly rates of $450 for the associate on the case and $900 for the partner to be reasonable and within the prevailing rates in the market of ERISA attorneys.

The IRS overpaid nearly $4 billion to Obamacare customers through tax credits last year, and because of the way the law is written it can't even try to collect on a quarter of that.

Remember the claim that the ACA was going to reduce the cost of healthcare $2,500 per family?  Well, not so much.  ObamaCare to Cost Large Employers an Added $4,800 to $5,900 Per Employee Per Year.

Government Healthcare: Nothing like a 60 hour emergency room wait for a hospital bed. But hey, it's free!

#FakeHealthNews: Burying the Lede ... Rand Paul is scheduled to have the outpatient operation at the privately administered Shouldice Hernia Hospital in Thornhill, Ontario.

It Sure Looks Like This Obamacare Program Has Led to More People Dying. Under the health law, Medicare started penalizing hospitals for too many readmissions. Now mortality rates are up.

Wellness programs — which provide financial incentives for healthy activities or preventive care — don’t work, as numerous studies have shown. Here and Here

Hospitals are now required to post prices online. But most price lists are buried under many sub-menus or at the very bottom of a long page scroll. Nearly 75% of hospital websites in the study required three or more clicks to find the information. Some required 100s of clicks.

Cutting Employee Hours to Avoid ACA Requirements Costs Dave & Buster's $7.4 Million.

With HSA changes, here's how to find your best option.