Comments on: Evening Links 9-29 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/09/29/evening-links-9-29/ Option ARMageddon Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:06:34 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jturner http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/09/29/evening-links-9-29/comment-page-1/#comment-1999 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 21:11:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3812#comment-1999 I recently read some very interesting articles on global currency instability at http://www.goldalert.com and how the huge government deficits are further weakening fiat currencies, in addition to how the gold price and gold mining companies could stand to benefit from these policies. I think it is useful reading for anyone interested in the economy and role that govt plays in it.

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By: Andrew http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/2009/09/29/evening-links-9-29/comment-page-1/#comment-1982 Wed, 30 Sep 2009 03:18:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/rolfe-winkler/?p=3812#comment-1982 I was skeptical at first, but I’ve really gotten on board with my HSA high deductible plan. I’ve had a couple unusual items this year but it’s still saved me at least $400 v. the company PPO plan. It’s also helped modify my behavior as a healthcare consumer: a couple weeks ago I had a pain in a finger joint and I knew it was related to an old break that had healed improperly, but rather than use it as an excuse to take time off work and go to the dr I just dealt with it (since I knew what was wrong and while uncomfortable I knew there wasn’t really anything that could be done and it wasn’t acute pain).

All that aside I totally agree that to facilitate better consumption of healthcare pricing needs to be more transparent. If I had wanted an xray I would have no idea of how much that would have cost me so I have to decide if it’s worth my resources (time and money) to go to the dr without knowing half the information.

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