February 6, 2014

Rocky Mountain High Premiums

1 10 Areas That Pay Most for Health Insurance

A study by Kaiser Family Foundation researchers has listed the 10 areas with the highest health insurance premiums in the U.S., generally because those areas have more people in poor health, fewer people covered by any employer-sponsored insurance, or a shortage of hospitals and medical specialists who can therefore charge insurers higher prices. Colorado's mountain resort region is the costliest, at an average $483 per month, followed by southwestern Georgia ($461), rural Nevada ($456), far western Wisconsin ($445), southern Georgia ($423), most of Wyoming ($405), southeast Mississippi ($399), all of Vermont ($395), Fairfield, Connecticut ($383) and all of Alaska ($381). Prices are based on the premiums for a Silver plan, the most popular, for a 40-year-old individual.

More at Npr.org | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Walgreens Will Sell Health Insurance

Tags: Cost of Health Insurance, Health Insurance Premiums by Location, Ten Most Expensive Areas for Health Insurance

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From 260 Pounds to 105

2 Latest The Biggest Loser Winner Too Skinny?

"Why body shame her and not past winners? "
- Shellie in the comments

"The Biggest Loser" crowned a new winner, Rachel Frederickson, but some say she's too skinny now. Rachel's previous weight was 260 pounds, and her current weight is 105 pounds. Rachel lost 60 percent of her body weight by exercising "kind of all day," reports Slate. Her exercises of choice were treadmill, walking, standing, Zumba and spin. Slate reports that when Rachel appeared on stage to debut her new body on "The Biggest Loser," her trainers "looked concerned and aghast" while "tepid applause" emanated from the audience.

More at Slate | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: The Biggest Loser, Winner the Biggest Loser Too Skinny, Rachel Frederickson

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