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I forget where I read this, but I remember reading someone's analogy that getting insurance is like gambling.  You are betting that something crappy will eventually happen to you.  And when something crappy FINALLY does happen, you win! 1hmm.gif   At least that round.  In the long run, however, the odds are stacked in the house's favor, and you will most likely end your life with a net loss in the "casino" of insurance.

Otherwise known as Insurance Actuary Tables. The snag for all of us gamblers before the Affordable Care Act was, the insurance company could keep changing the house rules as they applied to a specific person to ensure the house always won.
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post #42 of 47
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Especially in the disability insurance business, the insurance companies love it when you cancel!

Maybe the best part of the ACA (affordable care act or "Obamacare") is no more exclusions for pre-existing conditions. So if "something crappy" happens and it doesn't kill you, you can still get health insurance.

Amen to that. I had major surgery in 2000 and after the operation my long time insurance provider, Mutual of Omaha, called to say they were "not renewing my coverage". Not 'canceling', as that was illegal, just 'not renewing'. I was totally screwed with a 'pre existing condition' till the ACA. Now, I am back with a top notch BCBS, no questions asked.
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It is very interesting to get this perspective. My interest in HealthKit was how I could record and store my data like weight, blood glucose levels, etc.

But when I read this, it showed I had a tunnel vision and that the potential for this is huge.

 

I somehow feel that Tim wants to make Health his legacy and will push this constantly and make it a revolutionary thing with dedicated hardware and, of course, apps.

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I'd be interested to hear how any of this will be relevant to any user outside of the US. Anyone got a take on that aspect ?

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I'd be interested to hear how any of this will be relevant to any user outside of the US. Anyone got a take on that aspect ?

I expect medical records management is a challenge most everywhere.

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Furthermore, especially with medical records, whom would you trust to keep your records safe and private? Google? Amazon? Microsoft? Maybe Microsoft but I still trust Apple more. If only because secrecy is so ingrained in its culture so they already have the mindset and the procedures that engender privacy protection.

Corporate philosophies aside, how do those companies' actual security track records compare? Google, Amazon, and Microsoft all offer HIPAA-compliant web services. 

 

References:

http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Health-Care-IT/Microsoft-Adds-HIPAA-Compliance-in-Windows-Azure-for-Cloud-Health-Data-446671/

http://www.healthcareinfosecurity.com/google-amazon-adjust-to-hipaa-demands-a-6133

post #47 of 47
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Originally Posted by BestKeptSecret View Post
 

It is very interesting to get this perspective. My interest in HealthKit was how I could record and store my data like weight, blood glucose levels, etc.

But when I read this, it showed I had a tunnel vision and that the potential for this is huge.

 

I somehow feel that Tim wants to make Health his legacy and will push this constantly and make it a revolutionary thing with dedicated hardware and, of course, apps.

Tim is reportedly a fitness junkie; Apple could go far in this field.


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