Archive for November, 2013

My ObamaCare Decision: Defer Until Next Year!

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

As recent readers to my blog know I’ve been going through the process of collecting information to make a decision about my family’s health insurance needs for the future. I’ve made that decision, enacted it, and now am free-and-clear to resume living my life until this time next year when I’ll need to decide what to do for 2015.

Obama Un-Cancels non-ACA Plans … But Will ACA Plans Still be Affordable?

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Ok, so on the surface this is good for me. It lets me keep my plan. (Edit: no, it won’t. New Hampshire has opted not to extend the cancelation deadline, likely for the reasons I originally detailed below). But… we’re also still mandating that insurance companies must take people with pre-existing conditions. And now we’re (effectively) saying […]

Swatch Sistem51 Not Due for USA Release until Early 2014

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Earlier this year Swatch made waves in the watch industry when they introduced the Sistem51, a watch with a mechanical movement whose assembly is fully-automated. This keeps costs down (think $150) while presumably preserving high quality (they say the watch is regulated by a laser at the factory and requires no further tuning). Initially rumored for […]

Obama Apologizes to Those of us Losing Our Great Health Insurance Plans

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

On Wednesday, President Obama sat down with NBC and issued what amounts to a blanket apology to people like me who had very good health insurance plans which will be canceled as a part of ACA/ObamaCare next year (plans that he has called “substandard”). Apology accepted. And Obama also deserves a heartfelt attaboy for stepping up […]

On Bloomberg TV After Last Week’s Apple Event

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

After last week’s Apple Event in San Francisco I had a chance to chat with Bloomberg’s Jon Erlichman on Pimm Fox’s show. It was a fun chat, despite the treachery of the cars racing by just inches behind us! The thing that most impressed me at the event was the iPad Air. We got to […]