Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Best Health Care Insurance Plans in America?

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Best Health Insurance Plans in America. Wondering about the best health care insurance plans in the United States? Here’s a ranking from the US News and World Report.

According to the magazine, the ranking is based on “data collected and analyzed by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, managed care’s major accrediting and standards-setting body. Scores of 0 to 100 reflect member satisfaction, success relative to other plans in preventing and treating illness, and NCQA accreditation.”

Best Commercial Plans
1 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care (HMO/POS) Mass., Maine 91.1
2 Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England (HMO/POS) N.H. 90.2
3 Tufts Associated Health Maintenance Organization (HMO/POS) Mass., N.H., R.I. 89.9
4 Grand Valley Health Plan (HMO) Mich. 89.4
5 Capital Health Plan (HMO) Fla. 89.0
6 Geisinger Health Plan (HMO/POS) Pa. 88.6
7 Fallon Community Health Plan (HMO/POS) Mass. 88.0
8 Health New England (HMO/POS) Conn., Mass. 87.9
9 CIGNA HealthCare of New Hampshire (HMO/POS) N.H. 87.7
10 Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin (HMO) Wis. 87.6

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Lux 1540 Laser: Is it Worth It? Is it an Effective Stretch Marks Treatment?

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Lux 1540 Laser: Is it Worth It? Is it an Effective Stretch Marks Treatment? Apparently, the good people of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have approved the use of Lux1540 Laser as a device to erase your stretch marks.

It’s kinda expensive (costing at £1,200 in the U.K.) but its developer, Dr Maurice Adatto, insists that its worth every cent you’ll gonna pay for it.

According to the Daily Mail, Dr. Addato — a specialist in dermatology, laser and cutaneous surgery — had this to say about his product: “Clinical studies have shown that patients treated with the Lux1540 laser achieved an average improvement of between 51 per cent and 75 per cent in the appearance of their striae. The treatment had little or no impact on patients’ daily activities.”

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