September 12th, 2007 by David E. Williams of the Health business blog
Welcome to the latest edition of the Cavalcade of Risk! I had hoped to receive some medical tourism submissions that I could also feature on MedTripInfo, but alas none were forthcoming. No matter, there’s plenty of good stuff on other topics.
Smokin in the boys room. It could be risky to call Bill Clinton a “nasty, bad, naughty boy” if you are a big-time toe tapper like Senator Larry Craig, says yours truly.
Life’s a bitch and then you die. There was good news in Leona Helmsley’s will, at least for the dog, explains KCLau’s Money Tips.
Everyone was having a blast until a cell phone shut down the ER. InsureBlog informs us of how hospitals are trying to minimize the risk of disruption while enabling communications.
I went into medicine to be my own boss. Oops, that’s not exactly how it works in health care, learned GNIF Brain Blogger.
Unpalatable tradeoff. Colorectal Cancer Coalition says hormone replacement therapy reduces colorectal cancer risk but may increase breast cancer risk.
Snooze it or lose it. Cut your risk of high blood pressure by getting enough sleep, writes Future Pundit.
“Cash paying Botox patient? Step to the front… You with the suspicious mole, take a number!” Cato@Liberty explains how dermatologists sniff out the cash.
Dutch treat. The Netherlands does a good job balancing social justice and economic efficiency in its health care finance system, says Healthcare Economist.
Note to self: don’t get cancer. Even with “good” health insurance you can still get screwed, says The Agonist.
You are what you eat. And wouldn’t you rather be quinoa or amaranth? Wenchypoo shows the way.
There’s a Doctor/Go to the Mirror. Does the medical establishment have the right to say mini-clinics are too risky? Health Business Blog thinks not.
Economics, finance and insurance
Nothing like a bit of a downturn to keep everyone honest. That’s the view from Adventures in Money Making.
Hello kitty! Cat bonds are playing a bigger role in the transfer of catastrophic risk, according to Specialty Insurance Blog.
Bring ‘em on! Business leaders expect violence and instability but retain their enthusiasm for investing, says Sox First.
Ignorance was bliss. More disclosure of pension plan risks is on the way, notes Pension Risk Matters, but the market might not be ready for it.
Enticing pricing. The Fed shouldn’t mess up the repricing that’s going on in the mortgage markets, says Finaxyz.
Counting on counterparties. Counterparty credit risk management is still the best way to limit the potential for hedge funds to generate systemic disruptions says Jim Hamilton’s World of Securities Regulation.
Don’t touch those goalposts when implementing workers comp reform, warns Workers’ Comp Insider.
Church lady won’t be pleased when she learns that Progressive Insurance has been spying on the flock, says New York Personal Injury Law Blog.
Don’t adversely select my cherry picker! Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review sets things straight on health insurance regs.
Think globally, act locally
Catch a wave and your sittin’ on top of the world. A tsunami could devastate the Bay of Bengal and it’s worth learning some lessons from Indonesia’s experience, says Climate of the Future.
Easy money. If you leave some $$$ out in the open maybe the burglar won’t trash your house looking for more, advises Money, Matter, and More Musings.
That’s it for the current edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.
Now get back to work before you get fired!