Cavalcade of Risk: Come to the Carnival

July 18, 2007


We’re hosting the latest Cavalcade of Risk, the blog “carnival” for insurance wonks like ourselves. As always, it’s an embarrassment of riches:

Joe Paduda hits us with the latest in his seven-part (so far) series entitled “Why universal coverage is bad.” (Spoiler: He doesn’t really think it’s bad.)

Ezra Klein points to a recent study that says electronic health records – which both he and I have been touting – may not be all they’re cracked up to be. (Although, as I point out here, that may well be the result of unimaginative design that fails to use digital tech to linked to the right knowledge bases.)

Leon Gettler has an interesting post on Climate change litigation risk at Sox First, saying, “Lawyers are cashing in on climate change and that’s creating a new field of litigation risk … Attorneys expect a bonanza of climate-related work tied to government regulation, lawsuits against energy companies and new markets that will trade the rights to emit carbon. Carbon trading will be a big market so that means plenty of litigation.”

David E. Williams presents Health Business Blog » Blog Archive » Veggie booty recall: Update posted at Health Business Blog, saying, “Can the makers of Veggie Booty pass the buck?” He also asks where the import problems with China fit into all of this.

Bob Laszewski has an excellent post on a new Rand study that suggests lower insurance premiums would not significantly reduce the ranks of the uninsured. I wrote about that study, too, with a slightly different angle – but Bob cuts right to the chase.

And as long as we’re talking about me … I also wrote about some interesting news on the Health IT front, and looked at the political fight in Florida over personal injury protection in auto insurance and its relationship to the health mandate issue.

Henry Stern, LUTCF, CBC presents USFL has left the Building posted at InsureBlog, saying, “SUMMARY: The market for “high risk” folks looking for life insurance just got a bit smaller.”

Jon Coppelman of Workers’ Comp Insider illustrates the risks that small businesses face if they don’t buy workers’ comp coverage. He calls the post “The Great Pizza Bust.”

Dmitriy Kruglyak offers two posts from the Institute For the Future conference (wish I had been there): one on People Powered Health Care and one announcing a new health summit.

At Health Affairs Blog, Rob Cunningham discusses the topic of unfair health care treatment as reported in the U.K. Whitehall studies, and asks: “Can anyone imagine the U.S. health policy community taking on the issue of fairness?”

egon presents Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Group Health Insurance Coverage posted at

Louise at Colorado health Insurance Insider writes about Angelina Ortiz, who has asthma and requires meds costing $1200/month.

Penelope Trunk presents New research reveals some new ways to buy happiness, sort of posted at Brazen Careerist by Penelope Trunk, saying, “The tenuous relationship between money and happiness is examined.”

Jason Shafrin presents ESD: Louis Eeckhoudt at Healthcare Economist, saying, “Prudence is discussed in an economic micro theory context with an application to health.”

Leon Gettler presents Corporate risk gaps posted at Sox First, saying, “Companies might be skilled at handling credit, market and financial risk, but they are hopeless when dealing with emerging risk issues of climate change, holding on to talent, and terrorism, according to a new report.”

There’s another set of entries that focus more on personal finance, which isn’t my thing do I can’t comment much. They include:

Silicon Valley Blogger presents 5 Tips On Evaluating Your Investment Portfolio Performance posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “Balance risk with return in order to be comfortable about investing. In order to control risk, keep tabs on your portfolio and watch how it performs. Here are some tips to evaluate your portfolio.”

Aaron Wakling presents Don?t Allow A Low Credit Score To Cost You Thousands Per Year posted at The Credit & Credit Card Blog, saying, “Did you know that a low credit score could be costing you hundreds and even thousands of dollars per year, and perhaps even more? What’s more, were you aware that there is something you can do about that?”

Eric Hudin presents Estate – Don?t Be Left Holding The Bag posted at My Estate Planning Career Blog, saying, “Ned almost lost the farm that had been in his family for 8 generations! Make sure you dont make the same mistake Ned did.”

Allen Taylor presents What Are Your Wealth-Building Goals? posted at Investing World Today, saying, “The money is out there. No matter how many people tell you that we are in the midst of a starvation economy, that the market is doing this or that, and that it’s too risky to play the game, so to speak, people are getting rich every day. That is the reality.”

Tim Ramsey presents Debt Consolidation Loan To Deliver You From Debt posted at My Debt Relief Blog, saying, “High amount of debt needs a drastic solution and a debt consolidation loan is the best solution that can unburden your load of debt.”

KCLau presents Asset Allocation Application in Unit Trust Investment posted at KCLau’s Money Tips, saying, “Asset allocation involves dividing an investment portfolio among different asset categories, such as stocks, bonds, and liquid cash. The right mix for a person is actually very personal.”

Eric Stanley presents Need a Money Making Idea? posted at Personal Finance Blog Articles, saying, “There are so many money making ideas you can choose from online that anyone, no matter what skill level, can find something.”

Thomas Humes presents Retirement – The Real Cost of Procrastination posted at Wealth Building World, saying, “If you want to accumulate $1,000,000 when you are 65, how much would you have to save? It all depends on when you get started.”

Super Saver presents Estimating How Long One Will Live posted at My Wealth Builder, saying, “This calculator uses risk factors to estimate life expectancy. It can help one determine which risks may be the good to minimize or eliminate.”

Ryan presents 101 Ways to Trim Your Budget posted at Care on Credit.

edithyeung presents 7 Phrases Successful People Would Never Say posted at Edith Yeung.Com: Dream. Think. Act., saying, “Business Success Tips”

Warren Wong presents Why You Should Start Saving Money Today posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, “Starting Saving Money Today! Why? It’s the difference between being broke and being a millionaire!

That concludes this edition. Submit your blog article to the next edition of cavalcade of risk using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


10 Responses to “Cavalcade of Risk: Come to the Carnival”

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  2. hgstern Says:

    What a great job, Richard! I am bowled over by the quantity AND the quality of these posts.

    Thank you so much for hosting!!

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  5. KC Lau Says:

    Thanks for featuring my post here. Great carnival!

  6. Jennifer Says:

    There is a general discussion of health care issues at this blog:

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