Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care - What's In It For You

The House Energy and Commerce Committee has published a district by district breakdown of the benefits of the health care bill. If you want to see what is in it for you, this is a good place to look.

By the way, the commentary may refer to a reduction in the costs of uncompensated care to hospitals (basically the uninsured or underinsured). That is most assuredly not a reduction in costs. It is a reduction in payments. Presumably the slack will be taken up by insurance payments. For costs to be reduced we'd have to take a hard look at what is going into the charges being assessed for procedures, office visits, etc. That is not happening here.

1 comment:

Brian said...

Thanks for the link. I had a chance to review the 9th District and was amazed at the information contained on how the bill impacts the district's residents and businesses. That such documents are available for all districts in the U.S. is astounding to me. I also wanted to add the bill includes nonprofits along with for-profits for the portions dealing with employer-provided health care. Given the number of nonprofits who have had to cut their benefits, or who have had major increases (like ours), this is good news.

Brian White