Governors Discuss Healthcare Challenges Facing States in 2013

Posted on: January 29th, 2013 by hmshealthcare

Members of the National Governors Association spoke recently about broad policy changes facing states in 2013 — including healthcare. Some governors are hoping the federal government will be flexible and allow states to submit their own innovative solutions to healthcare reform implementation. Others acknowledged that a one-size-fits-all approach would not be appropriate and encouraged states to keep their citizens’ needs in mind when developing a healthcare reform solution.

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  1. Lyudmila says:

    I think if each state had their own Health care reform plan there still would have to be gereialnzed rules/procedures for all across the states. Otherwise you would have people moving to other states to get into the best plan they thought fit their families particular health needs and fiances. (thus where the follow-up question you asked comes in)So in that aspect I don’t think it would work as efficient as having a Government plan where it is the same across the whole US.ORMaybe there should be some type of Healthcare reform where it is mandated strictly for the Health Insurances carriers that we already have. It seems they should be regulated more on making affordable pay scales for various types of income with better and more flexible coverage and payment plans. Private Insurance carriers are owned by individuals and corporations, they are in the business to make money as that is their business just like any other business they want to make a profit. It is not about healthcare it is a business nothing more and nothing less. In otherwords make it more structured and competitive so that new Insurance carriers can come into the market thus giving more options on carriers for everyone in all types of income levels. Right now it is very limited to only a handfull of carriers that own the whole Healthcare Insurance Industry so yes in CONTROL of your health. They can and do deny procedures and healthcare services all the time this is nothing new.Health care cost would have to be regulated also as of now the sky is the limit on what they charge. If you have insurance they charge the Insurance company about 40% sometimes up to 70% less then what they charge a person who has no insurance for the same procedure. I know this as fact as a clinic once explained it to me and how it works if you have insurance and those that do not. They explained this to me in detail when they asked if I had insurance and I asked what does it matter if I do or if I don’t as long as I pay the fees.So maybe if the Private insurance carriers and healthcare facilities, Pharmacies etc. had certain rules and payscales to follow then it might work otherwise I do not see it working if it was strickly state by state.The healtcare system is not working the way it is now and is out of control, this I think everyone can agree on, that something indeed needs to be done.

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