Thursday, December 23, 2010

The grinch who stole health care reform?

Families USA does a great job reminding us of all the good the Affordable Care Act has already done with their holiday-themed post, "Five things the health care grinches don't want under your tree this year." The Republicans (and some Democrats) are looking forward to dismantling the law. We hope they don't want to roll back everything we've gotten so far: coverage for all kids regardless of health problems, no cost-sharing for most preventive services in new health plans, help for businesses to cover their employees, coverage for young adults, and new high risk pools for people with pre-existing conditions. Plus there's more to come in January of 2011, including lower drug costs for seniors on Medicare; free preventive services for seniors; requirements for insurance companies to spend premiums on care, not on advertising; and help coordinating safe discharges from hospital to home for vulnerable patients. Read more at Families USA's Stand Up for Health Care project and at

Happy holidays, and we look forward to working with all of you next year as week keep fighting for health for all.


  1. Health care reform, or any other attempts to cut medical costs or improve the system, can go only so far, if health insurance companies don't pay their bills for the medical care they are supposed to insure. Physicians are put in the position of having to increase fees or reduce care, if many of their bills go unpaid by carriers, forcing doctors to find the money or savings elsewhere. That's why offshore medical billing services can help, not hurt, the U.S. economy and the U.S. health care system. Offshore collection services in India, for example, efficiently take on the carriers and make them pay the legitimate claims that they so often try to avoid paying. That's health care reform you can believe in!

    James P. John
    Medical Billing Manager

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