How to Evaluate Any Health Reform Plan
There are a lot of ideas and plans out there for health care reform, and not all of them are good. How can you tell the good from the goofy? Let me introduce you to A Consumer Guide to State Health Reform. The guide tells you what kind of fairly simple information you need to gather about your state before you begin, and tells you where to find the info. Then the guide systematically takes you through a number of questions and related discussions so you can evaluate any health reform proposal:
# QUESTION I – How will this proposal make health coverage affordable for people with low- and moderate-incomes?
# QUESTION II – How will this proposal expand access and increase affordability in the private insurance market?
# QUESTION III – How will this plan incorporate comprehensive benefits?
# QUESTION IV – Who Provides Coverage?
# QUESTION V – How will you increase access to health care services and providers?
# QUESTION VI – How do you propose to fund state expansions?
# QUESTION VII – How do you propose to improve quality and reduce long term health spending?
# Glossary (Perfect for helping you to figure out the often strange language of health reform)
I think this is a great resource! Take a look at it and write a comment on this blog about whether or not you think it is useful. Love to hear feedback so I can make this blog as useful as possible to you, the reader.