Monday, March 3, 2008

Physicians praise simple insurance coverage

We applaud American Medical News for reporting that transparency in health care is "hot" while proposed reform mandates are dead on arriaval. Full disclosure of facts, and not the push for more legislation, will be the effective medicine for improving our health care system.

Physicians want their patients to have simple easy to undersand health insurance coverage.
"There has been a lack of clarity about health plans' co-payments, deductibles, coverage, physician networks and other issues, so physicians backed measures to reduce this confusion, said Susan Strate, MD, immediate past chair of the TMA council on socioeconomics and a surgical pathologist in Wichita Falls, Texas". Short term medical insurance (STM) avoids these pitfalls by providing clear simple universal coverage with any medical provider in the U.S. STM is generally considered to be simple and generally problem-free because it avoids these entanglements.

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