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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Reform

It will probably take months to figure out whether the health care reform bill has overall positive or negative effects. I am certainly hoping for the positive.
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Things that seem positive to me are the provisions for better preventive and primary care, the provision of insurance to additional millions of people, the subsidy of health insurance for small businesses, insurance companies' inability to exclude for prior medical conditions, and the elimination of a lifetime cap on insurance expenditures.

However, time will tell whether insurers will find a way to make these changes justify increases in premium. In addition, the supposed savings depend on Medicare not fixing the physician payment problem. This will push physicians out of Medicare and into other programs.

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