Navigation Links
Hospitals Agree to Pay Fees in Exchange for More Income, but Consumers in the Dark About What They'll be Charged Under Nunez Plan
Date:9/6/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said today that the Sacramento health reform debate has focused too much on what hospitals will pay in fees for access to more patients, rather than what reform efforts will cost consumers.

Yesterday, FTCR sent a letter to legislative leaders urging answers to the question of whether there will be any limits placed on how much individuals and employees will pay for the coverage they are required to buy. Read FTCR's letter at: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/healthcare/pr/?postId=8467.

As written, Nunez's bill, AB 8, and a companion measure, AB 2, will require employees to pay an unspecified amount for an insurance policy. Nunez has stated in press reports that he may be willing to support a state law requiring that all Californians buy coverage from private companies without limits on price or guarantees on benefits.

FTCR said the fundamental flaw in the debate is focusing on the medical-insurance complex's interests without no attention to how much consumers and workers will be forced to pay for coverage and what that coverage will provide. The fees on hospitals will be more than offset by increased government payments for providing coverage to the uninsured. Yet employees making over 300% of the poverty level will be forced to pay, under Nunez's plan, up to 5% of their income for a health insurance policy, and possibly many thousands of dollars more in high deductibles and co-pays.

FTCR is California's leading public interest watchdog. For more information, visit us on the web at http://www.ConsumerWatchdog.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Foundation for Taxpayer & Consumer Rights
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Apollo Hospitals to consider listing on US Bourses in 2003
2. Greater volume hospitals better for stroke
3. Apollo Hospitals Collaborates With Histostem For Stem Cell Therapy
4. Indian Hospitals – A Destination For Quality Medical Care
5. Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals
6. Indian hospitals require International Accreditation
7. Quality Awareness In Hospitals Can Reduce Mortality Rate Of Patients
8. First PET-CT guided radiotherapy in India was performed by Apollo Hospitals
9. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
10. Global Hospitals coming to city of Joy
11. Religious Leaders condemn determination of sex in hospitals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/16/2017)... ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of healthcare ... problems. As a way to further its mission at the grassroots level, iaedp ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... NY (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 , ... In ... accounts in the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This certification ... to independently test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the 60+ ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... San Francisco Magazine recently ... Area counties for 2017. Almost 1,000 nominations were submitted and a little over ... Results were announced the magazine’s January 2017 issue . , Under the ...
(Date:1/14/2017)... ... 2017 , ... According to a December 9 article ... the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and cardiovascular disease. Southern California based ... linked to a Mediterranean diet are only some of the many reasons that ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... ... , ... A January 10 article in the Daily Star on ... with an emphasis on some new techniques that the publication says are becoming more ... casually to his patients and colleagues as Dr. J, comments that the best plastic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... 2017 Stock-Callers is currently reviewing the ... (NASDAQ: WMGI ), Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: ... MDXG ), and NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA ). ... to a negative finish on Thursday, January 12 th , ... while shares of health care companies in the S&P 500 ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... , January 13, 2017 ... "Transfection Reagents and Equipment Market by Method (Biochemical ... Application (Biomedical, Protein Production), End User - Global ... studies the global market from 2016 to 2021. ... Billion by 2021 from USD 715.4 Million in ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... 13, 2017 Wichita Laser Clinic ... treatments to Wichita, Kansas featuring ... treatments for skin rejuvenation, getting rid of unwanted tattoos, ... vascular lesions. "Since being in the aesthetics ... Wichita for laser tattoo removal and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: