Transition: The Grey “Inbetween” of Health Insurance Reform
Everyone in the Health Insurance Industry is frightened, waiting intently to find out what the conclusion is behind the healthcare reform ideas of our new President Barack Obama.
News Junkie Post Writer Dolores M. Bernal writes: “Obama has already said that he does not intent to do a government “take over” of the health care system, but the GOP continues to argue that his true motives are to adopt a single-payer system.”
We can only hope that this is the case. The options are really only two: the government takes over the health care industry and imposes its own standards and policies or it tries to force it to meet standards and policies while allowing it to remain private. One spells the demise of an entire industry and the other requires a huge shift in policy, procedure and pricing. I can’t imagine how long and how tedious its going to be to reform the healthcare system. I can only imagine how many issues and abuses are going to occur during the transition. How many hopspitals and doctors will find patients in the grey “inbetween” as policies are cancelled, shifted, moved over, changed, etc. I can’t imagine doctors taking risks doing expensive surgeries and operations not knowing if they are going to be payed for it or not…It’s unfortunate most aren’t compassionate enough to do it gratis in the mean time, but its true.
What to do?