Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Improving the Senate Republicans' Health Reform Bill: Continuous Coverage

Three Republican Senators have released a health-care reform proposal that has attracted much attention. One of the three, Orrin Hatch, is likely to chair the Senate Finance Committee if the Republicans win the majority in the Senate.

One important part of the proposal that has not received enough critical attention is “continuous coverage protection,” in Section 202 of the summary. This is basically a “super-HIPAA” provision, and it has problems not immediately apparent to the casual reader. There is a better way.

Read the entire column at John Goodman's Health Policy Blog or The Independent Institute's Beacon blog.

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