Detailing Health Insurance Coverage Forms – A Health Law Requirement
The Associated Press reports on how consumers can navigate insurance choices while waiting for the more user-friendly summaries called for by the law.
The Associated Press: Health Coverage Search Should Start With Key Steps
Help is on the way for consumers flummoxed by health insurance forms, but they'll need to be patient. The healthcare overhaul, which aims to provide coverage for millions of uninsured, requires private health plans to offer a user-friendly coverage summary. This form must explain key terms and cost details. The goal is to make it easier for people shopping for individual or employer-sponsored group coverage to compare policies and understand how different parts of the coverage will affect them (Murphy, 2/29).
Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill -
The Hill: McConnell To Skip Health Care Reform Repeal Votes Until After Election
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told his colleagues this week that he does not want to vote again on repealing President Obama's healthcare reform law until after the November elections. The GOP’s game plan on healthcare is politically sensitive because influential conservative activists have called for repeated votes on repeal. But many Republicans on Capitol Hill want to focus on other issues in the coming months, most notably gas prices and the economy (Bolton, 3/1).