Progress is made on health insurance contract forms with proposed HHS rules!
Progress is made on health insurance forms with proposed HHS rules! On August 17, 2011 the Department of Health and Human Services proposed new regulations to make insurance form terms clear and available before consumers must engage in the enrollment process. Fair Contracts encouraged this long overdue reform. On June 17, 2010, representatives from Citizen…
Lonnie Ray Atkinson’s Hip Hop Song for Health Justice
Check out Lonnie Ray Atkinson’s Hip Hop Song for Health Justice/Single Payer and notice the lyrics about all the trips and traps of health insurance, including "no more wading through plan restrictions."
Bland, Paul – “Waiving the Statute of Limitations” (1 min., 5 sec.)
An excerpt from the Round Table Discussion on Standard Form Contracts (The Fine Print in Contracts of Adhesion), June 4th, 2010 at the Carnegie Center in Washington, DC. Paul Bland is a Senior Attorney at Public Justice. www.publicjustice.net Bland Statute of Limitatns2.mp3
Docs seek gag orders to stop patients’ reviews
“Some doctors have started fighting back against ugly Internet reviews by asking patients to abide by what are effectively gag orders that bar them from posting negative comments online.” http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29497619/ freedom of speech, abusive terms
Accessibility, Disclosure and Design of Health Insurance Contracts
Researchers at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute have looked at health insurance contracts in California and Massachusetts and have produced the following reports, including recommendations for a “Coverage Facts Label” akin to a food nutrition label that would help consumers understand the terms of their health insurance at a glance and be able to…