Sunday, February 03, 2008

Hurting health care for poor chidren

By Uncle Don Miller

Kudos to Rep. David Clark, (R) Dist. 74. After working behind closed doors with the usual suspects for almost a year, Clark came up with health insurance deform that will hurt poor children. According to the Executive Director of the Utah Health Policy Project, low income families currently eligible for the highly touted and federally supported CHIP insurance program, which protects families from financial ruin, will be forced to buy higher cost and more limited coverage which will hurt poor children. A recent Georgetown University study shows that shoving low income families into private market coverage that they cannot afford, not only hurts poor children, it is 34 percent more expensive for local taxpayers.

Also if your current health insurance requires no or limited out of pocket co pay expenses, don't be too smug. According to the Spectrum, Clark's plan will require you to cough up at least $1,000 in yearly co payments before you receive a penny from your insurer. And so it goes in a GOP monopoly.

1 comment:

David said...

"According to the Spectrum, Clark's plan will require you to cough up at least $1,000 in yearly co payments before you receive a penny from your insurer."

Funny thing, that sounds like the best part of their plan - or it would if it meant that premiums would drop by at least that much, which is unlikely at best.