Protecting Patients’ Pocketbooks
Allow Shared Savings
States should ensure individuals can share savings with their insurers for choosing low-cost, high-value providers.
Allow Less Expensive Out-Of-Network Costs To Count Toward Deductibles
States should ensure individuals can count services provided by low-cost, high-value providers toward their deductible even when those providers are out of network.
Protect Specialist Referrals From Direct Primary Care Providers
States should prevent insurance companies from creating barriers to specialists for patients with direct primary care doctors.
New Poll Finds Voters Want the Right to Shop for Health Care
Naples, FL – A new poll, released today by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA), found that voters support a new health care reform that gives patients the right to know how much procedures will cost ahead of time so they can shop for the best option. The reform, called Right to Shop, empowers patients […]READ MORE
Patients Deserve Price Transparency. They Soon Might Be Getting It.
Imagine being a patient whose infusion therapy to treat Crohn’s disease cost $40,000, but who later found the same treatment for $4,000 at a treatment center a few miles down the road. On top of that, the patient also gets paid $500 in shared-savings cash every time he or she drives to the new location […]READ MORE
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