The buzz in Washington D.C. and in the media is all about Congress working towards introducing healthcare reform legislation as early as this May, 2009. As our nation’s leaders develop plans to fix the country’s broken healthcare system, AHA/ASA will be working to educate decision makers throughout the process.
On May 7th, AHA’s CEO Nancy Brown was able to share the concerns of the organization in a published letter to the editor in The Hill. Nancy said “At the American Heart Association, we hear hundreds of different stories from patients who suffer from heart disease and stroke. But there is one common denominator: the high costs of care. Rising health insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays, combined with caps on specific services and limits on lifetime benefits, make it nearly impossible for anyone with a long-term or catastrophic illness to survive both financially and physically.”
To read more from Nancy’s published letter visit the full article at http://thehill.com/letters/long-or-catastrophic-illness-insurance-often-not-enough-2009-05-06.html . We welcome your comments in response to the post.