On Friday, I received an e-mail from someone who had just visited with several Capitol Hill staffers on health care reform. He was discouraged with the general response that health care reform was done – there was no room for new ideas.
He was promoting EMBRACE, the plan offered by the Healthcare Professionals for Healthcare Reform
Even more discouraging was the perception that Congress had a busy agenda and they were just eager to get this issue behind them. In addition, he was disheartened by the lack of provider unity on this topic.
He made the comment in his e-mail, “This isn’t health care reform, it’s insurance reform.”
I beg to differ. It is not insurance reform; it is an insurance industry bailout. It is a status quo bailout. Read the rest of this entry »