Last night before President Obama's State of the Union Address, I heard a newscaster say that the Speaker of the House was considering giving up the massive health care reform bill in favor of pursuing passage of small, separate pieces of the larger reform agenda. As an example, she pointed to the anti trust exemption enjoyed by the insurance industry for several decades.
If this is accurate information, WE THE PEOPLE will be the beneficiaries. This small reform item is very large in the overall "big picture" because insurance companies will no longer be able to fix prices (both insurance policies and reimbursement to providers) and will have to act independently. This will lead to competition amongst the insurance companies for policy holders and provider contractors resulting in driving prices down while increasing access to more providers since the health insurance companies will no longer desire to exclude providers from their networks.
Contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know you want the anti trust exemption that protects the insurance industry REMOVED. We all can help accomplish Health Care Now by letting our elected officials know how we feel about the unfair advantage insurance companies have in the market place, and their abusive tactics towards policy holders and providers.