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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Easley announces plan for health care, insurance coverage

This is in my home state. This is a good thing because it addresses certain issues. But as the Governor says, it is the first time where the government, insurance companies, and providers have come together for a solution. This solution is limited, but it is a start. There is a standard treatment schedule for care and payment for 5 of the diseases that are typically uninsurable. This is a good step, but there still needs to be a risk pool available for everyone. I applaud my state of North Carolina for approaching this problem this way. Enjoy the article.

Easley announces plan for health care, insurance coverage

Gov. Mike Easley Thursday announced a plan to restructure the delivery of health care in the state by standardizing the level of care and insurance coverage for the five most common chronic diseases.

For more than a year, the state's major health insurance providers, physicians and hospitals have been meeting with Easley to design one set of "best practice guidelines" to treat diabetes, asthma, hypertension, congestive heart failure and heart attack.

The guidelines will be the same, no matter the health coverage for the patient, to ensure quality of care.

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