We have all heard the stories of the emergency room claim that cost $10,000 for a broken thumb, or the person who had to file bankruptcy from the huge bill while using a network outside of their HMO. Pete will enforce parity in several ways, including requiring health plans to annually report how they manage and meet parity. Short-term plans are meant to be that stop-gap to provide temporary coverage in case disaster strikes. It gives the American people a choice and trusts them to set the pace at which our country moves in a better direction on health care.
These have been linked with better health, longer life, and greater well-being, just as their opposites — chronic anger, worry, and hostility — contribute to high blood pressure and heart disease. This statute helps to improve efficiency, improve quality of care, and provide better information for patients and physicians.
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