What you get coverage for…

The California Health Care Foundation is hosting an important briefing this Friday, May 15. In a talk entitled “Health Insurance When It Counts — What Does It Cover?”, leading health academics Karen Pollitz and Eliza Bangit of Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute will present research findings on a comparison of cost-sharing and coverage associated with the design of California health insurance products in the individual and small group market. The researchers explored three health conditions — breast cancer, heart attack, and diabetes.

When purchasing health insurance, consumers often don’t have a sense of what will be covered in the event of a serious illness. That’s why Health Access California is sponsoring AB786(Jones), to set some standards so consumers know what they are buying, can so some comparion shopping, and can have confidence that their coverage will at least cover both doctor and hospital bills, and have an out-of-pocket cost maximum. Without knowing all the findings, we think such a research project like this was long overdue, and hopefully it will help spark the discussion abotu the needed policy remedies.

The event is Friday, May 15th, 10:30AM – 12:00PM, at the California State Capitol, Room 112, Sacramento. More information is on the California Health Care Foundation’s website. To RSVP , contact Danny Sandoval at dsandoval@chcf.org or 916.329.4542.

Health Access California promotes quality, affordable health care for all Californians.

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