Questions concerning the new health care reform bill are numerous. What does it mean for podiatry? What changes will there be? Do I have to change my doctors? I will try to address some of the concerns as it relates to Midland Family Footcare patients.
Obamacare is the law of the land. It will help the uninsured and underinsured residents of Mid-Michigan. Many patients will qualify for a Medicaid type program that previously could not afford health insurance. The program allows a reduced premium for insurance based on income. It also allows shopping for the right program that suits the patient's needs. Deductibles, copays, and level of insurance can be chosen by the individual.
The program may also help self employed patients in providing a choice in policies. Also, pre-existing conditions can not be used to deny coverage. This has also been a problem when not in a large group.
The easiest method of enrolling is at www.healthcare.gov. We are trying to work with most insurance companies for reimbursement.
President Obama celebrating (LA Times)