With many thousands of insured soon to be covered and looking for care, Oregon's lawmakers are scrambling to write new legislation to outline future insurance structure. One thing's for certain: in a country already deficient in the number of primary care doctors we have, adding so many more to the patient pool will make for an even more burdened system. Good thing is, there's a few solutions.
There's only one main group opposed to this legislation wording: HMOs. This stands out, since HMOs (in my understanding) are all about cost savings as a means for profit margin growth, and preventive care has been shown to be the most ideal way to provide care and keep costs low (analysis by RobertWood Johnson Foundation in 2009).
Thank you for reading, and I look forward to keeping you abreast of the future developments in our state's healthcare reform.