More on healthcare

June 26th, 2008  |  Published in Uncategorized

I just wanted to post a link to an old post about the Healthy Indiana Plan because it’s got some recent comment activity that might be of use to some.  You can find that post here.  I believe that the point of contact for the HIP is the FSSA, so many of the issues discussed in the previous post about the FSSA forum can also be seen in trying to navigate through the HIP system.

Also,  I heard a story on NPR this morning about a report that even insured people were experiencing less access to healthcare.  I couldn’t find a link to the story, but I did find a Reuters article on the report.

From Insured losing access to healthcare – US study:

 About 20 percent of the U.S. population delayed or were unable to get access to medical care when they needed it in 2007, up from 14 percent four years earlier, a study released on Thursday found.

About 9.5 million more people went without medical care in 2007, compared with 2003, the nationally representative survey released by the Center for Studying Health System Change, a nonpartisan policy group, found.

In a striking finding, the survey said although those without insurance were more likely to report going without care, those with insurance had a greater percentage increase in unmet medical needs.