A lot of people I know are definitely for heath care reform. However, a lot of people I know are also against reform. I honestly don't know why anyone would be against reform. The current system is so badly broken. The reform measures will help a little. People who have not been able to get insurance will be able to get coverage, for example. But I don't think the reforms have gone nearly far enough.
My husband's health insurance coverage is pretty amazing. We don't even pay a monthly premium. Just a few years ago, it was considered primo coverage. When I had to take my daughter to get physical therapy because she was a late walker, we were told by the firm that provided the therapy that our insurance was amazing--the best there is.
I don't know what happened over the past few years, but less and less is covered. I know that's pretty typical. However, we're having a harder and harder time getting covered items reimbursed. The insurance company will claim we didn't get pre-approval for things, when we did. They lose paperwork we send (every time). They have high staff turnover, so you're never dealing with the same person when you're trying to get issues straightened out. It also sounds like they have minimal staff to handle many people, so it's no wonder why things are lost and forgotten. When we finally do get reimbursed for things, it can be a year later or more--no exaggeration.
The clinic we went to said they no longer take our insurance because the insurance company hasn't been reimbursing them either over the last few months. I wonder if this will eventually spill over with our other medical providers.
This is the system that many people loves so much? I'm at a complete loss why. I, personally, do not think the health care reforms went far enough. Call me a socialist, but I would love to see health care covered by a single provider. Will it be perfect? No. But this current system is ridiculous. It is hard and expensive to get good coverage and even when you're lucky enough to have "good" coverage, it's abysmal. I just don't think a blood-covered, sick six year-old girl--who has PPO insurance--should be turned away from a clinic because of the ineptitude of the insurance company. Did I mention this clinic advertised that they take all PPO plans? Whatever.
I just have to remind myself, as I'm mailing for the third time (certified, return-receipt, of course) yet more documentation to our health insurance company, that we're some of the lucky ones who at least have health insurance.