Monday, August 31, 2009

House Committee reports on benefits of health care reform for Wyoming

Way back on July 24, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce released a district-by-district assessment of "Benefits of America's Affordable Health Choices Act" in Wyoming's lone district. Rep. Cynthia Lummis take notice. Under the House reform bill, more than 81,000 uninsured Wyomingites would get some -- and some 400 families would be able to avoid bankruptcy due to crushing hospital bills. Speaking of hospitals, they wouldn't have to put out some $23 million in non-reimbursed services if this reform passed. This is ironic, considering all the sob stories Lummis heard from the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper about low Medicare reimbursement rates (as recounted in the Casper Star-Tribune). They told Lummis they were against Pres. Obama's health care plan because they were afraid reimbursements would be even lower. I suppose they were just telling Rep. Lummis what she wanted to hear.

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