The DCCC has created an action center (www.DontEndMedicare.com) to help democrats unite and educate others about the ramifications of ending the current system of Medicare. Please take a moment to review the materials, then use the information to talk to your friends and neighbors, write to your representatives and be active in the cause. We must work to save this system that is crucual for seniors and disabled Americans to get adequate health care.
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a new rule called the “medical loss ratio” rule that will require health insurance companies to spend 80 to 85 percent of your health care insurance premiums on making you healthier instead of overhead costs like advertising or executive compensation. Like many other provisions in the Affordable Care Act, the medical loss ratio rule brings a whole new level of transparency to the health insurance marketplace and holds the insurers accountable.
Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the Office of Health Reform at the White House, takes some time to explain the new rule and why it’s so important in this video: