California Voters have a real opportunity to lower healthcare costs and improve access. But it will take the proper “vote” in the June 5th Primary and again Nov 6th in the general election.

It’s true and for certain that California voters have a chance to start taking back control of the crazy out-of-control healthcare system in California that has literally destroyed the citizen’s access to the healthcare we need.

To lower premiums, improve benefits, increase access to more providers and get more health plan options – Voters just need to vote for Steve Poizner for Insurance Commissioner and Travis Allen of John Cox for governor. It’s that simple.

Then, we can begin introducing the solutions that you have read about in previous Posts. Can you imagine a California in which you have:

  • Dozens of high quality health plans available.
  • Plans with benefits that fit your need not the Government’s.
  • Rich plan benefits or narrow plan benefits.
  • Plans with huge provider lists.
  • Plans with narrow provider lists.
  • Premium options that are affordable.
  • Reasonable reimbursement for providers
  • Transparency

I know what you’re thinking. How can two elected positions create such opportunity for change? The truth is that would take some time but my bet is that Ca. citizens would start seeing a difference with in nine to fifteen months.

Reports are starting to emerge projecting insurer premiums for 2019. Estimates are that premium may increase from 15% to as much as 100% depending on the state of region of the country. In Ca. we will see increases on employer sponsored group plans in the range of 10% to above 50% with further push toward Silver and Bronze plans.

Of course, we all know that the premiums we pay for Silver and Bronze don’t buy us first dollar benefits generally. If they do provide copays then those copays range from $50 to $250 which of course means people defer their medical care.

Regardless if one is Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian or Green; we all have been hurt by the changes brought about by the ACA. This Fall’s election, the so-called mid-terms, provide Ca. citizens a chance to make a difference.
And isn’t that something we all crave, “a chance to make a difference”?

I could spend another 2000 words outlining the potential actions, legislation, executive orders etc. that might become reality if we vote wisely June 5th and Nov 6th.
But I’ll save that for future Posts.

Certainly we can all agree that elections provide a time when truly “we’re all in this together”.
Let me know what you think.

Until next week.

Mark Reynolds, RHU
559-250-2000
mark@reynolds.wtf
It means “Walk the Faith”.

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