The central theme of this 23-page position paper is a little-known, 25-year-old Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) program which has FOSTERED the creation of NON-PROFIT "Social Managed Care" organizations, such as Southern California's burgeoning SCAN Health Plan, in providing NO- to LOW-COST health coverage in broad menu of care service -- at mere fractions of what FOR-PROFIT "Big Health Insurance" carriers charge for lesser coverage areas, higher deductible and higher out-of-pocket co-pay costs.
In other words, these handful of so-called "Social HMOs" provide a STELLAR MODEL and CASE STUDIES in how NON-PROFITS -- fostered and encouraged by the Federal Government -- can provide TRUE "Nonprofit-based Insurance Exchanges" to force down the artificially-inflated pricing of health insurance premiums from monopolistic FOR-PROFIT, "Big Heath Insurance" for the general under-65 population. Most notably, this "Social HMO" structure is NON-INVASIVE, requires minimal to no government intervention and no day-to-day management involvement and are a proven model for LOW-COST, ACCESSIBLE AND EQUITABLE healthcare!
Please view/download and pass this position papers to your state and federal "elected" representatives to let them know there is NO justifiable reason to keep getting HOSED by the CRIMINAL BUSINESS PRACTICES of "Big Health Insurance."
Thank you for your time and letting me share this vitally important information.
Michael A. Freeman, Executive Director
Trans-American Alliance for a National Consensus (TANC)