Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Cover the Uninsured Week
For the last 8 years, hospitals supported events in their communities in an attempt to draw attention to the plight of the uninsured. Now that the Affordable Care Act has been passed and by 2019, 34 million people are expected to be covered, problem solved. Not so fast.....that leaves 23 million still uncovered by 2019, there continues to be legal challenges to the current reform law, and eligibility begins in 2014 and that's two and a half years away. I think the demise of Cover the Uninsured Week was a little premature.