Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Vision Plans Deserve Same Treatment as Dental Plans
"Ever since President Barack Obama scored his health care reform victory in 2010, the question of how vision care will be implemented has been one big blur. One of every three Californians has a stake in clearing it up," so starts an editorial in the Mercury News. "The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services soon will rule on whether vision care will be available only from comprehensive medical insurers, as it originally seemed. This would leave out stand-alone plans like VSP, which covers a third of all Californians. The new regulations governing health insurance exchanges taking shape in California and across the nation already allow stand-alone dental care. Vision plans deserve the same treatment." Read more.