Monday, April 22, 2013

ODs in Texas Lobbying to Negotiate with Insurers

“A group of Texas optometrists is lobbying the State Legislature for more power to negotiate contracts with health insurance companies, and the measure they are supporting could hit consumers’ wallets, some business advocates say,” according to the New York Times. “Senate Bill 632…would prohibit a common practice among insurers: contractually obligating optometrists to offer discounts on services and products that are not covered by the health plan, like a spare pair of glasses or cosmetic contact lenses that change eye color.” Read more.

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