Friday, November 14, 2008
Here's a great story that ran on NPR's market place in 2006. Yes, that's nearly 3 years ago; back in the dark ages when only 3 states had passed parity laws. Now there are 11 states with more states coming on board plus Federal bills in the house and senate. The argument from the insurance industry is that "The weight of these mandates has made it impossible for some employers to be able to afford to provide health benefits at all. What we need is more research!" Well, folks, here's the power of looking backwards. More research since 2006 has shown that the cost of providing prosthetics on par with other medical coverage will cost the consumer about 25 cents a month. Woo. Then again, maybe they could trim some from the CEO's salary?