Blunt Health Care Proposal

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Wednesday, January 17 2007 Jan 17, 2007 Wednesday, January 17, 2007 6:56:22 PM CST January 17, 2007 in News

Blunt's plan involves treating patients in a preventative way, to keep serious medical conditions from forming.  Blunt said under his plan, uninsured and undercovered patients would have a "homebase" for health care where physicians know their medical history.

These "health care homes" would serve as a common place for patients to get health care.

"The health care home works to prevent a situation where one doctor can be unaware of the medical treatment being delivered by another physician," said State Representative Jeff Harris.

But Democrats said the plan ignores too many people who need care.

"Two years ago the governor and his allies in the legislature cut a hundred thousand senior citizens and persons with disabilities and kids off of healthcare and the question that is yet to be answered is whether he intends to restore healthcare, put those people back on healthcare in his state of the state message," said Rep. Harris.

Blunt said his plan improves health care and helps lower the cost of health insurance for everyone in Missouri. Blunt would take $60 million from the controversial sale of MOHELA assets to fund part of the program.

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