Annette- Thank you for this concise, easy-to-follow report on healthcare reform issues and the specific concerns of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. It's much easier to understand than a lot of other articles I've read, and I appreciate what you've done.
While the Congress is dealing with health reform on a national level, there are often other activities taking place at a state level that impact healthcare delivery to patients. The insurance company lobbyists have a strong influence on those laws, just as they have on national legislation. For those who are able to do so, it can be rewarding and empowering to get involved with local cancer organizations to provide support when it's needed to protect patient rights. State actions are a bit off the radar right now, and they should be on ours.
Take care, Pat