Health Care Reform
While there are many uncertainties around health care reform, one thing we do know for sure; everyone must take more responsibility for their own health.
Too many Americans don’t get the preventive health care they need to stay healthy, avoid or delay the onset of disease, lead productive lives and reduce health care costs. Yet chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes – which are responsible for seven of ten deaths among Americans each year and account for 75 percent of the nation’s health spending – often are preventable.
The Affordable Care Act will help make wellness and prevention services affordable and accessible to all by requiring health plans to cover preventive services and by eliminating cost-sharing such as co-pays and deductibles. For years, Trinity has been ahead of the game by providing 100 percent coverage for preventive care, including annual physicals, immunizations, well-child care checks and preventive screenings such as mammograms, colonoscopies and cervical exams just to name a few.
In addition, Trinity has been front and center in the community encouraging health promotion and disease prevention by sponsoring such programs as Community Health Partners, Farmers Markets on our Moline and Bettendorf campuses and of course Trinity HeartAware.
This couldn’t be a better time to take your health into your own hands. A little time on the front end may just save your life and help prevent unforeseen health care costs in the future.
You can also learn more about health care reform at the following links: