Longitudinal Health Care is advocating for issues that will improve the health care landscape in America. Some of the efforts we are undertaking include:
Direct to consumer pricing.
Our customers will be paying directly to providers (the doctors, hospitals, etc.) for health care services. This direct-to-provider payment model significantly simplifies the system by removing the insurer from the mix. It allows our customers to shop around so they get the value they seek for the money they’re spending.
Transfer of the employer-sponsored health benefit.
Employers provide health insurance for half of all Americans. Instead of the employer incurring the cost of negotiating a plan for their employees, we are advocating that employers provide the cash directly to the employees to be used for health care services. Some may buy health insurance. Others may invest the funds in their Longitudinal Health Care Plan.
Civic responsibility for good health.
Americans have a responsibility not only to themselves, but also to their fellow Americans to be as healthy as they can be. We want to empower our customers to be self-sufficient so they can better manage their health care experience. The healthier the general populace, the better we, the American community, can direct funding to those who really need it.
Opt-out option for Medicare.
Medicare is a popular program for seniors that is contributing to our nation’s staggering debt and deficit. The program is too big to manage centrally, and the options for care, from new surgeries to precision drugs, are too expensive to be provided to all enrollees. We want our customers to have the opportunity to opt-out of Medicare so they can make the decisions about how they want to live – and how they want to die.
Please see the Media page on the website of our Founder, Janis Powers, for coverage of our advocacy efforts for these and other important issues.