The world of health care is changing dramatically -- whether the controversial law mandating universal coverage survives or not. As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver its verdict this month on the constitutionality of the federal law, many elements are already in place. Seniors are receiving discounts for prescription drugs, and adults under 26 are staying on their parents' plans. Lifetime limits on insurance payouts and co-pays for preventive care have been eliminated… Fairview, Allina and Park Nicollet are federally designated "pioneers" for their creative approaches to improving care and lowering costs of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease. The Mayo Clinic is long established as a leader in team-based care and efforts to improve public health.
Star Tribune by Jackie Crosby