insurance should pay for vax..argh...the drum beat keeps going and going and.. - Mothering Forums

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I just posted today my own thoughts about why I t hink there is so much noise out there about vaccinations these days and how I think it will grow and grow..kind of like a drum beat

and then I went to nytimes online and saw this on the cover. Second story down..not even in the health section...

I'm sure that most of the population will say 'GREAT" ... needless to say, I don't think such...oh, well...

Study Says Insurers Should Pay for Vaccinations

Filed at 11:20 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government should require all insurance plans to cover vaccinations, and offer vouchers so people without insurance can get their shots, a panel of medical experts recommended Monday.

While the government has been the major buyer of vaccines, the proposal would change its role to assuring that everyone receives them, including a subsidy for health plans and providers.

``We offer a plan that both ensures access to vaccines for those in need and creates incentives for private investment in the vaccine industry that would sustain the development and manufacture of these products in the future,'' said Frank Sloan, professor of health policy at Duke University and chairman of the Institute of Medicine panel that issued the report.

Just last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that just 75 percent of the nation's toddlers get vaccinated on schedule against nine different diseases. goes on.

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