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Jon Cohn lists the 10 aspects of health-care reform that people should still be fighting to improve. I agree with every word of his post.

By Ezra Klein  |  October 14, 2009; 10:35 AM ET
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Two things to add to that top 10 list:

One, require health insurance companies to cover malpractice as well. This will give them incentive to vet the doctors, and would essentially mean that each insured patient is covered for malpractice, and in effect is covered in the event their insurance company fails to come through for them.

Two, establish a single entry point for claims, at either the federal or state level. Mandate one basic format to ease providers' paper work, and allow no opportunity for insurers to refuse a claim just in case they can get away with it. If your policy covers certain cases, the claims agency orders the insurance company to pay.

Posted by: lace_wing | October 14, 2009 3:02 PM | Report abuse

In paragraph one above, I should have said, "...has recourse in the event..." instead of " covered in the event..."

Posted by: lace_wing | October 14, 2009 3:07 PM | Report abuse

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