A wide array of heath care questions were answered by eminent health care specialists in America.
Questions ranging from, the need for medical insurance to retirement benefits, all were addressed by industry experts.
Perry Spangler who got disabled in the year asked whether there would be any changes in the reform for the change in the waiting period. As per the reform the people who are disabled have to wait for two years to apply to medicare.
Mr. Shannon Abell, League of Older Americans, confirmed that the wait is for two years and till now no changes have been proposed in the health care reform. He further added that by 2014 health care insurers would not be able to discriminate against people with disabilities in acquiring health insurance.
A U. S. Air Force veteran inquired whether he needed to buy a medical insurance. In response to the query, the veteran was advised to purchase the plan. Dr. Ronnie Martin recommended doing the same as he claimed that due to the conflicts in the Middle East the system was facing tremendous strain on the costs and resources. He suggested buying the plan as a buffer option.
Mr. Don Manning from Lynchburg inquired about the co-ops health care membership cooperatives and when the same would be available in their area. He further asked about the possibility of having a regional membership co-op in each community.
Mr. Heman Marshall from Woods Rogers Law Firm in Roanoke addressed the questions and responded that the new act did not directly address the concept of health care co-operatives. He further stated that multiple state and federal programs are looking at the benefits and efficiencies of the health care networks. Adding further he said that the co-operatives pool their resources together to deliver more efficiently.