Health Care Reform Will Affect Optometry!
- Created on Monday, 22 March 2010 11:31
On January 10, 2010 we posted an entry which reflected what most Americans believed at the time. Health Care Reform was dead. With the passing of Health Care Reform yesterday, it is no longer a question of "Will Health Care Reform affect optometry?" Today, it is "How does Health Care Reform affect optometry?"
Included in this bill is the Harkin Amendment which prohibits third party payers from discriminating against optometrists. AOA President Randolph Brooks, O.D. was quoted in an AOA Press Release on March 21, 2010:
One question remains. "Will Health Care Reform, along with the Harkin Amendment, increase the importance of Optometry Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification?"