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Health Care Reform: Will It Empower or Perplex Consumers?

Choosing health plans, managing chronic conditions requires basic health literacy
(Part one of three-part series)

A large part of the recent health care reform package centers on uninsured adults making complex choices through state insurance packages. This is requiring people to have a high level of health literacy to obtain, understand, and process information so that they can make informed choices that are safe, cost-effective, and high quality.

Health organizations and insurers are being encouraged to communicate their information through plain language, graphics, and graphs. Non traditional methods being tested include the use of text messages and iphones.

September 9, 2010 - Posted by | Health News Items | ,

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