WebMD helps consumers and physicians navigate today's new health care reform changes
NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information for consumers and health care professionals, is launching a new online resource to help Americans better understand the health care reform provisions that go into effect today. WebMD's health care reform resource presents a series of exclusive video interviews with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as well as in-depth editorial coverage, blogs, community and interactive polls.
WebMD asked its audience to send in questions about health care reform that they wanted Secretary Sebelius to address. A selection of the questions submitted by WebMD's community and the Secretary's responses are available at www.webmd.com/healthcarereform. WebMD's health care reform coverage also includes in-depth news articles, community discussions and a new blog, Health Insurance Navigator, dedicated to helping consumers answer their questions about health insurance.
Medscape, which attracts more than two million physician visits every month, is also featuring an exclusive video interview with Secretary Sebelius where she responds to clinicians' questions on health care reform and clarifies which changes could impact their practices. In addition to the interview, Medscape's extensive health care reform coverage includes the latest news and features from Medscape's award-winning editorial team, a blog dedicated to health care reform, expert video commentaries including two from Secretary Sebelius, as well as polls and discussions in Medscape Physician Connect, the largest online community for physicians. Medscape's health care reform coverage is available at www.medscape.com/resource/healthcare-reform.
According to a newly-released WebMD poll of consumers on WebMD.com and healthcare professionals on Medscape.com regarding health care reform provisions, consumers ranked preventive care as the top issue, followed by restrictions on annual or lifetime limits and the cancellation of coverage. When polled on which provisions will most affect their practice, healthcare professionals on Medscape also chose preventive care without co-pay and deductible.
WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through our public and private online portals and health-focused publications. Approximately 80 million unique visitors access the WebMD Health Network each month.
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