Initiated Measure 17
The doctor/patient relationship is a personal one. So when you find the right doctor, you want to keep him or her. They know you and your history which ultimately means better care for you.
But unfortunately in South Dakota, health insurance companies can keep your doctor out of their network – forcing you to find a new doctor or pay expensive out-of-network costs. It isn’t right.
Initiated Measure 17 is about Patient Choice. Voting Yes on 17 allows your doctor into closed networks if he or she agrees to the terms of the insurance. So if your insurance changes you don’t need to worry that your quality of health care will change too.
Vote Yes on 17 on November 4, 2014.
Competition is Healthy
- Makes it more likely that you can see the doctor of your choice.
- Enables any South Dakotan/patient to visit the provider of their choice without paying more.
- Requires insurance companies to admit doctors who meet their terms.
- Allows patients of major health care system-sponsored insurance plans to see competing doctors without penalty.