The Auto Care Foundation is a not-for-profit organization based in Bethesda, MD. Auto Care Foundation’s nearly 3,000 member companies and affiliated organizations, represent about 150,000 drivers in all 50 states.
It has long been believed that the best way to provide quality, affordable, and timely health care for drivers is through a system of contracted providers. With the current state of the economy, many drivers have no health insurance and cannot afford the premiums. Health maintenance organizations (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs) are a cost-effective solution. Insurance companies are paying more attention to how they price services to the public, and it is time that the public took notice.
Health care is an important issue in this country, and we are paying the price for it. Health care providers are under increased pressure to increase rates on a regular basis, and many have been forced to make cutbacks on their services, or have made adjustments in their contracts. The result is that health insurance premiums continue to rise.
The need for better, more effective health care options is evident in the ongoing financial crisis facing the United States government and its ability to meet its responsibilities to the American people. With a federal deficit nearing $1 trillion dollars, the ability of our elected representatives to address our nation’s fiscal challenges is limited.
By offering discounted medical services to drivers who maintain continuous insurance coverage, the foundation helps to reduce the number of uninsured drivers by helping health care providers to compete for business and retain existing customers. Many medical providers are unable to meet their patient retention goals, and many patients are turning away from routine visits to doctors’ offices due to lack of payment options and the difficulty in finding a doctor that accepts their particular insurance provider. This trend can only exacerbate a medical provider’s financial problems and prevent new health care opportunities from developing.
Auto Care Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing quality, affordable, and timely medical services. Its mission is to serve drivers in the United States by bringing affordable health care options to every corner of America. Our goal is to make healthcare available to all Americans through a network of qualified and experienced health care providers. The Auto Care Foundation works closely with many medical providers to bring quality health care to more residents than any other non-profit organization.