ObamaCare: Health Care Reform and its Effect on Sleep Apnea
Health insurance is a fast changing landscape in the United States with the implementation of ObamaCare, also known as The Affordable Health Care Act. Health insurance companies are doing something called cost shifting where the cost of care gets shifted onto the patients. For people who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), this is can be a costly shift.
According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have OSA or sleep apnea. Treating sleep apnea is crucial. The most common and lifesaving treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, which is an assisted breathing machine that keeps airways open while someone is asleep.
Before this new insurance legislation, the health insurance companies would replace CPAP equipment hoses and masks every 3-months with a mandatory replacement every 6-months according to manufacturer recommendations. But now, some health insurance companies are not paying for the 3-month replacements; they will only cover the 6-month replacement. Additionally, some health insurance companies will not be replacing their CPAP machines as often as patients are used to. And while some insurance companies might replace machines, the patient has to pay more in order to get their supplies. Cost Shift and Uncertainty. Since this shift will be affecting patients’ pocketbooks, it is even more crucial to keep CPAP equipment and accessories as clean and well-maintained as possible.
In comes Better Rest Solutions’ (BRS) second generation CPAP cleaning and sanitizing machine —The SoClean® 2. A CPAP machine, which should be cleaned daily, is often neglected either resulting in someone not using their CPAP machine or possibly contracting an illness from a germ-ridden environment. Neglect to the equipment not only costs the patient money, but their health.
The SoClean 2 is an automatic, CPAP sanitizing machine that uses safe, natural, activated oxygen (ozone) to thoroughly sanitize the entire CPAP system by destroying 99.9% of mold, bacteria, and viruses it comes in contact with—without chemicals or water.
Instead of replacing and paying to do so, maintain and sanitize. Stay healthier and wealthier in 2014 with the SoClean 2, in this New and Healthy Year.
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About Better Rest Solutions:
Better Rest Solutions was founded in July of 2011 in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, with the goal of improving the health and quality of life for those who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and other sleep disorders.
Its founder Michael Schmidt and SoClean creator Tim Leyva, both having intimate experience with sleep apnea, recognized the challenges faced by CPAP users. They were also aware that failure to keep CPAP equipment properly clean can lead to lack of compliance to CPAP therapy and have negative health consequences.
With so many suffering from OSA and many more being diagnosed every day, Better Rest Solutions remains committed to meeting their ever-growing needs. This commitment has led to the development of the SoClean 2. The SoClean is an innovation that offers many important benefits. Besides the health benefits connected with using germ-free equipment, there’s the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your CPAP equipment is as safe as can be.
For more information about Better Rest Solutions, visit: www.soclean.com
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