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Health Care Reform News Question & Answers

2016 March 12
by Sarah Fields

Charles asks…

Could someone explain the health care debate going on in Congress to me?

I haven’t been able to follow the news for about a month now, so I really don’t know much beyond the fact that no one can agree what to do about health care reform…Anyway if you could be detailed, and unbiased!, I’d appreciate it.

Sarah Fields answers:

Barack Obama’s reform seeks to lower health care costs and ensure affordable, accessible health coverage for all. The plan aims to “improve efficiency and lower costs in the health care system by adopting state-of-the-art health information technology systems; by ensuring that patients receive and providers deliver the best possible care, including prevention and chronic disease management services; reforming the market structure to increase competition; and offering federal reinsurance to employers to help ensure that unexpected or catastrophic illnesses do not make health insurance unaffordable or out of reach for businesses and their employees.”

The plan includes implementing guaranteed eligibility for affordable health care for all Americans, paid for by insurance reform, reducing costs, and requiring employers to either furnish meaningful coverage or contribute to a new public plan.

It is important to note that for the proposed plan, those with existing insurance plans can keep their plans. Obama’s plan provide consumers with another choice. Moreover, Obama’s plan focuses on keeping what’s working for the existing healthcare system and to FIX those that are not working.

List of ex Presidents who offered some reforms to the healthcare: Roosevelt (1912), Johnson Lyndon (1965), Clinton Administration (1993), Bush & Kerry’s campaign (2004), McCain & Obama’s campaign (2008).

Healthcare insurances costs had almost double in the past decades, and the costs may double again by 2030 and that leaves future generations vulnerable or unable to afford healthcare services. Unless something is done to reform the system and to rein in medical insurance costs, it may be too late, too little.

Opposition to his reform plan had nothing substantial to debate except to propagate fear through use of terms such as “Death Panels” and “socialist system” and “more costs”. None of these were ever justified but such terms influenced many people to believe in the negative outcome of the reform.

John asks…

Is there a website that explains the new health reform WITHOUT all the political spin?

I like to talk politics, but it’s difficult when I don’t know anything about the new health care reform. Everything I hear about it is from the news, or heated political debates that are just overflowing with misinformation, unconfirmed claims, and crazy scare tactics. All I want is to know exaclty what the changes will be without having to read a thousand pages of boring. Isn’t there such a thing as simplicity, without bias? or am I shooting too high?

Sarah Fields answers:

Jenny asks…

How can you demand change in health care (to make it more affordable) and not stand for tort reform?

Only in the US, no other country in the world but ours, allows trial lawyers to create frivolous law suits and not be accountable to compensate the defendant, if they lose the case. How can anyone who truly wants health care reform, support these cretins who prey upon tragedy for their own personal gain? They fill our courts with frivolous suits, they cause medical providers to carry HUGE insurance, force patients to have needless procedures and operations; they force medical givers to shut down or move because juries throw “lottery winning” awards, at these con artists. Insurance and drug industry attributes a great deal of their costs, to defend against these cretins. What a hypocite you are if you support trial lawyers and rail about health care costs! To most, we see you as practicing a staregy to break the backs of our economy, to replace our way of life with socialism and communism.
I expected liberals to ignore the question and claim the problem is corporations (your true enemy capitalism); you never dissapoint me.

Trial lawyers DO create false law suits, our society is highly litigous- thanks to liberals supporting trial lawyers.

Sarah Fields answers:

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