Now that we have made the first step in refoming our heath care system, how long before we can finish the job?
The insurance companies will no longer be able to collect money from you only to drop you if you become seriously ill.
People who have existing medical problems will no longer be denied access.
We will not have to live with the fear of financial ruin due to cancelled insurance or denied claims.
But the cost of health care must be contained, something that is lacking in the bill. But with our without this bill, health care costs were spinning out of control and we will have to find a way to address this before the insurance companies and hospitals bankrupt the nation.
How long will it take us to wake up and cut the insurance industry out of the loop. They serve no function but administrative and there must be a cheaper way to accomplish this.
Many argue to single payer which would accomplish this. Insurance companies run around 25% administrative cost when Medicare handles their claims for a fraction of that cost.
Or would you prefer a simple non-profit entity to process medical claims for the doctors and hospitals, saving billions?