Inequality produced by greed is preventing
the creation of a uniquely American solution
to healthcare that will restore
American healthcare to a leadership position in the world.
It is often said that American medicine is the greatest in the world. But according to Commonwealth Fund, “Among the 11 nations: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, the U.S ranks last.
Why do people remain uninsured? According to the Kaiser Family Foundation:
“Even under the ACA, many uninsured people cite the high cost of insurance as the main reason they lack coverage. In 2017, 45% of uninsured adults said that they remained uninsured because the cost of coverage was too high. Many people do not have access to coverage through a job, and some people, particularly poor adults in states that did not expand Medicaid, remain ineligible for financial assistance for coverage. Some people who are eligible for financial assistance under the ACA may not know they can get help, and undocumented immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid or Marketplace coverage.”
Kaiser’s findings supports our thesis that no matter where you start you find that the unresolved American issues of race and poverty have a relationship to the issue you seek to understand.
“Most uninsured people are in low-income families and have at least one worker in the family. Reflecting the more limited availability of public coverage in some states, adults are more likely to be uninsured than children. People of color are at higher risk of being uninsured than non-Hispanic Whites.” (https://www.kff.org/)
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We need lots of help here. If you think the market should determine the future of health care, tell us about how that would work.
If you think Obama care needs a tune-up, tell us how that would work.
I you are for a single payer system, what would that mean for all the components of our current health care system.
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