Why the ACA (Obamacare) is Essential to Healthcare in the U.S.

A Tennessee doctor’s views on health reform–It’s a no-brainer:

He notes:

The ultimate expense of health care is tied to quality and access. The state with the worst health care costs a third more than the states with the best. The state with the best access costs half as much as the worst. The best combination of access and quality is found in Massachusetts, the state whose plan was the blueprint for ACA.

And:

The ultimate expense of health care is tied to quality and access. The state with the worst health care costs a third more than the states with the best. The state with the best access costs half as much as the worst. The best combination of access and quality is found in Massachusetts, the state whose plan was the blueprint for ACA.

And finally:

Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands have more privatized health systems than the U.S. They have almost universal coverage with better health outcomes and spend a lot less. Their private insurers are prohibited by law from making profit on the basic coverage packages but can profit on additional coverage.

Every country rations health care. Other rich nations do this by multidisciplinary committees. The U.S. rations like a Third World nation, allowing 50,000 people to die each year from easily treatable and preventable conditions because they do not have access to the system.

 

Medicynical Note:  Read the article.

 

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