Even if insured how much can we depend on private health insurance any more? The bottom line--less and less as it continues to degrade after almost six years under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Its coverage continues to degrade even as its costs become increasingly unaffordable.
We have to recognize that the more unaffordable health care becomes, the less access to essential care Americans have and the worse their outcomes will be. In order to fix this huge and growing problem, we need to think much more broadly about needed approaches.
The only taxpayers who will definitely face a higher rate are the richest 2 percent, who earn more than $200,000. In other words, the cost of Obamacare is far less than its critics would have you believe.
We spend over $4 on health and welfare for every senior citizen to every dollar that we spend educating and providing proper nutrition for all of our children. Such a system cannot sustain this country.
We are told regularly by advocates of the free market that more choice, as granted by the unfettered private marketplace, is the key to greater efficiency and value for consumers. So what does this look like?