Will Democrats Pass Affordable Health Insurance Reform?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the upcoming health insurance mandate (Obamacare) does not kick in until the year 2014 but it has already created controversy. The White Paper does not say how this will be done specifically (details are to be published at a later date) and how well the plan will work remains to be seen but the important point to note is that the Government wants to embrace a notion of holistic care.\n\nBecause those who have Medicare coverage are usually retired persons with fixed income the cost of having to purchase and maintain a Medigap policy can be cost prohibitive. Qualified ex-employees-those who were let go as a result of a layoff or downsizing between September 2008 and December 2009-were able to take advantage of affordable health insurance made possible by the government’s subsidization.\n\nAbout 47 million people currently lack health insurance in the United States. One of the realms in which the US should manage to make reformation, thus, is the health care provisions and policies. Large businesses usually provide their employees with insurance plans that cover drugs, vision, dental and additional health services.\n\nEdwards previously has proposed that employers be required to provide health coverage to workers or pay into a government fund to support insurance and allow workers to choose among plans. After that, insurance rates will triple for many people, as they are again forced to shoulder the full cost of a policy.\n\nThis is why the insurance costs are low and within an affordable range. Some believed that such wasteful spending is inevitable when the federal government is involved, making their support of a public option (effectively taking the form of “Medicare for all” health insurance plan) ludicrous.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the upcoming health insurance mandate (Obamacare) does not kick in until the year 2014 but it has already created controversy. The White Paper does not say how this will be done specifically (details are to be published at a later date) and how well the plan will work remains to be seen but the important point to note is that the Government wants to embrace a notion of holistic care.\n\nBecause those who have Medicare coverage are usually retired persons with fixed income the cost of having to purchase and maintain a Medigap policy can be cost prohibitive. Qualified ex-employees-those who were let go as a result of a layoff or downsizing between September 2008 and December 2009-were able to take advantage of affordable health insurance made possible by the government’s subsidization.\n\nAbout 47 million people currently lack health insurance in the United States. One of the realms in which the US should manage to make reformation, thus, is the health care provisions and policies. Large businesses usually provide their employees with insurance plans that cover drugs, vision, dental and additional health services.\n\nEdwards previously has proposed that employers be required to provide health coverage to workers or pay into a government fund to support insurance and allow workers to choose among plans. After that, insurance rates will triple for many people, as they are again forced to shoulder the full cost of a policy.\n\nThis is why the insurance costs are low and within an affordable range. Some believed that such wasteful spending is inevitable when the federal government is involved, making their support of a public option (effectively taking the form of “Medicare for all” health insurance plan) ludicrous.