The Peterson Center on Healthcare accelerates the adoption of innovative solutions that improve quality and lower cost on a national scale. Note: This blog does not address many of the related health care problems in America that also need to change. This sum of money wouldn’t come close to dealing with either the Obamacare individual health insurance market problems or the gap that gutting Medicaid would create.
Access to health care differs across countries, individuals and groups, mainly influenced by social and monetary conditions in addition to the health policies in place. When it comes to your health, there is palpable terror that soon, very soon, the bad guys will take away Obamacare, which was the source of health care and life itself for many.
Those on the other side of the issue believe that every citizen should have access to safe and affordable health insurance coverage. Adult Basic, a health insurance program designed for adults who don’t qualify for Medicaid, but earn too little for private-market insurance, is scheduled to be terminated in the state on February 28th.
But it is full of interesting detail on what’s wrong with the microeconomics of health care delivery, as opposed to the usual focus on health insurance, and who pays, ignoring the vast dysfunction of the underlying market. You can be sure that the medical providers and insurance companies will NEVER tell you about them.
Each and every potential reform means somebody will be losing something and will be very motivated to stop it. If the economy catches fire and more people have good paying jobs, and health care unit prices are at the very least contained, fewer people will need subsidies or Medicaid welfare.