There are changes going into effect in 2010 and at the start of the calendar year 2011 which have the potential to directly affect all families and age groups. According to my Twitter list of health care policy experts, the Big Bad President Trump will now sabotage” Obamacare so it fails spectacularly, right before the mid-term elections, dragging millions of poor people down with it. Sabotage, espionage, life is good when you are kibitzing from the sidelines.
I know conservatives and libertarians abhor the sheer existence of Medicare and Medicaid, but a savvy Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) could use the girth and might of these government programs to nurture the reemergence of a relatively free market in medical services, and minor bi-partisan legislation could create a relatively less predatory market in medical products.
Citation needed In all countries and jurisdictions, there are many topics in the politics and evidence that can influence the decision of a government, private sector business or other group to adopt a specific health policy regarding the financing structure.
Secondary care includes acute care : necessary treatment for a short period of time for a brief but serious illness, injury or other health condition, such as in a hospital emergency department It also includes skilled attendance during childbirth , intensive care , and medical imaging services.
What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected…the law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.