Over the years, the federal government has used various remedies they said would “fix” healthcare. Have they worked? Let’s compare their promises to our reality, starting with the latest and greatest–the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare.
After Obamacare was signed, the President changed his promise to affordable insurance, not care. Getting CARE, not coverage, is the reason for healthcare.
The cost of insurance has doubled! What was unaffordable before is now doubly unaffordable. In 2018, the average American family of four spent $28,166 on healthcare costs, mostly for insurance premiums. That mandatory expenditure represents 45 percent of the median total household income.
Obamacare bent our “unsustainable” spending curve UPWARD, not down as promised.
To make care more affordable
To make insurance more affordable
Reduce the number of uninsured
Reduce U.S. spending on healthcare
To make care more available
The shortage of doctors is getting worse.
There are fewer uninsured Americans. Most of the increase was achieved through expansion of “free” Medicaid insurance.
Details and proof of these statements are available in Chapter 9 of Dr. Waldman's 2016 book “The Cancer in the American Healthcare System.”
Some call it Single Payer, but what they are really talking about is federal control of healthcare. Is federal healthcare a fix that “fixes” or a fix that fails?
Dr. Waldman's new
eye-opening book lays bare the disaster that has befallen both patients and doctors over the last 50 years due to government and administrative involvement into health care. Today close to 50% of healthcare spending goes NOT to doctors to pay for care, but to administrators who manage the miles of red tape introduced by ever increasing number of government regulations.
Dr. Deane Waldman was Chief of Pediatric Cardiology at: The Children’s Hospital of San Diego, The University of Chicago, and The University of New Mexico. He has seen the insides and outside of our floundering medical care systems. At present, Dr. Waldman is Distinguished Senior Fellow for Healthcare Policy at Texas Public Policy Foundation. His proposal for StatesCare has the potential to revolutionize healthcare in the U.S. and save us from the imminent imminent collapse.
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