Currently there are more than 47 million Americans living without health insurance. Without question President Obama has a huge mountain to climb to fix the nation’s health care system and it seems Americans are having a tough time finding common ground on health care reform.
President Barack Obama has said we are at a time of great challenge. We face wars abroad and a troubled economy at home. However with great challenges come great opportunities. The problems we face require more than the regular Washington quick fix; they need significant change.
The current system has enriched two groups at the expense of the public â€” people in the insurance industry and people in the medical field. That is the real problem with health care.
The task will be impressive given the complexity of the issues, controversy around several key policy initiatives and estimates that reform will exceed $1 trillion over 10 years.
Intensifying health care costs are pushing Americans to dive into their savings to pay their medical bills. And worse, every day there are more stories about people, a lot of whom have insurance – who are filing bankruptcy because of medical expenses.
If Obama can sway Congress to center on these problems, we stand to gain. Canada currently loses substantial numbers of physicians, nurses and therapists to the U.S. because of the wage imbalance.
However in the end the war health care is in the U.S. Senate. Two individual committees are working on proposals that will take President Obama’s plan, add some of their own, and then run the result past industry lobbyists. We can expect the plans this month.
The Democrats’ best cost-control measure is the supposed public option, a government-sponsored health insurance program offered along with private insurance plans to provide competition and a brake on costs.
President Obama has been traveling across the nation in recent weeks to increase support for his plans of reform on the nation’s health care. President Obama’s main priorities are to reign in the cost of healthcare insurance for your family while providing insurance to the majority of Americans. However, the details of the legislation are for Congress to craft.