I don’t want to convey a negative thing about medical advances. Think of the tens of millions of lives that have been saved, expanded, strengthened and made more prosperous as a result. But with a source of financing rising to its present size (hundreds of billions of dollars annually), it is inevitable that upward pressure on health care costs is inevitable. Let’s turn to the core topics at this stage that will lead us to an analysis and hopefully a clearer understanding of the plans for health care reform in the news today. Is the current pace of U.S. health care spending sustainable? Will America retain its global competitiveness when 16 percent of our gross national product is spent on health care, heading for 20 percent? What is it?You may want to check out Norman Home Care for more.
For sure, the Obama health care proposal is complex – I’ve never seen a health care plan that isn’t. But his plan aims to deal with a) raising the number of Americans covered by affordable insurance (almost 50 million are not) across a variety of initiatives, and b) reducing costs in such a way that quality and our access to health care are not adversely affected.
The initiative greatly increases the number of Americans who will be covered by health care through insurance exchanges and an extension of Medicaid.
The proposal allows everyone to have health insurance and a tax to be paid if we don’t comply to offset the cost of this extension. It would allegedly send money to the states to cover all people added to state-based Medicaid services.
A number of new taxes have been implemented to offset the increased costs, one being a 2.5 percent tax on new medical technology and another raising taxes on interest and dividend income for wealthy.
In order to manage costs, the Obama initiative also uses principles such as evidence-based medicine, accountable care organisations, comparative studies on efficacy and decreased payment to health care providers (doctors and hospitals).
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