Congress Solution to Health Care Crisis
As the Republican majority in the United States House is set to repeal the health care reform law, concerned citizens are questioning what the new congress will do to solve the health care crisis. A return to pre-reform status quo is morally and financially unacceptable.
The U.S. health care system is the most expensive one in the world and yet it fails to cover 17 percent of its population. While the new Congress finds several flaws with the health care reform law, it did manage to give access to basic medical care to each and every citizen of the country.
Once the health care reform law is repealed, insurance coverage will be denied for more than 30 million presently uninsured Americans. The projected national deficit reduction of $138 billion will be gone. 18,000 to 45,000 Americans die each year because of lack of health insurance. This can be prevented with additional insurance coverage that’s part of the health care reform law.
The health care reform law also protects the consumer on prohibitions on denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, canceling coverage when one becomes ill, and close the Medicare loophole for retirees.
The health care law reform is not perfect but that doesn’t mean that it should be repealed. It should just be improved on so that it can make the lives of millions of Americans better.