Healthcare experts

Donald Trump ran on the idea of abolishing the Affordable Car Act, more commonly called “Obamacare.”  He, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and a group of conservative legislators in Congress think they know what is best for Americans as it pertains to our health care options.  They, it must be noted, have their own “Cadillac plans” to cover both themselves and their families should a medical need arise.

The American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Cancer society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association, the March of Dimes, and the American Medical Association have all gone on record opposing the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act. They would support working to improve the ACA rather than doing away with it altogether. Sister Carol Keehan, president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association, which represents more than 600 hospitals across the country said what the great majority of Americans clearly want. “We need to be constantly pushing to get folks to do a bipartisan fix of the ACA.  We have to keep blocking and tackling until we get there.”

So who should we put our faith in to solve the American health care dilemma?  We’ve got two groups claiming to be “experts” on the health care issue. The answer should be obvious.

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2 thoughts on “Healthcare experts

  1. Yes. Its easy to repeal. Harder to find a fix. I would like to see solutions and fixes to ACA from all the people who want to keep it yet know in its current form it isn’t working for everyone. Railing against Trump is as easy as the Republicans railing against ACA in the first, second, third ….. place.

    • Obviously, there are lobby groups working to influence Congress to make changes in the current health care plan. One would think that a panel of doctors and insurance representatives could hammer out positive changes. From what I’ve read, states that set up the exchanges coupled with the Medicaid supplement have fared pretty well. It’s the states that declined to participate in the ACA that have the lowest coverage for their citizens as well as fewer options. The bottom line seems to be whether health care is a basic right or it’s not.

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