All of this HOOP la about health care coverage is overrated. Socialized medicine is on the loom and will drastically reduce the quality of care when you are presenting with a serious need! Prevention is the cure for soaring health care prices! Prevention is NOT NEEDING their services because you do NOT have the diagnosis of hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes, cancer, gallstones and all the many other problems that arise from our self induced bad health habits! Problem is NOBODY has ever instructed us how NOT to need their services!
You would not go out and buy a car and stand out in the street and shoot holes in it and the gas tank and then expect the government to fix it and pay for it because it doesn't work anymore, would you? That is exactly where we are at in history where our health is concerned. Somebody has been making ALOT of money on our bad habits and never sat us down and looked us in the eye and told us how and why this has happened to us!
While insurance companies have the monopoly on health care pricing, drug companies make the most donations to medical schools. This has a significant influence on what is taught. Sure early detection is important if we fit into the category of 64% of Americans who are obese and not exercising or we have been avid smokers and drinkers of alcohol. Y'all really are going to need those expensive services unless you begin NOW to SAVE your own life and NOT GET DEAD! It all begins by what you put in your grocery basket. Does it nurture life into your body or is it slowly killing you?
I recommend the government giving tax credits for normal BMI's as an incentive to get AMERICA healthy like nobody else can. We are in charge of what we are doing to our body's! NO one to blame but us. Bad habits X 20-30 years = trouble!
We have to take responsibility for our part. Then using state of the art health care services for accidents and catastrophes etc! How about this; reasonable coverage for the healthy: health care plans covering hospitalization and for the first 3 office visits per year only and then have the deductable begin!. (covers for routine health screenings etc etc! ) The rest of the visits paid out of pocket! That will change up how health care works you watch! The best answer today is to SAVE YOURSELF because the coverage coming....well, you are not going to like it! However, you will not care if you reduce your risk and will not need it! Let's not be like sheep going to the slaughter folks!