There's been an enormous amount of confusion about the new Health Care reform bill. In all honesty, Democrats haven't done a particularly good job of explaining it and opponents are content to scare all Americans voters by using distortions, exaggerations and outright disinformation.
As a health care professional who deals with the US health care system every day, I'd like to shed some light on the issue.
While there are shortcomings in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, it's a big step in the right direction. It gives more control over your health care to you and your health care professional, whose #1 priority is to make you well, and less to the big insurance companies whose #1 priority is to make a profit.
- Saves over $1 trillion over the next ten years, while covering 95% of Americans1,
- Bans lifetime limits on medical coverage,
- Bans insurance companies from denial of care for clerical errors on your application,
- Covers adults up to age 26 on their parents' policies,
- Restricts the use of annual limits on care,
All of the above is in effect now - there's more to come in 2014; you can read about it at HealthCare.gov. This is all a good deal for the American people - and I support it.