The Affordable Care Act was an improvement in a totally broken national health care system.
Among other benefits, it increased access for millions through the expanded Medicaid program. It prevented the denial of coverage due to pre-existing medical conditions. However, it was a bandage, not a cure. We need a real solution. We need universal health care now.
Almost 30 million Americans still have no health care coverage. Many millions more live with the risk of bankruptcy due to deductibles, co-insurance requirements and copayments. Thousands of American businesses who admirably help pay for employee health coverage are made uncompetitive relative to their overseas counterparts. Many thousands of churches, school districts and county governments struggle to maintain employee health coverage and balance their budgets as their premiums increase unpredictably and far exceed the cost of living.
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