I have to agree with people who feel Obama Care will not work. It is going to be a system of forced pay and it is actually a Republican policy designed by the National Heritage Foundation and installed by Mitt Romney, Governor of Massachusetts.
I have been, for the first time a victim if NJ’s health system. It has come to terms with me as we are cheated out of a system of National Health Care that the rest of the civilized world has.
As I was admitted into Cooper Hospital recently I almost had my heart procedure rescinded and was just about thrown out of the Hospital because of clitches in the financial system and my affordability. I gave up documents that where private and personal about my finances. Cooper Hospital would have sent me to mt death if I didn’t go to patient services and print out current information.
I forced the issue and had my procedure. Imagine getting thrown out of the Hospital because you cannot afford a life saving procedure.
The bills are expensive too. During my first procedure the Helicopter ride cost $16,500.
A first class trip to Italy is $3,000.
Each procedure just about cost near $65,000. The ambulances costs where about $2,000. In Pennsylvania it is easier to get because that is one of the few states in which it is easy to get health care. I had most of my Health Care issues rescinded. If I had a National Health Care card as we should all have had eight years ago before the Democrats threw us under a bus, I could have kept my privacy and savings. I lost thousands of dollars out of my own pocket. In all Nations that have National Health Care, all we have to do is use it as a Debit card and all procedures are paid for. Obama Care will also be a privacy intruding, out of the pocket expense for most people.
Under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will be forced to purchase health insurance. But they will be forced to buy insurance that covers a lot of items, like acupuncture in California. On the other hand, insurance policies that only cover the insured for massive health care bills – much more similar to fire insurance – will effectively be banned. And unlike similar bans on marijuana, this ban on catastrophic health insurance plans will probably be enforced quite effectively.
No cancer care at age 76. In March 2010, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said at the Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties, “But we have to pass the [health care] bill so you can find out what’s in it…” What’s in it on page 272 is that age 76, when most people need health care the most, they will no longer be eligible for cancer treatment.
Part-timers get punched. Many part-time workers will have to pay for their own health insurance. The law requires employers with more than 50-full time employees (those working more than 30 hours a week) to provide health care. As a result, scores of companies are increasing part-time headcount while slashing full-timers. Part-timers, now required by law, must buy their own insurance with whittled down paychecks.
The United States National Health Care Act, or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act (H.R. 676), is a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives by Representative John Conyers (D-MI). The bill had 88 cosponsors in 2009. The act would establish a universal single-payer health care system in the United States, the rough equivalent of Canada’s Medicare, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service,
In 2009 the bill was reintroduced and renamed from the United States National Health Insurance Act to the United States National Care Act, a reflection of the fact that the bill provides health care instead of providing health insurance. Health care was a major part of Barack Obama’s campaign promises, and while he admitted that only a single payer system would provide universal coverage, the plan favored by Obama would be to increase insurance coverage instead. However, town hall remarks by Obama have indeed included support for a single payer system, particularly during his 2003-era pronouncements. The bill was reintroduced in 2013.
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is an advocacy organization of some 18,000 American physicians, medical students, and health professionals co-founded in 1987 by David Himmelstein and Steffie Woolhandler that supports a single-payer (Canadian-style) system of universal national health insurance.
The group is best known for its influential proposals for national health insurance, which have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA.
The group is also known for its members’ substantial contributions to scientific research on the uninsured, health system economics and international health systems. Members such as David Himmelstein, Steffie Woolhandler, Marcia Angell and Arnold Relman have contributed articles to major peer-reviewed journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine (of which Angell and Relman are former editors-in-chief), JAMA, Health Affairs, and the American Journal of Medicine/
Health Care Now!
Healthcare-NOW! is a grassroots organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by educating and advocating for the passage of single-payer healthcare legislation, such as HR 676. We support building the movement necessary to implement a publicly-funded, single-payer healthcare system that is universal, equitable, transparent, accountable, comprehensive, and that removes financial and other barriers to the right to health.