Every responsible citizen should be concerned about the cost of healthcare. From pharmaceutical policies that have us paying more than the other countries to skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, this has to be a top priority.
During George W. Bush’s presidency the percentage of median family income spent on Healthcare skyrocketed from 11% to 18%! The level Obama years: After the passage of the Affordable Care Act the increase in of median family income spent on healthcare slowed to 2% (from 19% when the ACA was enacted in 2010 to 21% in 2016). Then, after just 3 years of Trump doing everything possible to undermine the ACA, the percentage of median family income spent on healthcare is projected at 24%! (23% in 2019) And Trump has a PERFECT plan that he will tell us about in the year 2121!
The Affordable Care Act
In addition to cutting reimbursement and gutting minimum standards, Trump has suspended enforcement of the Individual Mandate.
Now think about it. Almost Everybody wants to (or say they want to) have Preexisting Conditions covered. Sure, everybody wants to have their cake and eat it too. It is a matter of simple fairness that you cannot expect the insurance companies to cover Preexisting Conditions if people can just jump in or upgrade their policies whenever they get sick. That is why an Individual Mandate is not only fair, but necessary. Common Sense.
A Public Option for Healthcare
This is a way to remove some of the excess profit taking with the efficiency of a Medicare-like administration system, but not force anyone to change their current employer-based or other private plans. Assuring an affordable individual policy sets employees free to find better jobs, start their own businesses and live a better life without fear of heathcare bankruptcy.