Health Care Bill – What should it contain?
OK, everybody can find fault with what has come to be called ObamaCare. Let’s frame the discussion in another way and begin with a clean slate whether it be Romney’s slate or Obama’s slate.
- Is there anything that should be in a health care bill, or should the federal government not be involved in any way in health care and why?
- What is one specific item you would like to see covered in a health care bill?
Truly, be constructive, succinct, civil, and specific.
I’ll begin with one item just to seed a conversation.
I believe that all children should have a minimum level of health care from birth to 18 years old. No matter who their parents are. No matter what their conditions, they should NOT have to be concerned about health care for emergencies, for disease, or anything in America. I believe that if we were to all pay a few dollars toward the health of our young, the cost per person paying would be very small to assure good health. I have no data but it would seem it could avoid hospital emergency costs in many ways.
I am saying a “minimum” level of care. Those able could certainly increase that level. The care could be provided through the existing insurance company base. I am not suggested we eliminate any part of that industry, although they should themselves provide some monitoring. While I feel the age should be to 18, I can see an argument for only birth to seven or 10 or so as a beginning program.
What else would you like to see for required coverage? How it would be paid for, or what would be your reasons if you feel there should be no required coverage? Try to write a response without labels and without a broad brush of right or left. Romney has had positions on health care, too.