You’ve probably heard a lot about Obama’s Health reform goals over the last several months from the campaign he ran for presidency to the more current debate over its effectiveness. There’s a lot of information to absorb going over these changes and it’s easy to rely on the news to tell us just what these changes will be, but the fact of the matter is that you’re hearing more flack than truth.
Changes Obama’s Plan Will Make:
- No discrimination for patients with pre-existing health problems.
- Extensions for coverage on young adults.
- No huge out of pocket costs, co-pays or deductibles.
- No cost sharing for preventative care.
- Protection from being dropped when you get seriously ill.
- Guaranteed renewable coverage while premium payments are met.
- No caps on lifetime or annual coverage.
- Allow you guaranteed Coverage at the doctor you want.
- Preventing families from going bankrupt due to medical bills.
- Make it easier to get health coverage at work even in small businesses.
These aren’t small steps. They’re clear goals that will help to improve the health of our nation. So why is Obama’s Health Plan getting flack? Why is it being represented as bad for business and bad for the people it hopes to help? Health care costs are anticipated to double over the next few years, more and more are losing their insurance coverage because they can’t afford it. The government has long been against changing programs in a direction that doesn’t benefit it financially. Insurance companies are a source of that income and don’t want to lose a chunk of their profit. What better way to kill a plan than to make it look like something it’s not?