America's health care mess
The intentions were good: sign up as many Americans as possible for health insurance to bring citizens better health care and lower the cost. Health costs have been skyrocketing for years, and the uninsured have been using emergency rooms for treatment … at a huge cost to the rest of us.
President Obama went through private insurance companies to try to accomplish better health care. His political opponents fought it from the start, lost in Congress, and the Supreme Court, but came back to partially shut down the federal government over the issue last week.
Meanwhile, Obamacare moves forward with glitches on the exchanges that should have been expected.
From the beginning I thought the plan was much too complicated. I feel expensive health care could have been addressed in less radical ways. I agree with some parts of the plan that protect the consumer.
The ball’s rolling now. Those Americans impacted by new health care rules are going to have to find a way through, even as the politicians continue the fight.
Our thought for today is from Mark Twain:
“By trying we can easily learn to endure adversity. Another man’s, I mean.”