Should we view health care as a commodity or as a right?

Apr 08, 2017, 07:26
Should we view health care as a commodity or as a right?

Almost 55 per cent of Americans now support Obamacare or the Affordable Care Act, up from 42 per cent in November, a new Gallup Poll found.

However, Trump supported the recent bill, stating that he was "100 percent" behind it and blaming the Republican Freedom Caucus for its failure.

As talk heats up in Washington about reviving the push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a new poll reveals that three out of four Americans want the Trump administration to make the health care law work. AHCA gets rid of the mandate which, according to the GOP website "forced millions of workers, families, and job creators into expensive, inadequate Obamacare plans that they don't want and can not afford". Some 64 per cent said it was a "good thing" that Congress did not pass the American Health Care Act, while only 29 per cent said it was a "bad thing".

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After acknowledging that Zombie Trumpcare - a.k.a. some revised version of the American Health Care Act, the GOP plan to repeal and partially replace Obamacare - was not going to command enough Republican support to lurch to the House floor before the two-week Easter recess, House Republicans nonetheless scheduled a Rules Committee meeting Thursday to tweak the dead-again legislation. This includes mental health coverage and maternity care.

When you think about it, health insurance companies really do not deliver health care. That is what happened to the best country in the world, one that other countries looked to with admiration and proud to stand beside in times of trouble and despair.

Robert Silber retired to Lane County after working as a certified prosthetist and owning a large custom prosthetic and orthotic practice in Pennsylvania that served Medicare, Medicaid and privately insured patients. Apparently the impetus for this move came from the White House, and perhaps from the vice-president, who headed up the failed effort this week to reach agreement on a plan that could attract both HFC members who thought AHCA was too generous to old and sick people, and "moderates" who quailed at the number of people who would lose insurance. Only 26 percent of Americans say they want to keep the law "as is", while 30 percent said they want it repealed and replaced completely.

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