What’s the deal with healthcare in the U.S. right now?

It seems like one day America is making headway on a new healthcare initiative or bill, and then the next day any progress towards an agreement comes to a halt. 

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Repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) has been more challenging than the GOP anticipated.

Ever since Trump took office in January, Republicans and Democrats have debated how to move forward with a healthcare plan for the country. Earlier this month, two senators reached an agreement on a bipartisan healthcare bill, which intended to stabilize insurance markets by restoring cost-sharing reduction payments. It looked like we were on our way to a long anticipated answer to our question — “What’s going on with healthcare?” — but then Trump pulled out of the decision to move forward, accusing the bill of “bailing out” insurance companies..

As 2017 winds down, the constant flux and ambiguity has a lot of people wondering — what’s the deal with healthcare in the U.S. and how will the uncertainty affect people in 2018?

While we don’t have all the answers, this is what we can break down for you.

Healthcare right now

Healthcare, looking towards the future

We’ll keep you posted as things play out, but in the meantime, make sure you have a game plan for you and your family’s healthcare next year.

How do you feel about the current state of healthcare in America? Tell us in the comments or share with us on Facebook.

 

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  • commented 2017-11-02 00:42:40 -0400
    If you are for the unaffordable care act you’re a fool. And what is all this repeal and REPLACE! Government get outta my face. The fix for accessible health care is possible without government. Just look what government national health insurance has done for veterans! That should give you a clue about government run healthcare.

    Open state borders to health insurance, open USA borders to pharmacy and watch the prices go down!

    We have the old people and the poor already covered with Medicare and Medicaid. Pay docs a living wage and those programs will work

    If you are legal age get a job and buy your own health care. Stop living off your parents!

    Provide Stoop Gap catastrophe coverage for all citizens at pennies on the dollar. That way no one losses their house because of medical bills

    Grandfather everyone who has health insurance into the no pre existing conditions. If you don’t buy insurance, you take your chances!

    Break up the hospital/ BC cost plus monopoly.

    So see! fixed without replace! Now just implement these simple changes and repeal ACA (ALL 11,000 pages) and we have the best affordable, accessible health care in the world.

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