Universal Health Care in America: The Recently Proposed Bills

The fight to reform health care is reaching an all-time climax. Thus, there are several pieces of legislation which various government officials have proposed. Find out libertarian solutions to health care here at the Cato Institute and Mises.org. In a speech before the American Medical Association on June 15th, President Obama mentioned that wanted the following points to be a part of the new system: Those who want to keep their existing health insurance plan will be allowed to do so. Instead of having paper medical records, President Obama wants to switch to an electronic system so that important medical data can be accessed by medical professionals anywhere, anytime. More money will be invested in preventative care. As part of this, he wants to encourage Americans to take charge of their own health care by living a healthier lifestyle. To incentive Americans to take better care of themselves, doctors would be required to tell patients what their risk factors are. Those who continually have low cholesterol and blood pressure will receive reduced premiums. How doctors are paid will also be … Continue reading

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