Interesting ideas from a study by think tanks, policy folks, and others which found:
● Monthly cost can be lower.
● The number of people with private health insurance could be increased.
● The federal deficit could be reduced some.
The study can be found here.
Sharing some thoughts:
● These ideas would be much better than the “solutions” we hear from politicians in Wash DC and even some in CT’s General Assembly - “Uncle Sam” can do it better
● Another analysis brings out to much “Uncle Sam” has resulted in increased costs for employers and the amount individuals have to pay.
● Working to reduce the “controls” and regulation introduced by the Patience Protection & Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of a few years ago is important.
● Studies also find getting people involved in their medical treatment can lower costs quite a bit. So glad to hear this.
Politicians and the media continue to say any change to PPACA would mean a person’s pre-exciting conditions won’t be covered. Of course, that is not true. There is significant bi-parison support in Washington DC for the important no restrictions on pre-existing conditions.
John C Parker, RHU, LTCP