Sunday, March 23, 2014
IS THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT SUCCESSFUL ?
The number of enrollees in the Affordable Care Act probably bears little upon whether it will be a success. Proponents admittedly are disappointed with the lack-luster enthusiasm for the Affordable Care Act.
The most influential aspect of the Act is to guarrantee eligibility for those previously uninsured, or who have pre-existing medical conditions often used as a reason for denial of coverage.
It is not affordable, universal, socialized medicine, nor a health plan. The ACA is also not uniform and differs from state to state. The decision of a state to not expand medi-cal for uninsured made it unavailable for some.
Congress failed to develop a competent bill and passed a bad bill largely because of the ‘hubris’ of leaders of congress and President Obama developing a health law with little if any input that was listened to from authorities, and/or persons who work in the health care sector.
Obamacare needs to be repealed, one way or another. World affairs are now diverting media and congressional attention from health to serious world affairs.