The thing that everyone on the left and most on the right choose to ignore is the fact that health care in America has become unaffordable to most working Americans !
My wife looked at a ACA policy . With a subsidy and only paying one dollar a month the policy has a $7000.00 deductible . Meaning the policy pays NOTHING until the policy holder spends $7000.00 out of pocket !
The cost of health care is out of control !!!
In fiscal year 2016, the federal government spent $3.9 trillion, amounting to 21 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).Oct 4, 2017
Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, and marketplace subsidies: Four health insurance programs — Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace subsidies — together accounted for 26 percent of the budget in 2016, or $1 trillion.
Nearly three-fifths of this amount, or $594 billion, went to Medicare, which provides health coverage to around 57 million people who are over age 65 or have disabilities.
The rest of this category funds Medicaid, CHIP, and ACA subsidy and exchange costs. In a typical month, Medicaid and CHIP provide health care or long-term care to about 74 million low-income children, parents, elderly people, and people with disabilities. (Both Medicaid and CHIP require matching payments from the states.) In 2016, 9 million of the 11 million people enrolled in health insurance exchanges received ACA subsidies, at an estimated cost of about $31 billion.
So rather then face the out of control cost of health care we / our corrupted government decided the government would throw our money at the problem typical swamp reaction ! they pad their pockets with special interest money and bankrupt the nation !
Something has to change our national security is chained to our financial well being . Get prescription drugs and health care out of the swamp !
Price controls , nationalize of health care , increase the number of doctors by funding their education and then requiring a number of years of public service in reciprocity . Make the federal government negotiate with health care providers and drug manufactures for pricing to the larges user of there services !