Most people tend to appreciate that the internet carries a wide range of health article and related material, and most people would probably accept that some of this material is of a highly dubious quality. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the onetime candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed what he called a Medicare-for-all, single-payer health care system,” and he said 16 Democratic senators supported it. Those included Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten E. Gillibrand of New York and Kamala Harris of California — all names on the list of possible candidates for president in 2020.
As the number of service sector jobs has risen in developed countries, more and more jobs have become sedentary , presenting a different array of health problems than those associated with manufacturing and the primary sector Contemporary problems, such as the growing rate of obesity and issues relating to stress and overwork in many countries, have further complicated the interaction between work and health.
Based on that, and on a lifetime of experience thinking and learning about American health policy, I believe that after watching the food-fight going on in Washington over health care, Americans are now more ready than ever to accept the limitations that would be necessary to return American health care to affordability, if in return they got a health care system that is perceived to be fair, transparent, affordable and truly universal – none of which can be said of the mess we have now.
Here are just a few of the hundreds of commonly used reasons to exclude or limit health insurance: acne, AIDS, arthritis, artificial joints, asthma, bipolar disorder, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, coronary artery disease, diabetes, domestic violence, drug abuse, emphysema, fertility treatment, insulin use, kidney failure, leukemia, multiple sclerosis, pacemakers, pregnancy, rape, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea, suicide attempts and being either overweight or underweight.
However, when they look up from their spreadsheets, what they’ll notice is that much of Obamacare’s architecture remains: The GOP bill relies on regulated and subsidized individual insurance, plus a Medicaid program that would be smaller than it has been since Obamacare began, but still larger than it was before, to fill coverage gaps left by the mainstays of U.S. health care: Medicare and employer-paid plans.