Healthcare Delivery Is Not Enough, Consumers Need a Nationalized Health Care Economy
I know that I’m not the only one who feels like our country is not yet at the level of economic growth that we could achieve without an economy based on the private sector.
But that doesn’t mean that our country isn’t headed for a new era of health care innovation, and it shouldn’t be.
Health care delivery is not enough.
Consumers are already feeling the pinch.
So the next time you have a doctor visit or visit your dentist, just remember that a few years ago, it was a lot more expensive to have health care services in America.
It was much harder to get your teeth cleaned.
It would be a lot easier to get an abortion, for example.
Health insurance premiums, too, have skyrocketed over the last decade.
But with healthcare costs dropping, that’s not what you want to see.
A Nationalized Healthcare Economy That Doesn’t Exist Today There are three ways to make healthcare more affordable: by simplifying it and making it affordable for everyone, by making it more accessible and affordable to everyone, and by making health care more affordable for those who need it the most.
This is the approach that we have taken, and this is what we are going to continue to pursue.
I’m proud of our achievements in the health care arena.
We have cut the cost of a single-payer plan in half.
We’ve passed the Affordable Care Act.
And we are now on track to meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, which I know we are well on our way to achieving.
We will be able to make affordable, accessible health care a reality for everybody by making the private insurance system more accountable.
We need to move toward a nationalized healthcare economy.
It’s an economic model that works.
It works for everyone.
And it’s one that I think Americans recognize is right for our country.
The American people are ready for this.
They are tired of paying hundreds of dollars more for a single procedure, or a $1,000 deductible, or two procedures, and then seeing nothing.
And they are tired.
And I believe we are in a great place to get there.
They’re ready to give up the status quo of private health insurance for a national, federally funded health care system that can deliver the same level of quality care at a lower cost.
They want to give their government a big hand in making this happen.
So let’s do it.
And let’s get to work to make it happen.
Let’s move forward with our plan.
We’re going to make health care affordable for everybody.
We are going for a National, Federally Funded Health Care System that works for everybody, with universal coverage and universal coverage, so you don’t have to be sick to have insurance.
The Affordable Care Cost-Sharing and Quality Improvements Act is the best example of how we’re going about doing that.
And here are the numbers: the bill lowers premiums by nearly 25 percent for people earning up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
It also provides tax credits of up to $2,000 for people making up to 300 percent of poverty, and $2 at 400 percent of that.
The bill lowers out-of-pocket expenses by about $5,000.
It increases deductibles by more than $5 for everyone making up, and about $4 for everyone below that.
This bill does everything it can to help more people afford health care.
It doesn’t just cover people who need health care—the bill also covers those who can’t afford it, and provides additional tax credits for people who choose not to buy insurance.
It makes insurance more affordable, and more accessible, and gives us the best chance to deliver a national health care plan that works and can deliver affordable health care to every American.
And when you see how well this bill works, it’s not just a good idea, it makes good sense, and the American people can get on board with it.
But let me give you some more numbers: this is not a new plan.
This legislation is a year and a half old.
It passed the Senate with nearly unanimous support.
And over the past few months, it has been voted on in both chambers, and we’re getting the support of more than half of the House of Representatives, as well as the Senate’s Democrats.
This law is the first of its kind in the history of our country, and as we move forward in the next few years, we’re confident it will be the foundation of our next decade of progress in the American economy.
This plan is good for every American and good for the American middle class.
It will make health insurance more available, it will make it more affordable and accessible, it’ll make it easier to afford health insurance, and ultimately, it can make health health care work for everybody—everyone in America, not just the wealthiest Americans, not only the healthiest Americans, but also the people