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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Obama's Health Care

Unless you've been living under a rock, I'm sure you already know that we're about to see some major changes coming soon regarding health care. Although I don't know the details as well as I'd like, I get the big picture.

I am not particulary excited for this bill, and I feel like the negatives FAR outweigh the positives. It's one more way the government can have even MORE control of our lives. It coerces people to carry insurance, even if they don't want it -- which is the case for many college students who are young, healthy, active, and broke! It's going to lead to higher premiums for many people, waiting lists for specialists, health care rationing, and most importantly-- higher costs!

The key pro that is discussed regarding the bill is how it is going to reduce the defecit, but so many costs that weren't specifically included in the bill (but that will be necessary) are ignored.

I do think there are quite a few changes that need to made regarding healthcare to make it more feasible for everyone like having the ability to buy across state lines, coverage for high risk individuals, and making health care more affordable via tort reform and other cost cutting measures.

It's definitely going to be fascinating to see what comes now that parts of this reform are now going to start taking place.. I for one think it's going to be an interesting ride...

I encourage you to consider developing an analysis of the economic efficiency of the statute.
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