If Fiscal Responsiblity Is What They Proclaim, Conservatives Should Favor Health Care Reform
Besides covering 31 million Americans who don’t have medical insurance, the health care reform bill would “extend coverage to roughly 31 million who lack it, crack down on insurance company practices that deny or dilute benefits and curtail the growth of spending on medical care nationally.” Who wants to be the party, political or otherwise, who opposes this? Most controversial will be the public option and the requirement that people carry insurance.
The legislation would require most Americans to carry insurance and provide subsidies to those who couldn’t afford it. Large companies could incur costs if they did not provide coverage to their workforce. The insurance industry would come under significant new regulation under the bill, which would first ease and then ban the practice of denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing medical conditions.
But when you hear the naysayers complain about the cost, let’s be mindful that this reduces the deficit over ten years and curtails medical costs. Isn’t that that kind of fiscal responsibility conservatives claim they stand for?Click here for reuse options!
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