Posted by tecwrg on 10/10/2013 1:47:00 PM (view original):
"Improving health care" is not the same as "improving access to healthcare".
The ACA may improve access to healthcare. But it does nothing to improve healthcare. Nor to address the economic inefficiences inherent in the system. Just the opposite, with respect to the latter . . . it throws MORE money into an already economically flawed/broken system. That's not how you fix problems.
I disagree. Are you
calling me wrong???
Improving access to health care improves the health care for people who didn't have access before.
It's not designed to fix all of the economic inefficiencies in the system but it does help somewhat. As several people have noted, low priced or subsidized exchanges will push more people out of the private health insurance market and into the exchanges. For health insurance companies to stay viable, they will need to put pressure on hospital pricing. And, really, the only people that can fix the pricing issue are health insurance companies. Individual consumers don't have the access, information, or influence necessary to change anything.