New Health Care model?

HEALTHCARE: Barack Obama sets himself an unbelievably difficult timeline to reform healthcare delivery in the United States | Opinions | Star-Telegram.com

Barack Obama’s healthcare reforms fit this model nicely. He bundles three evergreen feel-good concepts — electronic medical records (EMR), disease prevention and chronic-disease management — and totes up dubious savings to fund his ultimate goal of making health insurance affordable to everyone.

Obama has pledged to lower healthcare costs to save the typical family $2,500 annually in insurance premiums by the end of his first term.

This is an unbelievably tall order — and an increasingly elusive target. Ironically, Obama’s own Web site points out that health insurance premiums have risen six times faster than wages in the last four years. And a survey of insurers indicates that healthcare costs will go up 10 percent in 2009.

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One thought on “New Health Care model?

  1. I’m woundering if his plan will save the typical family $2,500 or just shift the cost to taxes. One thing many people do not understand is that the health insurance companies want to keep cost down too. Above it’s mentioned that health insurance premiums have risen six times faster than wages in the last four years. Why have the premiums risen? That answer is also stated above. Healthcare costs are going up. Doctors, Hospitals and specialist are gouging us consumers. That is what we need our goverment to get control of. If the cost of health care is regulated, insurance premiums will come down. Because health insurance premiums are allready regulated by the goverment.

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