The federal government is taking on a crucial new role in the nation's health care, designing a basic benefits package for millions of privately insured Americans. A framework for the Obama administration was released Thursday.
The report by independent experts from the Institute of Medicine lays out guidelines for deciding what to include in the new "essential benefits package," how to keep it affordable for small businesses and taxpayers, and also scientifically up to date.About 68 million Americans, many of them currently insured, ultimately would be affected by the new benefits package. That's bigger than the number of seniors enrolled in Medicare.
This will not end well (pun intended). When has any program in the hands of politicians been run efficiently and with in budget? Before this so called Obamacare universal coverage was voted into law, most Americans were covered which even includes illegal aliens! Yes, insurance is expensive now, but we could have worked on fixing the problem with the now system instead of creating a bigger and more expensive one. Raise the retirement age, it is silly not to. Have all employees contribute to social security, not just the dwindling private sector. Government only creates more government, that is why we will not see jobs in this country returning anytime soon.