Mary Washington Healthcare has been providing outstanding medical care for over 100 years. We will not make any progress reducing current health care dysfunction if we cannot have an honest conversation about what causes it and who profits from it. In a democracy, we depend on journalists and the news media to provide the information needed to inform such a discussion.
And, if this family goes to the cheaper Bronze plans offered in Compton, they will see their individual deductible go up--in 2016 the increase would have been from $2,250 to $6,000 while the family deductible would have gone from $4,500 to $12,000 in 2016.
The original understanding was that people would be able to keep their health insurance if they wanted to. But the law's implementation is making that impossible with skyrocketing premiums and massive losses forcing insurance companies out of its markets.
The responsibilities of the doctor is to diagnose the health problems that a person may have and nurse them back to good health as long as it can be done with the help of medicine and also treat injuries that a person may incur in their day to day lives.
What I found was far worse than what I had heard or expected...the law does provide for rationing of health care, particularly where senior citizens and other classes of citizens are involved, free health care for illegal immigrants, free abortion services, and probably forced participation in abortions by members of the medical profession.