Part of the argument we hear daily about health care reform is that we need to get insurance to people who don’t already have it. Amongst the avalanche of angry articles, militant tweets, desperate conversations, calls for action (commenting on the proposed rules), apologies and condescending propaganda, perhaps the most touching post I’ve seen came from David Introcaso at The Health Care Blog , which shows in great detail how the MACRA is not really measuring value”.
In recent days, Aetna announced that it will drastically reduce its participation in the Obamacare marketplaces, joining a long string of other health insurers, including giants like United Healthcare and Humana, and small local outfits like Scott & White in Texas , all of which cited massive financial losses in this market.
Part of the reason why the Korean did not follow the debate was because the entire thing was so moronic: to the Korean, it is obvious that a country should guarantee its citizens a health insurance, and the cheapest way to achieve that is a single-payer system like Korea’s.
But the phenomenon is escalating here and around the country, health care design specialists say, part of an international competition for wealthy patients willing to pay extra, even as the federal government cuts back hospital reimbursement in pursuit of a more universal and affordable American medical system.
I earn 5,000 USD a month, but I pay about 130 USD for health premium, and my 2 childeren and my parents are all covered under my health care.(premium is decided by my income, but covering range is decided by who is supported financially and cared for by me.