It is time we stop talking about the ACA and the ACHA. Neither bill will be a success for the American people. As a small business owner, I have already seen that Obamacare hasn’t kept my costs down, nor has it allowed me to provide a high-quality health coverage plan to my employees. The new AHCA would cause me to have my rates go up because we have several older employees, and several employees who have had medical events in the past.
We should reboot this discussion and talk about single-payer healthcare. It would be better to understand the issues of both parties so that we can bring radical transformation. We need to look at the facts and keep the large lobbyists at bay. A single-payer program, one where employers no longer have to worry about negotiating with the greedy insurance and medical industries, can reduce costs and provide greater coverage to those who need it.
As human beings, we could not have survived as a race without the charity of others in our group. Typically, our human desire to help others in distress is aroused in response to misfortunes in others. However, in this instance, we have become focused on winning or losing for our side.
We need to take a step back and look at the broader picture for all Americans. Our goal should be to move forward as a nation economically, as well as with compassion for those who are sick or disabled. Let’s start a new discussion.
Mark Pinsley, Allentown, Pennsylvania