I thought Trump was supposed to have a healthcare plan that was bigger, better and cheaper ready to go on day 1 of his presidency, when the Republican party controlled the Presidency, the House AND the Senate. What happened?
They’ll probably allow all people with pre-existing conditions onto medicaid or Medicare. That solves the healthcare issue, and then it becomes a funding issue with no political consequences except debt.
I have seen the studies, they were limited and based on surveys (and not hard data), it was not universal (some private insurers had higher rates), and Medicare had a higher reported satisfaction level from providers. Try again.
It seems to me this would tilt the health care system towards middle class, who have the documentation on preexisting conditions and away from the poor, who benefit from ACA subsidies.
It would also eliminate the ACA effort include reproductive health services for women as an essential part of health care… further stressing the Republican relationship with women and giving the Democrats a substantial reason to oppose.
Concrete data on private group insurance is not available. However, in the individual market, private insurers deny claims at a rate of 19%, much higher than both traditional Medicare and Advantage plans.
Moving to a simplified billing system rather than the fractured system we have now could save up to $375 billion a year .
The most important thing is to get people to purchase their own health insurance. The employer based system, we have is the main driver of the high inflation rates. The next is to allow real market choice, since many people only really need long term care for cancer and such.