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Put aside petty politics to fix U.S. health-care issues

What do we need to do now with health-care reform? We all know the Affordable Care Act was poorly planned and poorly carried out. I am a supporter of health-care reform and ideally would have made health-care reform work with different methods, like expanding Medicare into a public option, but I am also a realist. I believe the health-insurance exchange will take years and many reforms to develop into a working health-insurance system that covers all Americans.

An undertaking of any major reform is complicated and would not be implemented flawlessly. I see the politics of health-care reform, for and against, has lacked realism, and as a result has ruined the image of its reform.Where do we go from here? I believe in order to fix the Affordable Care Act and the future of health care, all interested parties for and against health-care reform need to come together and develop reforms to fix these problems. I believe all future reforms must not come from one side, but from all sides. I feel the future of health care in the U.S. depends on the moral obligation of both sides to act in the better interest of all Americans.

I ask all sides of the health-care reform debate to consider where as a nation we need to go from here. I am hopeful as time goes on, petty politics will be put aside and health-care reform will be fixed to work for every American.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 12/02/2013 - 11:22 am.

    Forget petty

    They have zipped right past petty all the way to infantile. Voting 40 plus times to repeal a law they knew has zero chance of happening shows infantile minds at work. The disappointing part of it is there is an entire party of them out there.

  2. Submitted by Todd Hintz on 12/02/2013 - 12:35 pm.

    Universal

    A universal single payer government regulated plan coupled with compensation reform is the only way to go. Anything less than that is simply spitting in the wind.

  3. Submitted by rolf westgard on 12/02/2013 - 10:48 pm.

    Right on,

    Todd

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