Friday, June 29, 2012

Health care reform: let's get on with it

OK, the Supreme Court said the health care reform law is constitutional. Let's get on with it.

The "Obamacare" opponents who took their case to the Supremes should acknowledge that it is the bona fide law of the land. Of course I understand that personal opinions of the law weren't changed yesterday.

Romney and the Republicans promise a legislative remedy if they win in November. I don't believe for a minute that they will repeal all the provisions of the law.

Too many Americans like the parts about keeping your young adult child on your health insurance policy, and not worrying about "previous conditions" when you buy or change your health insurance.

Many Americans like a lot of the current law. It needs more work.

We need to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs, which are created in part with research funding provided by the federal government.

We need to shift routine health care from "fee for service" to "payment for good outcome for the patient."

And we need to make sure that everyone pays fairly for health care, because I believe that Americans will continue to provide health care on an emergency basis to whoever shows up in the emergency room.

More about health care...

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