Tuesday, June 2, 2009

White House frames health care as economic problem

I am encouraged that the Obama administration is taking the bull by the horns and attacking the healthcare challenge.

According to a recent report, as cited by an AP story: "The report by the White House Council of Economic Advisers says that health care costs — now about 18 percent of the gross domestic product — will rise to 34 percent in 30 years if left unchecked, wreaking havoc on the federal deficit, businesses and working Americans."

These figures are alarming and should be to all Americans. We as working Americans simply cannot withstand having our GDP so heavily invested with the cost of healthcare.

There are too many people in this country who have insurance, and of those, some 27% file bankruptcy because of not being able to pay medical bills - those numbers are staggering.

We need a comprehensive approach to insure the uninsured, get costs in check, stop the outrageous fees paid to lobbyists and cease to give so much power to HMO's.

Here is the link to the story: http://news.aol.com/article/white-house-frames-health-care-as/507612

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