When the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was enacted in 2010 it required all states to expand their Medicaid programs to include people with incomes slightly higher than those allowed under traditional Medicaid, as well as groups, like childless adults, that had not previously been covered. In 2012 the Supreme Court ruled that forcing States to expand their Medicaid coverage was unconstitutional. Since then 22 states have expanded their coverage and more than 35 have opted not to do so. Proponents of the expansion argue that it will lower healthcare costs for everyone by reducing the number of Americans without health insurance. Opponents argue that states should be allowed to run their own Medicaid programs without the intervention of the federal government.
It would seem that if my state opted in that my property, sales and state income tax would have to increase to absorb this. If this is the case it would impact me the same. I don’t think the federal government should have their hands in private sector.
I believe that free healthcare shouldn't only be for low-income individuals. I think that it should be distributed by eligibility for whoever needs it no matter what their income is. I think that it should also be available for larger families.
Need to make medical care more affordable overall. Why are pills (some that are very necessary and no, it's not all about recovering R&D costs) so expensive? Hospitals do need to make enough to pay off highly skilled professionals but seems to lean too much into for-profit than to provide for the people.
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