Ed Eichhorn
Ed Eichhorn asked:

Do you think the US is ready for universal healthcare?

Ed Eichhorn Yes, I believe that America is ready for universal healthcare for many reasons that we discuss in our book and in the blogs we have written since publishing our book. Today 40 million Americans are under-insured and another 29 million are uninsured. At the same time we have the most expensive healthcare system in the world on a per capita basis while our life expectancy is declining when compared with nations that have universal healthcare systems. Today our life expectance is three years less than most European countries and continues to decline.

Costs continue to rise each year in almost every area of healthcare. This in turn drives up the cost of private insurance. As the cost of private insurance goes up employers and individuals seek insurance plans higher deductibles and co-pays to try to control the premium costs.

Recently CMS recently projected if we change nothing in health care by 2027 our national cost will rise from $3.2 trillion per year to $6.5 trillion per year.

These issues among many others will increase the support for universal healthcare in the United States. I think that the next Congress will have to begin to put forth plans that would move us towards a cost effective universal health care system that should reduce bureaucracy and could improve outcomes.
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by Edward C. Eichhorn Jr. (Goodreads Author)
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