Saturday, October 17, 2009

Obama's Healthcare Reform

tens of millions of American's are uninsured because of rising costs of healthcare. Eight million of those effected are children. Even families that do have coverage are still struggling to pay for high co-pays. As american's we have not put much into preventive healthcare and many go without these services such as cancer screenings and immunizations against flus. We instead take care of people once they are sick and sometimes that is to late. Barrack Obama's plan is to strenthen employer–based coverage, making insurance companies accountable and ensures patient choice of doctor and care without government interference.If you already have health insurance you can stay with your current plan and your costs will decrease. If you dont not have health care then you will be given options of affordable insurance. He wants to make the healthcare system work for people and buissness as a priority instead of insurance companies.
It is not right that Americans families are paying skyrocketing premiums while drug and insurance industries are enjoying record profits. These companies benefit most from the status quo and in many cases are the greatest obstacles to reform. The Obama-Biden plan will tackle needless waste and spiraling costs by increasing
competition in the insurance and drug markets.


  1. I thought that this video was a very helpful tool in explaining Obama's clear health care plan. It was nice to see it broken down, and explained by Obama himself. Although I felt that these plans of action seemed almost idealistic, so I hope that Obama can enforce them and truly help the American people.

    Nicole Schuller

  2. This video is very helpful! I have been so overwhelmed by heath care reform and it is nice to see a summary like this. I am very happy to see that it will be against the law for insurance companies to drop clients when they are sick, or to not accept them because of pre-existing conditions. I am also happy to hear that preventative methods will be enforced, since we have the power to prevent many of the diseases that are making people sick.

    Emma Rhodes

  3. I agree, this video is very helpful. I also agree that this healthcare reform is moving a step in the right direction. It is not fair that insurance companies deny patients care due to pre-existing conditions. I think preventative care will be very helpful. Maybe someday we can have a universal health care plan as well.

  4. The last post was by Ashley Keating. Im sorry, i forgot to add my name.