The Affordable Care Act will be the largest health care law in the history of the United States.
But it has also been a disaster.
In the years since the law passed, the number of Americans who have been diagnosed with a serious health problem has dropped from around 2 million to less than 500,000.
Meanwhile, more than half the population has been forced to take the long road of waiting longer for treatment, waiting longer to see a doctor, and paying higher out-of-pocket costs.
We need a new plan to help improve the quality of our health care system.
That’s what we’re launching today.
And it’s not the plan we’re going to see in Congress.
We know that when we’ve built a health system with the right combination of smart investments, incentives, and incentives, we can have a much better future for the American people.
But we can’t just wait another big bang.
We have to build a system that can provide health care services that are truly universal, that provide people the care they need, and that’s affordable.
So we are calling on Congress to support this bold and ambitious plan to transform our health system.
Our Blueprint for a Better Health System: Ensuring Quality and Equity in Our Health System article As President Obama said in his State of the Union address, America must now make the most of our strengths.
We must take our country back from the companies and multinationals who exploit our health and labor laws to force us to compete for their business.
We cannot let corporations, the insurance industry, and the drug and biotech industries squeeze our health systems and drive up costs.
And we cannot allow special interests to abuse our tax code to force our health providers to make health care decisions based on politics and not on patient needs.
We will not let our health insurance companies and health insurers use the public’s health care dollars to prop up a special interest.
The Affordable Health Care Act is the biggest single reform since the Great Society and is a step in the right direction for America’s health.
We’ve also made progress on this issue.
Since the passage of the ACA, nearly 40 million Americans have gained coverage, with nearly all of those gains going to people with pre-existing conditions, who can now purchase insurance across state lines.
And our Medicaid expansion, which has expanded coverage to nearly 4 million people since it began in 2014, is providing more than 10 million people with health coverage.
All of this has contributed to a remarkable improvement in the health of the American community.
But even more importantly, it has improved our ability to provide care to people who have the most to lose.
That is why we are launching today the Blueprint for A Better Health Care, a comprehensive plan to bring more Americans into the health care workforce, to ensure quality, equitable health care for all, and to help make health coverage more affordable.
To support our ambitious plan, we are creating a Medicare for All Health System.
The Blueprint for Better Health also includes a new Medicaid expansion that provides millions of Americans with access to affordable care.
We are making health care coverage more accessible for low-income and middle-income Americans.
And the Affordable Care act is also expanding Medicaid eligibility for people with disabilities and helping to reduce the barriers that prevent people from getting the health coverage they need.
All these steps will improve the lives of millions of people across America.
But our vision is even more ambitious.
The American people know that the United, as a nation, can’t wait for another big boom.
They know that it’s too dangerous to let corporations and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries squeeze health care costs and drive health care prices higher.
We also know that our health professionals are underfunded and understaffed.
And because of that, we must build a health care infrastructure that is truly universal and that is affordable.
In this way, we will be able to help people with all the challenges of our day—the chronic diseases, the illnesses, the injuries—but also with the strength of our communities, our families, and our communities of color.
The President has made health care a priority.
He pledged to make our health plan universal and affordable.
But this plan also makes clear that our priority must be to provide affordable health care to every American.
And to achieve that goal, we’re putting in place the most ambitious health care reform in history.
We’re calling on you to support the Blueprint.
For More Information Contact: Joe Soto, Secretary of Health and Human Services, (202) 557-0403, [email protected], @JoeSoto on Twitter, @healthcarereform