SANTA FE, N.M. — When the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed the U.S. House on Thursday, there was much talk about its long-term consequences for America’s health care system.
But there was one question that kept coming up during the debate: How to deal with the health care infrastructure that the AHCA would create.
The question is not that the legislation would have a catastrophic effect on health care, but rather that the new law would be a Trojan horse that would allow private companies to privatize the health system.
In the aftermath of the 2011 Great Recession, many experts predicted the health sector would shrink by 10% of GDP by 2025.
But instead of taking steps to create a sustainable system, lawmakers instead turned to the private sector to do the work of building a health care workforce, setting up the new private insurance market, and providing financing for the health plans.
For years, health care experts have argued that this was the wrong path for America, that there was a need for a public health and social safety net that would ensure people have access to care when they needed it.
But this is not the case.
Many experts have pointed out that the United States has been unable to provide a robust social safety system to meet the needs of its most vulnerable populations, that it has a history of failing to provide basic services, and that the public health system is failing to properly protect our communities.
In response to the AHC, the nation’s governors, mayors, and other officials issued a call for solutions that could prevent the AHA from being a model for other countries.
They are calling on lawmakers to:The governors and other leaders are calling for the creation of a public, universal health care plan that will be available to all Americans.
The goal is to provide health insurance for everyone and to create an affordable, reliable system that is universal.
We need a comprehensive public health plan that protects all Americans and provides access to affordable, safe health care.
As the American Medical Association has noted, our nation’s health system has been built on a foundation of private insurance, and it’s time to rebuild that system.
The plan should:1.
Provide coverage for all Americans in all areas of life.
Create a public-private partnership for health insurance.
Make sure that people have health insurance, regardless of their income or health status.
The health care industry and the private insurance industry have been at the forefront of developing a health plan to address these challenges.
We’re committed to working together to build a plan that provides affordable, high-quality care for all people.
But we also believe that the time is right to take another look at the AHCC to ensure it delivers on its promise of universal access.
The governors have said they will introduce legislation next year to provide universal health coverage, but they must take a step back and review how this bill would address the challenges of the new system.
We want to be clear that we want the new health care market to be a public service, and we are calling upon states to make the changes needed to support the public service and ensure the safety and well-being of the American people.
The AHCA is expected to pass the House by a vote of 216-191.
But if it does not, President Donald Trump will veto it.
If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can learn more about the bill from The Guardian.
You can also follow our coverage of the AHCOB vote here.
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