University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is hosting a community meeting Thursday in Havre de Grace to field questions about its Vision 2020 plan, including the portion that involves building a new Havre de Grace medical center.
Legislation unveiled by Senate Republican leaders to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law ran into swift internal opposition Thursday, once again throwing into doubt the GOP's ability to make good on a years long campaign promise to repeal the controversial program.
The dream of implementing single-payer health care across the Golden State comes with a gobsmacking annual price tag: $400 billion — more than twice California's annual budget. So maybe this is a good opportunity to look for another homegrown solution to the problem of health care.
When we buy an automobile, it is not necessary to know the displacement of the engine or even how it works. Instead we seek bottom line performance metrics such as fuel economy, acceleration and safety ratings to determine value. This is how health care purchasing decisions will evolve.
Trumpcare will have the same unpleasant outcome as Obamacare because the basic flaw in both is allowing healthy citizens the option to avoid health care premium payments until they are seriously ill at which time the cost becomes enormous. Young, healthy citizens will never be induced to voluntarily purchase health insurance. Ultimately, Trumpcare will become untenable, and the country will be forced to consider the obvious solution: universal health care.