Establish a new trauma center program to strengthen emergency department and trauma center capacity.
Improve access to care by increasing funding by $11 billion for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps over five years; establish new programs to support school-based health centers and nurse-managed health clinics.
Establish Teaching Health Centers to provide payments for primary care residency programs in community-based ambulatory care providers.
Establish a national, voluntary insurance program for purchasing community living assistance services and supports (CLASS program).
Award five-year demonstration grants to states to develop, implement, and evaluate alternatives to current tort litigations.
Establish the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council to develop a national strategy to improve the nation’s health
Develop a national quality improvement strategy that includes priorities to improve the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health.
The misaligned economic incentive structure in the health sector create waste and worsen care. ObamaCare does not fix this problem. “The legislation accordingly focuses
on broadening access by means of insurance reform and not on
changing the incentives driving health care treatment and overall spending. Indeed, on numerous occasions, Congress and
the administration pulled their punches in addressing those
problems — usually by trading stricter reforms in those areas
for coverage provisions that they valued more.”
ObamaCare is so politically radioactive, even Democratic Congressmen are recoiling from it. “Rep. Jim Marshall (D-Ga.) said this week that Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) handling of healthcare reform was the last straw influencing his decision to oppose her as speaker if the Democrats keep control of the House. “
“The individual mandate, however, asserts authority over citizens that have done nothing; they’re merely declining to purchase health insurance. This regulation of inactivity cannot find a constitutional warrant in either the Commerce Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause, or Congress’s taxing power. Such legislation is not ‘necessary’ to regulating interstate commerce in that it violates the Supreme Court’s distinction between economic activity (which often falls under congressional power as currently interpreted) and non-economic activity (which, to date, never has), it is not ‘proper’ in that it commandeers citizens into an undesired economic transaction.”