“Faced with this growing criticism, supporters insist they can fix the law with more legislation and more regulation. We disagree. The problems with Obamacare cannot be fixed because they are woven into its fabric. The law is fundamentally and structurally flawed, and cannot be repaired or improved. It must be repealed and replaced. You simply can’t build a patient-centered health-care system on Obamacare’s foundation of bureaucracy and central planning.”
“In response to public opposition to enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), President Obama assured Americans that if they were happy with their current health insurance, nothing in the PPACA would force them to change their coverage. This promise has been broken. Not only does the PPACA itself require changes in existing coverage, but regulations issued by the Administration further undercut the ability of Americans to continue with their current insurance plans. The rules are arbitrary and confusing.”
“According to the AP, two of the central promises of President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul law are unlikely to be fulfilled, Medicare’s independent economic expert told Congress today. The landmark legislation probably won’t hold costs down, and it won’t let everybody keep their current health insurance if they like it, Chief Actuary Richard Foster told the House Budget Committee. (Foster’s office is responsible for independent long-range cost estimates.)”
Develop a national quality improvement strategy that includes priorities to improve the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health.
Establish the Community-based Collaborative Care Network Program to support consortiums of health care providers to coordinate and integrate health care services, for low-income uninsured and underinsured populations.
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.