USA again debating how to pay for healthcare coverage
The United States is once again debating how to pay for healthcare coverage, though a breakthrough is unlikely.
New York, United States - After less than a month of President Donald Trump and his team of business-friendly nationalists occupying the West Wing, his predecessor, Barack Obama, already seems like a dot fast disappearing on the horizon.
Trump and his fellow Republicans have long vowed to rip up Obama's legacy. Headlining their agenda is the low-cost healthcare policy that bears his name - Obamacare - which looks bound for the dustbin of history.
To many in the rich world, delivering reasonably priced healthcare for all is viewed as a job for government. But the US plays by its own rules. Americans are typically insured by employers or expect to pay doctor's bills from their own pocket.
When it was passed in 2010, Obamacare, or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as it is formally known, was designed to provide reasonably priced health insurance to the estimated 15 percent of Americans who were not covered.
Posted on 02/13/2017 at 10:46:00 AM