United States representatives often hold town halls with constituents in their home districts during a congressional recess. Plans with much lower premiums are certain to be attractive to many people. He’s interested in reviving the public option — a government-run plan that would compete with private insurance on the exchanges — as well as opening up Medicare or Medicaid to those who want to buy in.
More elected Democrats are following suit as Republicans struggle to get their deeply unpopular health care bill past Congress. The components of that spending come from federal, state, and local governments (primarily Medicaid, Affordable Care Act ACA subsidies, coverage for federal employees, veterans, military families, and so forth).
In America, the high cost of medical education, a reimbursement system that favors specialists and a poorly supported primary care network have decimated our primary care work force. Julie Arkison remembers what it was like …