Trump administration proved for numerous times that it is determined to change Obamacare by all means. However, the result of these endeavors is much disputed by both sides of the proposed GOP healthcare bill. While the political theater continues to unfold, medical researchers concluded that health insurance could make the difference between life and death.
While The New Healthcare Bill Can Save $321 Billion, It Will Leave 22 Million People without Health Insurance
The Republican house is currently waiting for its new health care plan to become law. GOP is in dire need to update the Obamacare to its own version of an ideal healthcare bill. Only this time, politicians are focused on budget cuts.
On Monday, the Congressional Budget Office claimed that the proposed plan would save $321 billion for the next ten years. On the other hand, the cost of this spare budget is a number of 22 million people by 2026 who will not gain access to insurance. However, this number is on top of the ones who remained outside the system during Obamacare.
This means that those persons are not going to gain either medical coverage or preventive care for cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes. Some Republican congressmen stated that this is not such an important issue as hospitals are allowed to treat anyone. On the other hand, a new study elevates the importance of a health insurance to large proportions.
People Need Preventive Care to Spare Their Community from More Difficult Health Cases than Before
The new research is a review on a compendium of 51 studies on the side effects of losing access to such insurance. The collected data covered a large period of time starting in 2002. While there are no exact numbers at the center of the findings, researchers discovered that discontinuing health coverage from people would render tens of thousands of fatal cases.
The most important aspect of a health insurance is its offer for preventive care at lower costs. This type of treatments hinders illnesses from reaching a deadly or even dangerous stage. The conclusion of the report is that it would be more beneficial even from a financial point of view to offer insurance in the first place. Otherwise, the costs for treating more ailments than usual can even create new budget holes.
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