March 2, 2017

REFORM, NOT REPEAL:

Think You Can Do Better? The Obamacare Standard (David Kendall,  March 1, 2017, Third Way)

The question now is: will Republicans make these metrics better--or worse?

9 out of 10 working adults have health insurance.1

3 out of 4 working-age adults have no gaps in coverage over the course of a year.2

19 out of 20 children have health insurance.3

No Americans are denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions such as pregnancy or cancer.4

No American is dying or going bankrupt because they exhausted their health care coverage.5

Employer-sponsored coverage has held steady.6 [...]

Access to primary care through community health centers has increased steadily for the past five years, for a total increase of 25%.13

The number of primary care providers has grown steadily for the past five years, for a total increase of 18%.14

Hospitals have seen a steady decline in unpaid medical bills starting in 2012.15 [...]

Health care inflation over the last six years has averaged one-half of 1%.18

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