Healthcare Reform

HC Reform

HPAE supports the goal of quality, affordable health care for all Americans. While the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been a major step in this direction, millions of Americans still do not have insurance and many cannot afford the deductibles, co-payments, and out of pocket costs of their current health plans. That is why we support further initiatives to expand affordable health care coverage,  including the creation of a “public option” in health insurance marketplaces to compete with private insurers, the further expansion of Medicaid, and allowing individuals 55 and older to participate in Medicare.  

In addition to expanding health insurance coverage, the ACA has provisions which establish new reimbursement and delivery systems, such as Accountable Care Organizations and MACRA, a new payment system for physicians. Although these new systems are intended to improve the quality of care while reducing costs, they are reinforcing an existing trend of mergers and consolidations in the healthcare industry, allowing new mega health systems to gain great power at the expense of the community and healthcare workers.  


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