Health Care versus Health Insurance

In all of the debate around the repeal of the Affordable Care Act…terms sometimes get lost in the discussion. The GOP likes to talk about improving health care or increasing access to health care. Well their bill does nothing of the sort. Health care as we know it has existed for decades. We have doctors, doctor offices, clinics, emergency rooms and hospitals. That really hasn’t changed in my life time. The ACA didn’t change that and the American Health Care Act won’t change that.

Health Insurance is how we pay for health care (for those of us who are fortunate enough to have it). And that has changed significantly…particularly in price as health care has gotten more expensive. Don’t let the GOP confuse the two.

side note: something that may impact health care in the country in the very near term. Restrictions on H1-B visas and the cost of medical school.


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