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30. Digging Into My Modest Election-Year Proposal For Healthcare Reform: Part 3 — Driving To Affordable Universal Access

Affordable universal access to healthcare is a critical component of healthcare reform. America should keep its employer-based healthcare system but create one single social safety net for those disenfranchised from employer-sponsored coverage. 

About The Podcast:

Millions of Americans feel confused and frustrated in their search for quality healthcare coverage.

Between out-of-control costs, countless inefficiencies, a lack of affordable universal access, and little focus on wellness and prevention, the system is clearly in dire need of change.

Hosted by healthcare policy and technology expert Marc S. Ryan, the Healthcare Labyrinth Podcast offers accessible, incisive deep dives on the most pressing issues and events in American healthcare.

Marc seeks to help Americans become wiser consumers and navigate the healthcare maze with more confidence and certainty through The Healthcare Labyrinth website and his book of the same name.

Marc is an unconventional Republican who believes that affordable universal access is a wise and prudent investment. He recommends common-sense solutions to reform American healthcare.

Tune in every week as Marc examines the latest developments in the space, offering analysis, insights, and predictions on the changing state of healthcare in America.

About The Episode:

On this episode, Marc concludes his deep dive into healthcare reform with affordable universal access.  Marc proposes that America keep its employer-based healthcare system but create one single social safety net for those disenfranchised from employer-sponsored coverage. 

Key Takeaways: 

Teddy Roosevelt famously endorsed affordable universal access in his 1912 presidential race.

America should adopt a private affordable universal access system as is in place in other developed nations.

America should keep its employer-sponsored coverage foundation.  It is popular and ripping it apart would be disruptive.

America should adopt one social-safety net healthcare problem for all others.

America should keep most of the Affordable Care act protections.

Having one social safety net would save tremendously on administration.

Affordable universal access would also help implement price reform and a shift to care management.

You should see some aspects of RomneyCare, HillaryCare, and Obamacare in my proposal.

But it looks most like a proposal by President Richard Nixon back in the early 1970s. You could say I cribbed a bit from Nixon here.

If two Republican presidents can endorse affordable universal access, here is hoping my GOP party of today will see the light.

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