How A Public Option?

1763 WordsApr 18, 20178 Pages
How about a public option? Hello all human beings of all the gender identities upon the spectrum or not and welcome back to my Youtube channel, Sara-ndepity. Thank you for the continuous support and subscribing! And for those who happened to stumble here, feel free to like, comment, and subscribe. For today’s topic, I am going talk about a more serious topic compared to the usual posts and that’s the issue of healthcare and accessibility. I bet you guys are wondering why I am talking about this, so I’m going to tell you a little about myself. No creeping please, because I will find you. I am a part-time employee at a small community health center. After graduating from college a few years ago, it has been difficult to land a…show more content…
The best thing is that with the health exchange, I was guaranteed benefits, which include mental health services, and preventive care, which are the most applicable to me. Overall, I think that the ACA did a lot to expand accessibility. In our great Golden State of California alone, 9% of the 13% uninsured became covered, and the Warriors are in the playoffs for the championships, coincidence? I think not! More of a correlation if you ask me. Back to the point though, the idea that we came so close to a repeal is pretty scary and change seems inevitable. So I speak for myself when I say this, I would probably never go to the doctor if I didn’t have insurance, and there are too many unfortunate cases of people who are diagnosed with advanced illnesses simply due to the fact that they let it fester and can’t afford preventive care. The idea of creating a public option is actually not a new one. Creating a public option was probably first proposed when the cavemen discovered fire was hot... and then again during the drafting of the ACA, but never came into place and was instead replaced by the state run insurance exchanges I mentioned earlier. The public option would be an insurance program run by the federal government and would act as an alternate plan that would compete with private insurers on the market. Like any other insurance plan, the government would take on the risk, and set its own coverage rules.
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