Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Comprehensive Health Reform

Health care reform continues to be a controversial issue both for policy makers and constituents. With any large-scale change – people wonder whether the outcomes for their families will be better or worse than under the current system. To help appreciate these issues, the Urban Institute created, The Biggest Losers, Health Edition: Who Would Be Hurt the Most by a Failure to Enact Comprehensive Reforms?. The document addresses the groups, consistent of over 259 million Americans, that would be most affected if comprehensive health care reform is not passed: including 13.1 million self-employed people, 47.8 million people employed in firms of fewer than 100 workers, and 74.3 million people with income levels between 200-400 percent of the poverty level (according to 2008 data). The report is a good resource when considering the way that health care reform will serve families if it is passed, and what the future of health care would look like without reform.

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