Yesterday in New Hampshire, Hillary announced her vision to improve the quality of health care for all Americans, detailing her commitment to improving health care delivery and creating financial incentives to ensure that all Americans get the right care at the right time.
Read more about her vision to improve health care quality on our website:
While the dedicated health care providers in the United States are among the best in the world, many Americans worry about the quality of care they receive. For the amount of money that we spend on health care, Americans should be getting better quality care.
A 2006 survey from Kaiser Family Foundation and AHRQ found that 51 percent of Americans were dissatisfied with the quality of the nation’s health care system. And a RAND study shows that American adults on average fail to receive about half the recommended care that modern clinical science says they need.
Building on the proposal she announced in May to reduce health care costs by $120 billion a year, Hillary’s vision for quality health care returns patients to the center of the health care system by empowering those who provide care — physicians, nurses, other clinicians, and health care organizations — and relying on their skill to improve that care.
I hope you will read these proposals and help us spread the word by forwarding them on to everyone you know who cares about the quality of health care in America. Hillary wants these proposals to be the first step of an ongoing dialogue, and I hope that you will reach out to me with your ideas. We look forward to continuing this important conversation with you.
I don’t see anywhere where it says how much it will cost and how it will be paid for.
Sadly her plan seems to do nothing for actual people with health care. I really wish it would.
I may have missed something but I do not see what she intends to do to change the employer based insurance model besides deliver more evidence about how bad it is.
Unless both employers and insurance companies are removed from the equation, both outrageous expense and abuse will remain. Because actual people cannot choose their provider (the employer chooses), knowing that there is a better system for them is no help.
Reducing Insurance companies ability to deny care a doctor says is needed will be a slight improvement, but hard to keep the companies from dropping Doctors who are too diligent.
As long as insurance companies can game the system to maximize profits, they will do that as well. With all the fraud and abuse in the present system, it would be easy to build a government system that did more and cost less, even if there were wrinkles to iron out over time to make it better yet.
So far as I can tell only Kucinich has proposed such a sensible plan.
Those who complain that it would increase taxes forget that they are already paying ":taxes": in lower pay (because the employer reduces their pay by the amount they figure it is costing) or if on Cobra or such are paying enormous sums, often more than all other expenses, including government taxes.
Those who cannot afford it of course just die from preventable diseases, or become impoverished and homeless trying to save their lives.
Maybe my math is wrong, but a quick scan of her plan showed $500 million dollars in additional federal spending. How exactly does this reduce health care costs by $125 billion?
If you want to empower health care providers, don’t throw money at them, just quit suing them.
Yeah, I didn’t see a single thing on there about how shes going to pay for it.
No Thanks. I get great care, because I have worked my way up in the world and got a job that provided good health insurance. i did not sit around depending on someone else to make my life for me.
Hillary Clinton’s first and foremost concerns are to protect the status quo, just like Bush.
Billary brought this up during their first four years. They dropped it as soon as there was any opposition and never said another word about it. I trust Billary about as far as I can throw them.
Hiliary care will never work. It’s a disaster waiting to happen.
Don’t ya just love promises?
Give me a break!! She’s been saying this for 14 years now, when does she plan on doing it? She is oblivious to how this makes her look!
God Bless Hillary Clinton.