Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The online insurance news magazine, LiveInsuranceNews.com, has released numbers from their first survey which asked their readers opinions concerning new health care reform in the U.S. This has been a hot topic for some time and has served to divide much of the country. Before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, many people questioned whether or not it would be able to solve the problems of the country's health care sector. Others were convinced that the law would solve these problems and help make insurance coverage more affordable, if not completely free. Since the law was enacted, the country's health care sector has shifted tremendously, and not many people are yet satisfied with the results.
According to the survey, 71% of their readers believe that health care reform is still in need of reform. Loreen West, the online publication's editor, stated "Some readers suggest that more attention should be paid to the medical industry rather than health insurance." Medical costs have been rising throughout the country for some time, due to the growing costs of new technology, treatments, and the higher salaries that medical professionals are demanding. Health insurance companies often cite growing medical costs as the reason behind high insurance premiums.
The report from the news source revealed that many are pointing at the root issue being a lack of youth enrollment. Many of the provisions of the health care reform law may not have had enough time to accomplish their purpose effectively. Some of these provisions have to do with tax reform, the effects of which will not be seen for several years. Issues concerning federal insurance exchanges are also a matter of concern for readers, but some suggest that once these problems are resolved, health care reform will seem more favorable.
Overall, the news site publication reports their readers appear to be unsatisfied with the Affordable Care Act. Some call it an economic disaster, suggesting that the federal law does not do enough to fix certain financial issues that the health care sector has without negatively impacting the private sector. In the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, many people lost their jobs and their ability to pay for insurance coverage. With health insurance
becoming mandatory in the U.S. due to the Affordable Care Act, many people are finding themselves liable for federal penalties, often because they cannot afford coverage.
Exactly how the Affordable Care Act should be changed is a complex issue. Introducing new provisions that focus more heavily on the medical industry may be needed in order for reform to become a universal success. Introducing new ways for people to obtain health insurance coverage, beyond federal exchanges, may also be required. Whether or not such changes will ever be made to the Affordable Care Act is impossible to know for certain, but if people continue to make their opinions known, there are always ears to listen and ensure that their voices are heard.
About: Live Insurance News is an online news magazine that focuses on topics such as auto insurance, home, flood, health care reform, commercial, industry hot topics and more. Daily news articles posted that concern both consumer issues and agents/industry professionals. The team of industry experienced writers along with the senior staff members have vowed to cover important issues that promote industry discussion and relay important tips to the public. Publishing insurance news since 2011.
Loreen West, Editor
Live Insurance News
Los Angeles, CA.