“It’s a good thing the Affordable Care Act is not on the horizon.
It’s not even on the verge of it,” said Dr. William J. Osterholm, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for the Study of Health Systems and the Environment at Johns Hopkins University.
“The ACA is a good first step, but it’s going to take time.”
The Affordable Care Fund, a government health insurance program, was set up in 2010 to provide coverage to Americans at a time when premiums were skyrocketing and employers were slashing hours to accommodate rising costs.
But the law has faced resistance from businesses, some of which say it’s a costly burden.
A recent poll found more than half of Americans, or 51%, disapprove of the health care law.
Oesterholm said the fact that the law is now in place gives the American people reason to be optimistic about the future.
“If there is something we need to improve, we can do that.
But it’s not going to happen overnight,” he said.
“We’re not going back to a time before the ACA.
The ACA is an excellent first step and a step that is going to be a good step forward.”
But Osterstein added that the ACA needs to be taken seriously.
“What the ACA does is not perfect.
But I think the ACA is the best thing that’s been done in healthcare,” he told Al Jazeera.
“I think the American public deserves better than a continuation of this terrible system.
We need to make sure we are putting our money where our mouth is.”
Oster and others in the healthcare industry have expressed concern that the Affordable Health Care Act may not be implemented quickly enough.
“There is no doubt that the implementation of this law is going be a challenge, especially given that it was created in response to the health crisis that we’re in today,” said Michael Ostergren, a vice president at a health consulting firm and the co-author of a study about the impact of the ACA on health care costs.
“But I think that we will get there,” he added.
“That’s not the goal of health reform.
The ACA was passed by Congress in 2010. “
So we’re not expecting this to be the first step of a complete overhaul of healthcare.”
The ACA was passed by Congress in 2010.
It expanded coverage to people without a job, expanded the number of public employees to 4.3 million, and set out to provide a better alternative to private insurance plans that would cover a broader range of costs.
The bill included a provision that mandated employers cover everyone with pre-existing conditions.
The Obama administration, under pressure from employers, agreed to make significant changes in 2017.
The Affordable Healthcare Act includes a new set of standards that employers must follow, including requiring coverage for employees with pre “pre-existing” conditions.
A large portion of employers have refused to comply, and some have filed lawsuits against the Obama administration.
Critics of the law say it could leave many Americans with a choice between going without insurance and not being able to pay their bills.
Ostersholm, who is based in Philadelphia, said the ACA was supposed to be “the first step” in changing health care.
“Now we’re back to the beginning of the process, but this is a first step,” he predicted.
“This is an important step.
But we need a long-term plan.”
Oesterheim said many of the changes to the healthcare system he sees in the US are already happening.
“You can look at other countries and see that there’s a very low cost of doing business, and people are doing it,” he explained.
“And it’s very hard to find a way to improve on that.”
He said that some of the reforms that have been proposed, such as universal pre-paid health insurance and more stringent employer liability insurance requirements, have already been implemented in other countries.
“It is the case that there is a very limited market for a lot of the things that we need in the United States,” he pointed out.
“A lot of those things are being implemented.
They’re not in every place at the same time.
It is a little bit challenging to try and get people to do these things in every single place, but we’re moving.”