"Most" Americans do get private medical insurance, but a lot of Americans can't afford medical coverage (especially for a family) and most don't qualify for Medicaid. This is especially true for the underemployed. In fact, a lot of employers have began to cut benefits entirely (thanks to our unstable economy - at least that's the excuse). I know at least two people with graduate degrees making roughly $40,000, with no benefits. I couldn't pay a $275-$400 monthly premium for healthcare and the cost of living. I'm not really concerned about how much insurance companies pay in premiums either. There's a reason why the spend higher percentages of their profits to debunk any form of "Socialized Medicine". Trust me, insurance companies aren't the ones hurting from increased healthcare cost. So, I definitely believe more can be done. It hasn't happened because doing more would take money out of someone's pocket.In the Spirit of Sankofa,
... Very understandable aaron. Here are two (2) indisputable facts at the end of the day; more Americans get private medical insurance and insurance companies have to spend a higher percentage of premiums on actual health care... whether the Act is modified or not.