Has Donald Trump made the right choice in choosing his Health Secretary? Tom Price, the current Health Secretary is making reforms to the health care network in America which is not very favorable to the people. People are getting more worried as there are rumors that their medical benefits would be cut to a large extent. Mr. Price has been against the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010 and has started taking measures which are alarming the citizens. Health care measures like Medicare, Medicaid provide coverage to millions of disabled, elderly and poor citizens.
During his election campaigns, Trump had assured that he would not cut down any medical allowances or harm the health care coverage system. However Price is more than ready to cut down all the benefits. He has also supported the move to abolish the federal funding for Planned Parenthood which is going to affect many women. Lots of people are worried as they will be left without any medical care if all these reforms come into existence. Records say that 14 million people will lose cover with this new move. The bill will also affect the insurance policies as insurers will no longer be covering expenses like
· addiction treatment
· birth control
· maternity care
· prescription drugs
Moreover the insurance would be valid only if the person has had continuous coverage for the past 18 months. This will cause problems to those who are in between jobs or do not have cover continuously for 18 months.
Price claims that the federal spending will be reduced by 34% by this move. However it is going to be a real disadvantage to the medical care available throughout the country. This will also affect the retirement plans of many American families. We will have to wait and see how it is going to turn out.
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