One of the biggest issues for me in this upcoming election is healthcare. Currently, I live in Canada, which has public healthcare, and I definitely would like to see a system like Obamacare, as it was originally intended implemented in the states. In the end, the welfare of our nation is judged by how well we are able to care for all or citizens, not only the few who can afford private healthcare.
Obamas healthcare policies are aimed at protecting patients with pre-existing conditions, and providing more comprehensive coverage’s for citizens. Furthermore, it protects against healthcare providers canceling policies. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of this system however is that it requires all individuals to purchase healthcare, the deterrent being fines. This is important in that it helps assure everyone is covered, if any medical emergency is to occur.
Romney’s plan on the other hand encourages citizens to purchase private healthcare, and not receive coverage’s through employers. He also wants coverage to cross state lines, which I believe is one positive aspect of his plan. He claims in recent debates to agree with some aspects of Obama’s plan such as coverage for patients for preexisting conditions, and even goes as far as to say he wants to make no changes to elderly individuals plans who are already using medicare under the current system, however these assertions seem ungrounded, and inconsistent in where, and how often he makes them.
Overall, I think Obama’s plan is sounder, and while it will initially be more difficult implement, it will eventually increase the welfare of our nation to a far greater extent.