On the eve of reform, no change for 160 + million
New York TimesAs President Obama once promised, “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.” That may be true even if you don’t like your health plan.
The Senate has now passed the sweeping healthcare reform bill, but on the eve of change , things will remain the same for hundreds of millions of American workers.
The New York Times is one of a myriad of newspapers with pieces wondering if this change will be enough...
Now that the Senate has caught up with the House by passing a sweeping health care bill, lawmakers are on the verge of extending coverage to the tens of millions of Americans who have no health insurance.
But what about the roughly 160 million workers and their dependents who already have health insurance through an employer? For many people, the result of the long, angry health care debate in Washington may be little more than more of the same.
As President Obama once promised, “If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan.”
That may be true even if you don’t like your health plan. And no one seems to agree on whether the legislation will do much to reduce workers’ continually rising out-of-pocket costs.