The people have sent a clear message on healthcare in Massachusetts by voting in Scott Brown.
Democrats realize that their healthcare overhaul is in jeopardy by losing the senator position to a republican. Apparently President Obama is feeling the pinch as well and may seek to pare back his healthcare plan to obtain bipartisan support.
Key issues that the President would maintain would include health insurance company regulations, banning coverage denial based on pre-existing medical conditions in addition to aid for small businesses for healthcare costs.
These issues are attractive to everyone. However, another concept that has not been addressed would be to allow interstate purchase of health insurance policies. In the spirit of trying to contain escalating costs, allowing Americans to purchase a plan that is more affordable, with more desired options would go a long way toward fostering competition and thereby helping to contain costs.
- January 23rd