Our Healthcare System Still Hurts Americans

The healthcare system prior to the Affordable Care Act was horrendous and too many people were uninsured, pushing up the costs of medical care for those who were insured. While the ACA is an improvement over the old system, it is still a flawed system. It is flawed because it permits States to opt-out of coverage, prevents negotiations to reduce prices, forbids a true open-market system of insurance, and continues to contain provisions which solely benefit the very industries which have caused obscene increases in healthcare costs including pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, and the plethora of middlemen/women who continue to profit at the insured’s expense.  The loopholes need to be closed and a system which promotes people over profits needs to be promoted or the ACA will fail and North Carolinians will ultimately suffer.