What she is once again referring to is that 85% of those getting subsidies could get their rate increases eliminated or blunted by the subsidies. With obesity in children rapidly becoming a major concern, health services often set up programs in schools aimed at educating children in good eating habits; making physical education compulsory in school; and teaching young adolescents to have positive self-image.
Part of the reason why the Korean did not follow the debate was because the entire thing was so moronic: to the Korean, it is obvious that a country should guarantee its citizens a health insurance, and the cheapest way to achieve that is a single-payer system like Korea’s.
Bottom line: Obamacare is not sustainable politically or financially in its current state if only because of how far short it is falling for those subsidy eligible people over 200% of the poverty level and for the 50% of the individual health insurance market that does not get a subsidy.
Even with the national health insurance coverage, certain disease or chronic conditions – for example, cancer – can still be very costly for middle class Koreans, because the treatments for those diseases include many options that are considered elective, and the treatments tend to get drawn out while rendering the patients unable to work.
Those who care about true health care reform, and many other important causes, should be aware of this threat, and act accordingly. Transformation is personal to us. We commit to having 75 percent of our respective businesses operating under value-based payment arrangements by 2020 and call on the rest of the health care system to do the same. Such action will really disturb the insiders within large health care organizations who have gotten rich from their organizations’ misbehavior, and thus taking such action will require some courage. Sometimes called a monthly rate, it’s the set dollar amount you pay each month for health insurance. As a Korean who lived in Korea for almost over half my life, I can safely say that I would prefer the Korean health care system over its American counterpart, ANY TIME OF THE WEEK.