Affordable Care Act raises hope for the future of American healthcare
Regarding “Obama administration proposes sweeping new health plan rules,” (ModernHealthcare.com, March 15), as a family physician, I am very encouraged by the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It is awesome what President Obama has been able to achieve so far for the good of all the American people. For many years, especially since medicine changed to being for-profit, patients and physicians have suffered at the whims of health insurance companies.
This revolutionary change in medicine will naturally take time to unfold. It amazes me how some still want to see medical care as a privilege for the few rather than as a right for all. I am very hopeful for the future of medical care in the U.S. because of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Rosemary Eileen McHugh