Let’s get creative in crafting replacement for the Affordable Care Act
Regarding the article “Trump signs executive order as first strike at ending Affordable Care Act” (ModernHealthcare.com, Jan. 20), we need to give the Trump administration a chance, since the Affordable Care Act is not affordable for the patient or the country.
We need to expand Medicaid, allow interstate sale of insurance and make it easier for new insurance companies to get started. Insurance companies are making money hand over fist, yet people blame hospitals for the higher costs. Insurance companies won’t pay hospitals a fair amount, deny half of claims, and pay top executives excessive amounts. Much of this can be fixed through greater use of health savings accounts, which you can carry over for years and let the patient go out and find the best prices. We have to get creative. Bill Stephens Brentwood, Tenn.