Putting Profits Ahead of Patients

Since the implementation of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act—and the mandatory coverage it brought—most patients needing a procedure such as an echocardiogram can count on some form of insurance. But Obamacare put no controls on the pricing of drugs or clinical care, leaving the profit-driven health industry mostly intact. As a result, patients are too often required to pay large out-of-pocket costs while insurance premiums have continued to rise.

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