House vs. healthcare reform

On July 11, 2012 the US House of Representatives voted to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As expected representatives voted along party lines which resulted in a 244-185 in favor of abolishing healthcare reform. However, regardless of what happens next, there are many changes that cannot be undone. I don’t believe that we will be able to afford healthcare reform as is and I don’t really care about the politics of the issue yet I agree with Rep Phil Gingrey in his statement: “Healthcare costs in this country are too high, but this 2,000-page, 1 trillion law is not the solution. Patients should have more control of their insurance decisions, and reform should be driven on the state level,” he said. I don’t know what the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will be but I do know that in order to survive we need to change and adapt to the needs of our population.