SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, is pleased to announce the launch of a new article that's now live on The Hill: "Will TrumpCare be better than ObamaCare?" This article, written and edited by Dana Connolly, Ph.D., and Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., explains how President-elect Donald Trump purportedly wants to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, affectionately known as ObamaCare.
As this editorial notes, ObamaCare prevented insurance companies from denying coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. Those with chronic illnesses did not have to worry about their coverage running out after a certain length of time. The act also allowed young adults to stay on their parents' coverage until age 26. By 2015, 16.4 million previously uninsured people had gained coverage.
Most Americans do want to see some changes made to ObamaCare, according to a recent Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Only 19 percent of respondents wanted to continue to implement the plan as is and 30 percent wanted to expand it. Forty-three percent wanted to scale it back or repeal it altogether. Moving forward, options seem limited.
Much of the fear of repealing ObamaCare centers around the possibility of people not being able to receive quality healthcare when they need it. One important part of ObamaCare that many states adopted was the Medicaid extension, which allowed low-income adults to qualify for Medicaid. If this portion of ObamaCare is repealed, millions of Americans will lose their health insurance.
This new article follows recent Sovereign Health editorials, "How the disease model helps and hurts mental healthcare," which explains how the barrier to behavioral healthcare access has been financial and discusses the unwillingness of insurance companies to pay for the high costs of treatment; and "The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation," discusses the opioid epidemic continuing to worsen in the U.S., yet the Senate Finance Committee still has an investigation report sealed.
About the Authors
Dana Connolly, Ph.D., is a senior staff writer for Sovereign Health, where she translates current research into practical information.
Susan Logan-McCracken, M.P.W., is an editor for Sovereign Health and an award-winning author. Logan-McCracken has 25 years of experience as a journalist, most recently as the editor of Cat Fancy magazine.
About Sovereign Health
Sovereign Health's mission is to provide a broad spectrum of high-quality behavioral health treatment services for adults and adolescents, including support services for family members. One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. For more information, visit www.SovHealth.com.
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