The Federation of American Hospitals has urged the cause of nearly 47 million people who are without health insurance, underlining the imperativeness of basic health coverage.
The proposal, put forth by the hospital might instigate a federal legislation mandating employees to avail health coverage through employers, either when it is offered or buy it of their own accord or accept it through government programs that are available for eligible individuals.
The present proposal would cost an additional $115.2 billion a year from the present $900 billion being spent on healthcare costs. Many groups have raised eyebrows about how the funds will be generated, that has cast aspersions about the feasibility of such a move.
As per the proposal the present Medicaid eligibility criteria will go in for an expansion which will also include the state children's health insurance programs for the lower income group. Financial assistance based on the income would be available to uninsured workers who could now avail of the employer plan.