According to Bernie Sanders Obamacare's reforms are small steps in the right direction. First of all healthcare should not feel like a privilege given to Americans, it should be every citizen's right. All men, women and children should be given medical privileges regardless of what they earn. As one of the highly advanced nations in the world there are 50 million people who lack insurance and as many are burdened with co- payments and deductibles. Almost 45,000 Americans die every year due to lack of medical help. The US expenditure on healthcare is extremely high and the major profits are gained by insurance companies, drug companies and private hospitals. President Obamacare's law - The Affordable Care Act is a step in the right direction as now insurance companies cannot refuse to cover people with pre-existing illnesses; children are covered by their parents insurance till they were 26 years old and also there will be subsidized premiums. Approximately 20 million people would receive health insurance. Medicare exists for people above 65 years of age, which was started 48 years back and is a great success. When and if Medicare could cover all American citizens it would be ideal. The money spent on billing and administration could be saved, the money hospitals and drug companies spent on advertisements which ran into millions could be saved. Instead of spending money on collecting debts the same money could be used for healthcare and disease protection. Many employees don't leave a company that gives them a decent insurance on healthcare, and the fear of losing the benefits stops them looking for more productive work, the businesses would also be able to expand in a productive manner without the burden of paying the employees insurance. Though Americans understand that the healthcare system is not quite right they will soon understand that as an advanced country like America can definitely have a single -payer system like Medicare for all as it will benefit businesses, workers and the economy of the country. References: Hannah Punitha (IRDA Licence Number: 2710062) Bernie Sanders Source: Medindia << Scientists Identify New Biomarker Linked to Stress New Vaccine to Ward Off Tuberculosis Developed >> Recommended Reading Premiums Actually Not as High as Projected Under Obamacare The rates will be clear once people actually buy their health insurance on the Federal exchange and avail their subsidies, till such time it will be averages and projections. READ MORE Health Insurance for Those Who Refuse Obamacare There are always ways and means to beat the system, in case a person wants to. READ MORE New Healthcare Plan Set to Compromise With Obamacare Whichever way works, the end result is to provide more and more people with health cover - be it federal or state. READ MORE Survey Finds That a Good Number of Employers Will Not Drop Health Cover Due to Obamacare Surveys find that a large percentage of employers will not be averse to paying for employees health cover under Obamacare. READ MORE Awareness about Healthcare Insurance in India A basic awareness about Indian health insurance for any layman for quick reference presented in a crisp format. READ MORE Healthcare Insurance-Common Terms and Definitions The key to understanding health Insurance is to become an informed consumer by knowing its definitions, terms and conditions before you plan to buy it. READ MORE What is Medicare / Medicaid? Medicaid / Medicare are different governmental programs that provide medical and health-related services to specific groups of people in U.S. and managed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Indian Medical Journals Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements More News on: Awareness about Healthcare Insurance in IndiaHealthcare Insurance-Common Terms and DefinitionsWhat is Medicare / Medicaid?