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Health Insurance Coverage Still Top Priority for Obama Cabinet says Florida Health Insurance Web


“President-elect Barack Obama promised to reform health insurance when he takes office, and it looks like we are heading in the right direction with the appointment of Tom Daschle to head up health care,” that according to Morgan Moran, a Florida health insurance broker: . Moran believes the health care issue will, “still be on the top of the list of priorities for Obama and 47 million Americans are in line for health insurance.”

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised a lot of things, one of which was a robust overhaul of the health insurance industry. Morgan Moran said most of the health insurance questions coming from people include, “Will we ever really get the health insurance plan Obama promised?” He tells them, the answer may lie in the choice of Tom Daschle for Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Moran, said in a recent health article,“ It’s hard to imagine Obama could find a more useful ally for health-care reform. Daschle’s, ‘understanding’ of the legislative process and his years on the Senate Finance Committee, (which has jurisdiction over the Medicare and Medicaid programs), will also serve him well at Health and Human Services,” said Moran, of Florida health insurance web, a free health insurance service.

Moran, also said, “There was some speculation on the Internet that health-care reform in the Obama Administration would have to take a back seat to fixing the economy” -- Daschle has argued that “one can’t happen without the other, and his selection at Health and Human Services suggests that Obama is still on track to reforming health care.”


Wall Street has hit new lows, thousands of people - who had safe secure jobs ‘with heath insurance’ are now unemployed. Just a few short months ago, back before the bailout, healthcare costs in the United States were already rising faster than wages and the general rate of inflation. Moran said, “the United States is spending more per capita for health care than any other developed country -- but falls far behind most of them in the health of its citizens.” About 47 million Americans, nearly 16 percent of the population, are without health insurance.


How can the incoming president and a new administration provide 47 million new people with health insurance? Moran told WebWire, “the new administration plans to provide affordable healthcare to all Americans while ensuring that those who currently have insurance, mostly through their employers, do not lose their current coverage. Also Obama said while campaigning “he intends to help small business obtain and keep health insurance for their workers.” Moran believes this has to be done against the backdrop of record budget deficits and a deep economic downturn.


Up to now, Democrats have pushed for universal coverage through the current employer-based system, while Republicans have favored using tax breaks to encourage more individuals to buy health insurance. Moran said, “Obama proposes building on the existing employer-based system to ensure Americans have access to affordable health insurance.”

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