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Next guest says you know -- that's a good first step but he wants even more people covered.
Because we just can't afford not to doctor -- more -- -- the democratic Maryland legislator we welcome you doctor thanks so much for joining us.
Great to be with you doctor yes expanding coverage is terrific but how do you stop insurance costs from going up.
What are the incentives in the bill to stop insurers and say you know trying to price people out of paying higher by paying higher premiums by not -- in the coverage they deserve.
But first let's look at the good things this bill does as he said it increases coverage provides coverage for thirty million Americans who don't have literally step away.
For medical bankruptcy.
Second it both bills and we'll see how they work it out.
Allow young adults to stay on their family coverage takes 25 or 26 it expands.
Benefits it does a lot of different things that the American people want of course eliminates.
Kicking people out of insurance or denying them insurance for pre existing conditions or rescission which is when you get sick -- they cancel your coverage those are all good things.
Better in the bill.
What -- you know I would like to see tort reform in there also and some additional focus on some of the clinical drivers.
On the state legislator but I'm also a practicing physician and there's some areas that can you some attention.
In terms of clinical drivers but.
For example end of life care chronic care 5% of people spend 60% of the money in health care you -- target those people with specific programs.
But all in all it's a great big first step.
And -- still twenty million Americans who don't have health insurance so.
We were gonna get there but this is a great first happen obviously much more needs to be worked out.
OK so so but that's what we wanted to get out -- is you feel that there are still some more to be done and that is certainly something that's disconcerting to you when and how do you then.
Add those twenty million when they are so many questions already about whether we got the money.
To add the thirty million that are in the senate bill.
-- we're spending the money now anyways because we don't deny health care.
When people need it I'm an emergency medicine physician and we take care of every person regardless of ability to pay as we should.
The question is do you want to get people into primary care and pay fifty cents today to control their high blood pressure.
Are you want to spend 20000 dollars when they have the stroke that could've been avoided or 50000 dollars a year for dialysis till the end of their lives.
I mean clearly we're spending the money we've we're spending more than any other.
Modern country in in the world.
We have some amazing things in the health care system but there's a lot of shortfall.
So we have the money we just need to re directed more intelligently and more strategically.
All right doctor Moore I really appreciate you joining you today thank you so much thank you good to be with happy holiday I.
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