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Coverage for All

President Obama is asking Republicans and Democrats to push all ideas to the side to focus on one idea: Providing a way to help every single American get affordable health insurance. Issues about malpractice, lawsuits, rising healthcare costs were all addressed at the meeting. However, President Obama said the most important issue regarding the healthcare system is some people are being left out and can’t get health coverage.

President Obama said he needed both sides to remember that 30 million people do not have health insurance. He said there was no reason why the wealthiest county in the world could not find a way to help everyone. The President is suggesting everyone be required to purchase medical insurance to increase to pool of insured individuals. This way health insurance companies will be in a better position to keep premium cost down. The idea is to have a pool of mixed individuals those who are healthy and those with pre existing conditions–which would help balance medical costs.

Democrats are citing that nearly 45,000 die in the United States each year — one every 12 minutes — in large part because they lack health insurance and can not get good care.

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