Issue Position: Health Care

Issue Position

By: Sam Farr
By: Sam Farr
Date: Jan. 1, 2012

There are few issues that affect each and every one of us so intimately as health care. The price of care and coverage has been increasing, placing both personal and federal finances in peril. As most people know, Congress passed a health insurance reform bill in 2010 that combats rising costs and premiums and provides access to affordable care. When this new law is fully implemented (it is being phased-in; some portions won't come on line until 2018) everyone in America should have health insurance. In addition, the reforms to public health and health insurance regulation will control the cost of health care to most people and reduce government spending by $1.2 Trillion by 2020.