November 10, 2008, West Palm Beach, FL (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Top news story–Proponents of healthcare reform may have found their ally in U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. The stakes are high as the $2.3 trillion healthcare industry accounts for about 16 percent of the U.S. economy. Sweeping reform will not be easy even for Democrats who have made healthcare legislation a signature issue. Democrats have won a bigger majority in Congress and also gained control of the White House leaving the republican party a minority.
Most Americans receive their coverage through work or government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, which insure the elderly, disabled and poor. Nearly 46 million citizens have no insurance and hundreds of thousands more are losing insurance coverage as unemployment reaches a 14-year high. United States Healthcare reform remains one of the top issues even as the American economy falters. Experts say the sour economy simply highlights the precarious state of the nation’s healthcare system.
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