First and foremost, people need enough insurance coverage. Health insurance that is linked to a job or is insufficient because it doesn’t include preventive care is causing millions of people to avoid the care they need and to be vulnerable to devastating medical bills.
In addition to increased coverage and better access to care, the way health care is delivered and funded needs to be overhauled. Health care should be better coordinated and providers should be reimbursed based on their patients’ healthy results; not the number of tests and treatments done. In the end, these changes can help make health care more focused on helping patients get healthier.