How to accelerate health care coverage by 2030
Posted On July 13, 2021
Health care delivery has long been the biggest challenge facing the United States, but now the nation is facing an even bigger challenge: accelerating access to health care.
In a report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress, researchers said that with more than 3 million uninsured Americans, health care has become a “critical priority” for the federal government.
In order to meet the demand for health care, the report said, the federal governments will need to increase funding for state and local governments.
The federal government is already providing funding to state and urban governments for health and wellness initiatives, as well as for new public health campaigns to help people get well.
The report said the number of Americans without health insurance will reach 7 million by 2030.
The report added that in 2030, there will be 1.5 million Americans with health insurance who are under 65.
The growth in the number uninsured and under 65 will lead to the following growth in health care spending:More than $7 trillion over 10 years in total health care costs, the study said.
The study said it is the biggest increase in health expenditures in U.S. history, and it is likely to increase even more with the introduction of “universal coverage.”
This article has been updated.