At Thursday's summit in Washington, President Barack Obama initiated an attempt to get Democrats and Republicans, seeking common ground, but one void couldn't be bridged: How to deal with the uninsured?
This is crucial as 25% Texans is not shielded with a health insurance, the highest rate in the country -- and our 6 million uninsured will climb without reforms. That will hurts hospitals, doctors and everybody else, apart from hampering their well-being because they have to absorb the costs.
Introducing a reform in healthcare is also speculated on the notion that the United States can reinvent the way it practices medicine, specifically by paying for good health, instead of paying for each procedure.
"It's much easier to get costs under control if you have willing participants in the hospitals, doctors and nurses", says Len Nichols, a health economist at George Mason University near Washington. "But without expanded coverage, they won't be able to think about trying new things. They'll have to worry about staying afloat".
The GOP's top aim is to introduce a cut in medical expenditure. Democrats and most health experts reveal that's only plausible by shielding almost everyone.
The expansion is revealed to land more people in the insurance coverage and lower premiums; empower patients to have their own physician and grab better, cheaper treatment; and make sure that health providers get paid.