The Obama plan is based on, and an improvement of, the current insurance system, which most Americans continue to rely on, and leaves Medicare intact for older and disabled Americans. Under the Obama plan, Americans will be able to maintain their current coverage, have access to new aﬀordable options, and see the quality of their health care improve and their costs go down.
The Obama plan intends to provide new, aﬀordable health insurance options by taking a series of steps. For instance, it will require insurance companies to cover any present diseases which the individual may have so that all Americans, no matter their health status or medical history, can get full beneﬁts at fair costs. It will also require all large employers to contribute towards health coverage for their own employees or towards the public plan.
Another requirement which this plan will involve concerns children: they all must have health care coverage. However, the American government must revise and prioritize the rest of its policies (including agricultural, educational and environmental policies), to improve their eﬀect on public health in the United States, to ensure a 21st century public health system and a healthy America.