There are a lot of questions that people have concerning the future of health care in the United States. With President Donald Trump promising to replace the Affordable Care Act with a different mandate for health care, people are wanting to know what it will include. Nobody is quite sure, but medical experts like Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum have some suggestions on what should be in the new health care plan that will impact millions of people in the U.S.
When coming up with the new plan, it’s important that it includes care for everyone in the United States at costs that they can afford. It must also not significantly raise the cost of medical care for anyone. Even today, people are confused about how the Affordable Care Act works and what its status is today. The act was repealed in late 2017 but this action will not fully take place until sometime in 2019. It’s not just patients who are confused about what is going on in health care, doctors have a lot of unanswered questions as well.
The Affordable Care Act was nowhere near perfect, but Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum believes that the world of health care needs to go through some changes. The marketplace was hard to use and both patients and medical professionals were hurt in the process. Many of the things in the ACA that were supposed to help lower health care costs didn’t work. The results of these experiments were not guaranteed and ultimately failed but it’s going to take some more trial and error to get everything right. Health care is an extremely important part of the lives of everyone in the United States and making big changes can be intimidating.
Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he earned his Medical Degree for Orthopedic Surgery. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer for DTC Health Com and the Advisory Chief Technology Officer for The Swiftpath Program. Medscape and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons also have Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum as a member of their boards. At BronxCare Health System, he serves as the Chairman of Orthopaedics.