Barack Obama's Plan For Health Ambitious, Barack Obama health plan is pretty simple. His plan is to increase significantly and rapidly the number of people who have health insurance. He insists that the plan will save the typical American family about $ 2,500 in annual dues. Since the average premium is lower than most of the states of Ohio, the savings for residents of Ohio can average less than $ 2500. The plan is designed to give the federal government more control over medical decisions and dollars, a big difference from the current decentralized employer-based insurance and state-based insurance regulation. Here in Ohio, health insurance is actually kept in check by the Ohio Department of Insurance. This is not, however, many other states. Obama's plan Many parts of the Obama plan plan similar initiatives Clinton health 1994 and the Kerry health plan of 2004. In essence, the focus of Obama health plan is divided into three sections: 1. The modernization of the U.S. health care to reduce costs and improve quality 2. Promoting prevention and strengthening public health 3. Quality, affordable and portable health coverage for everyone "Savings" The $ 2500 in savings will come from health care reform, using some of the following initiatives: * Making universal health insurance, which could reduce the cost of uncompensated care. * Improve the management and prevention of chronic diseases. * Increasing competition in the insurance industry and reducing underwriting costs and profits. * Providing reinsurance for catastrophic drug coverage, which will reduce insurance premiums. Move the cost burden Although these ideas are possible, the underlying theme seems to be simply moving some of the burden of the costs of the private sector to government. And of course, would be much more control over our health care costs and decisions coming from Washington DC and not the anthem or the United Healthcare. The plan will actually be in direct competition with private insurers in Ohio a "National Health Insurance Exchange." The federal government (not the health insurance companies) would be to determine the quality of services that Americans receive. And these new rules would apply to both the new national health plan, and all private health plans involved. Emphasized preventive coverage Obama's plan for health care would be to encourage "healthy lifestyles" with particular emphasis on the well-being. Welfare programs of the employer will be increased, and cafeterias and vending machines at work can see healthier food. School health screening programs may increase with increased support for physical education. For individuals and families in Ohio, is the Obama plan calls for prevention services in many programs funded by the federal Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP. An advantage may be possible discounts on health insurance premiums for enrollment in programs of prevention and wellness. At present, about Ohio individual health insurance policies offer discounts such as Incentive Anthem Lumenos Health Accounts (HIA). Ohio Group Health Insurance Employer-based health insurance will change radically in the Obama plan. Here in Ohio, both large and small employers can choose from a wide variety of plans for their employees. Obama's plan would force employers to offer a certain level of health care benefits to their employees or pay a tax to finance a national health. Currently, the number of medical care provided and the size of the fee has not been specifically addressed. Perhaps the best health plan and more affordable for residents of Ohio insurance is a concept already in place ... HSA (health savings accounts). Instead of imposing a change from top to bottom in the health care system, it would seem appropriate to transfer the direct control of medical dollars to individuals and families. This would allow Americans to choose their own health plan and benefits, while health insurance companies in direct competition for consumer dollars by offering real value for patients.