Liberals Push Dental Coverage for All, Health Insurance for Illegals – And More

At a time when Republicans are trying to roll back certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (if not the entire law), a liberal advocacy group is looking ahead to the next round of taxpayer-subsidized health care “reform.”

Families USA says the ACA was a good start, but it has now outlined 19 specific proposals “to improve health care for everyone in our nation.”

The plan, called Health Reform 2.0, would “improve coverage and extend care.”

That means making dental coverage universally available; reducing cost-sharing, with low-cost, low-deductible plans; expanding Medicaid in every state; getting rid of fee-for-service care; enabling “public payers” (the government) to set prescription drug prices; and stopping hospital mergers and other “uncompetitive” provider consolidations that can drive up prices.