The highlights of Obama’s health plan are the initiatives taken by the government to make healthcare affordable through measures that would curb wastage, fraud and abuse of Medicare by various stakeholders of the health industries like hospital, doctors, insurers etc. who are directly and indirectly linked with the delivery of healthcare modules. The health plans have focused on the three major areas: ensuring uniformity of plans across gender, age and people with pre-existing diseases; accessibility to quality healthcare; and rein in cost (Whitehouse).
President Obama’s statement that ‘whether or not you have health insurance right now, the reforms we seek will bring stability and security that you don't have today… This isn't about politics. This is about people's lives. This is about people's businesses. This is about our future’ (Obama, 2009) clearly shows an intrinsic understanding of the people’s needs and the urgency of the purpose to address those needs. The plans propose stringent measures of control to promote non discrimination in the Medicare vis-à-vis gender, age and pre-existing diseases that had inculcated insecurity amongst the masses and curb the indiscriminate rise in the insurance premium. The Medicare has widened the scope of health delivery by incorporating diabetes test, mammogram, flu shots etc. within the package to reduce extra financial burden on the common man.