Most of the Left wants to measure access to health care by the percentage of people who have health insurance, implying that those without insurance have no access to care. But in fact the uninsured in the US have access to better health care than most other people in the world.
And it will soon become apparent that the converse is not true either - even with insurance, in a top-down rules-driven government-controlled health care system, one may not have access to health care. For example, one of my employees was complaining that she was having trouble with workers comp getting care for her injury. This is a follow-up email I received today from my insurance agent (redacted only for privacy issues):
I talked to [valued employee of my company, call her Jane] this morning regarding her lack of attention from [our workers comp insurer].
I then followed up immediately with [representative of workers comp insurer] working on her account, in Sacramento, CA.
It seems the problem is her injury occurred in CA and she's now in MO. The doctors in MO don't want to see her due to the paperwork and issues required under the CA laws.
Jane advises she gets relief from going to a chiropractor. I told her to keep going and I would get [insurance company] to approve those visits, which [workers comp insurer rep] said she would.
So, it comes down to [our insurance company] trying to find an Orthopedic Doctor who will take her and comply with the CA requirements, which the Drs. don't like.
There is no issues on coverage, it's a political issue.
Already, Medicare and Medicaid patients have trouble finding doctors to treat them. Enjoy the cozy feeling of being "insured" via Obamacare. Let's hope that when you are sick, there is a doctor who will see you.