Elizabeth Stelle: Despite pandemic challenges, health care improvements are underway

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We didn’t need a global pandemic to remind us that our health care system is broken and unaffordable. Countless Pennsylvanians have avoided a doctor visit for fear of unexpected bills. Many have gone months, or even years, without the ability to afford an insurance plan. And some have turned down a job because it couldn’t provide family medical benefits.

The culprit: corrupt federal regulations that only benefit special interests. This tangled web of rules separates doctors from patients. For decades, it has impeded U.S. health care while causing prices to skyrocket. As America endures the covid-19 pandemic, it’s important to remember recent reforms and ongoing efforts to fix our health care system.

Before the pandemic, the Trump administration had advanced reforms — short-term health plans, price transparency,

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