For some of Ted Kennedy's critics, his brand of liberalism represented an affront to American liberty. I understand that the politically safe move would be to kick the can further down the road -- to defer reform one more year, or one more election, or one more term. We just need to make sure you've got the best information available. Others have proposed a co-op or another non-profit entity to administer the plan. Second, we've estimated that most of this plan can be paid for by finding savings within the existing health care system, a system that is currently full of waste and abuse. And all insurance companies that want access to this new marketplace will have to abide by the consumer protections I already mentioned. Without alternatives, residents of these communities often have to travel long distances to shop or rely on fast food restaurants and convenience stores that offer little or no fresh food.
Please do not waste it by being diseased, instead live it happily. Others are self-employed, and can't afford it, since buying insurance on your own costs you three times as much as the coverage you get from your employer. And despite this long history of failure, I'm standing here because I think we're in a different time. And unless everybody does their part, many of the insurance reforms we seek — especially requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions — just can't be achieved. Read for a section-by-section breakdown of the many provisions in the bill. And insurance companies will be required to cover, with no extra charge, routine checkups and preventive care, like mammograms and colonoscopies — because there's no reason we shouldn't be catching diseases like breast cancer and colon cancer before they get worse.
I will not make that same mistake with health care. Our ability to stand in other people's shoes. They understood that there are instances when the gains in security from government action are not worth the added constraints on our freedom. You see, our predecessors understood that government could not, and should not, solve every problem. And this is also true when it comes to Medicare and Medicaid. It was unanimously supported by Democrats in the House and Senate.
Another woman from Texas was about to get a double mastectomy when her insurance company canceled her policy because she forgot to declare a case of acne. Now, these are the facts. And it remains a sacred trust that must be passed down from one generation to the next. The Agricultural Act of 2014 was enacted February 7, 2014. So we need to do a few things to provide affordable health insurance to every single American.
As any American who is still looking for work or a way to pay their bills will tell you, we are by no means out of the woods. Clinicians will also educate using oral motor and breathing exercises, compensatory strategies and education to family members as well. Because that's who we are. Our troops have done all that we have asked them to do and more. Advertisement These are the facts.
We did not come to fear the future. We did not come to fear the future. Now, finally, many in this chamber -- particularly on the Republican side of the aisle -- have long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of health care. Still, given all the misinformation that's been spread over the past few months, I realize -- applause -- I realize that many Americans have grown nervous about reform. I still believe -- I still believe that we can act when it's hard. When health care costs grow at the rate they have, it puts greater pressure on programs like Medicare and Medicaid.
I am not the first President to take up this cause, but I am determined to be the last. They worked together to provide health care to children with disabilities. It was from our beloved friend and colleague, Ted Kennedy. But once those campaigns end, the plans collapse under the weight of Washington politics, leaving the rest of America to struggle with skyrocketing costs. In his election campaign he had three principles: Respect! Still, given all the misinformation that's been spread over the past few months, I realize that many Americans have grown nervous about reform.
My plan allows for a limited number of U. That's not my judgment — it's the judgment of medical professionals across this country. In 1965, when some argued that Medicare represented a government takeover of healthcare, members of Congress, Democrats and Republicans, did not back down. He asked that it be delivered upon his death. That is why today, I'm introducing the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007.