NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Despite Obamacare's efficacy at reducing costs while helping more patients have access to health care, the industry has many problems outstanding. Robots are coming to save the day.
Robots are going to have an overwhelmingly beneficial effect on health care compared to many other industries. This is due to the fact that health care simply does not even remotely meet the needs of the marketplace today. Robotics will provide additional capacity and capability to satisfy humanity's need for better heath.
Health care's problems have been well-known: costs outpacing inflation dramatically; tens of millions without coverage; too many medical errors; and poor quality of care or partial care. Obamacare, the first nationwide attempt to curb these problems, seems to be working.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Obamacare has reduced the count of Americans lacking health insurance to where only 13.2% of U.S. residents now lack coverage, down from 20.3%. More than 14 million people have gained coverage. (This does not include uninsured children who gained health coverage but are not counted.)
Obamacare is now practically set in stone with a second positive 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court upholding critical portions of the Affordable Care Act. Health care companies and Wall Street have strongly approved this ruling by means of soaring health care stock prices following the decision.
While this first dramatic attempt to reform the health care industry has made much progress, there are many more problems that need to be solved.