In conclusion, there still needs to be a lot of work done to health care in the United States. Other nations provide universal health care to their citizens, but this would cause dilemmas in balancing two often conflicting policy goals: providing the public with equitable access to needed pharmaceuticals while controlling the costs. Universal health care probably would not work in the U.S. because our nation is so diverse and our economy is so complex. The system we have now obviously has its problems, and there is a lot of rom for improvement. HMO’s will still create problems for people and their medical bills, but they definitely should be monitored to see that their patients are receiving just treatment.
The government needs to step in and act as an equalizer. The idea that someone could go bankrupt from medical bills in the U.S. is disgraceful. Now a look at so... ... middle of paper ... ...cares and needed medical treatments. What happens when your own sibling or relative gets sick and don't have care? Medical bills are highly expensive, and not affordable to pay, so Every individual needs and should have health-care.
The act forces many Americans to lose their current insurance, meaning many citizens paying small amounts of money for insurance will actually have to pay more because of the act; also, the act will force government dependency, reducing the freedom that America was once known for. Also, there is an issue of where money will actually come from to fund this bill. Along with this, the healthcare received will be of lower quality than before and many healthcare providers will need to change and will need to take pay cuts due to regulations within the law;this could lead to a diminishing health work field with many practices shutting down leading to less and less options for recipients. Many Americans who already had health insurance will lose their current plans and be forced into two options: sign up for the PPACA, or pay more monthly to stay with their current providers. In "Can You Really Keep Your Health Plan?
The ACA strives to give health coverage to all but the power still lies in the private sector. Overall, the healthcare system in the United States is still broken because not everyone is insured and disparities are still evident. More policy evolution is required if the US is going to be a nation state that has completely equal citizens. Health scholars must research more so that they can influence what happens in health policy. I believe the patient’s opinion needs to be included so the system
President Obama has made healthcare reform a priority since the beginning of his presidency. Obama wants to implement a system similar to Medicare. As defined by Dictionary.com Medicare is: “a U.S. government program of hospitalization insurance and voluntary medical insurance for persons aged 65 and over and for certain disabled persons under 65”. This government based health insurance would still allow private insurance companies to stay in business. Another way Obama wants to change the health insurance companies is to expand coverage and improve the care given.
Dr. Molly Cooke once said, "Like auto insurance, health insurance is a service you pay for but hope you will never need. It's there for the unpredictable, unexpected and fundamentally uncontrollable problems that come up in people's lives." Everyone in America needs health insurance to ensure they can get the best medical there is without having to be responsible to pay their entire hospital bill. To ensure that every American has access to affordable health care, Barack Obama signed a law called the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obama Care, on March 23, 2010 (Obamacarefacts.com). Obama Care was put into place to increase the quality, affordability, and availability of health care (Obamacarefacts.com).
A lot of the public outcry against reform is due to the fact that people don’t want to see their own taxes or healthcare prices increase. For example, some of the opponents of Obamacare are worried that the individual mandate will force them to pay a fee, which in reality is only the face if they can afford a healthcare plan but do not want to purchase one. By seeing access to medical care as a right, we would be less selfish about healthcare reform and more concerned about the country’s collective wellbeing, resulting in a more effective effort to provide medical care to
I know many people who would rather pay a fine than be forced into something they do not want or cannot afford. THIS LEADS TO THE ARGUMENT IS IT FAIR TO FORCE PEOPLE TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. Obama care is designed to give more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the U.S. according to (obamacarefacts.com). Is forcing citizens to sign up for health insurance really going to help them get quality health insurance or reduce health car spending? I feel that we need to fix our systems and how doctors treat people; and maybe than more people would be inclined to have health insurance and use it.
One might ask should National Healthcare be allowed to become mandataed or not? If National Healthcare becomes mandated, what do we as the people have left for rights? National Healthcare should not be mandated by the government. Mandating National Healthcare is violating our rights as people. We should not be told that we have to have healthcare or what doctors we have to see in regards to the governments attempt at forcing us to utilize the healthcare of their choosing.
Yes costs are rising, but rationing by bureaucracy is not the answer. Yes, more choices are needed, but a rigidly regulated health-insurance exchange designed to change everyone’s plans is not the answer.” (Gratzer p.30) Although this issue is urgent, it is best not to rush it because it can have greater unforeseen consequences, especially for the economy that is already in distress. Hopefully there will soon be a resolution that can be in agreement for both political parties of the United States so that they can work together and help rebuild this nation.