Healthcare is a bit complicated here in the United States; operated by a managed care system. Obama’s health care reform does a number of important things offering Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protections in regards to their healthcare and setting up a Health Insurance Marketplace where Americans can purchase Federal regulated and subsidized health insurance. Here in the United States, there are some hard working citizens that cannot afford healthcare insurance. Their jobs can offer healthcare insurance and citizen still can’t afford to pay it. Canada and the United Kingdom provide healthcare for all their citizens but there are a few countries that pay for their citizen healthcare if they are unable to afford it.
Unlike Australia, Canada, and Germany, the United States (U.S) does not have universal health care system. The U.S. health care is an unregulated, hybrid system that financed by private and public sectors. The first characteristic of health care system is that it is not centrally regulated by the government. Similarly, the second characteristic of the health care system is “access to health care services is selectively based on insurance coverage” (Leiyu & Singh, 2012, p. 9). Only individuals with insurance coverage have health care access.
Approximately 44 million people in the United States had no source of health insurance (The Uninsured). Through the Affordable Care Act, millions of Americans will have access to health insurance. Today, most countries have some form of Universal Health Care. There are many pros and cons to Universal Health Care. I believe there are changes to be made in the Affordable Care Act.
We will attempt to identify some of the most prominent factors involved in the national health care debate. This paper will point out key facts pertaining to the history of the national health care idea in the United States, the attempts to introduce and pass legislation. Health care reform is a controversial topic in governments around the world, especially with each country striving to create development that establish good policies and guidelines to ensure medical safety and protection of their citizens. From a general standpoint, healthcare reform is a phrase used to describe main health policy creations mostly by governmental policies that affect health care delivery within the government’s jurisdiction. According to Harrington & Crawford (2004), healthcare reforms attempts to achieve one or all of the following: • Increase the percentage of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ds and Approaches Research Triangle Institute.
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I will discuss the similarities and the differences. The United States’ health care system is currently in the process of a very big change. The new health care is changing into Obamacare, which is a government regulated health insurance. Prior to this initiation, the U.S. had no regulations on health insurance. The Affordable Care Act makes health insurance a requirement for all Americans to purchase.
Universal health care is medical insurance provided to all the residents of a country by their government. Out of all the major industrial countries, The United States is the only country without a universal health care system. In 2010, President Barack Obama signed a health care reform law making it illegal to be uninsured in America, which is a major step towards it. Universal Health Care should be mandatory in America because it gives everyone an opportunity to receive more equal care, the overall health of the population would increase and current insurance plans are unaffordable for many Americans. Health insurance provides benefits for sickness, injury, surgery, and prescription medication.
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By February 2009, President Obama signed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, which has become the framework for America’s expansion of Health Information Technology. The main goal of HITECH is to support providers who adopt health IT into their practices between 2011 and 2015. The legislation was given $19.2 billion to support the providers (Cullen, 2011). A little over a year later, March 2010, President Obama signed, the Patient Protec... ... middle of paper ... ...ml Cullen, E., Ranji, U., & Salganicoff, A. (2011, February).
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