If a patient purchases health insurance often they don’t know enough information to ascertain if they have purchased a quality plan. Second, consumers/patient and providers (physician, health insurance) act independently. This does not happen in health care because of the asymmetry of information that exists; patients must depend on the decisions made by their doctor or health care provider who is acting on their behalf as a health agent or gatekeeper. Sometimes physicians own diagnostic facilities or invest in health care organizations this affects their ability to be impartial. Third consumers bear the financial impact of their decision and are aware of price differences; most patients are insulated from the true cost of health care because of a third-party payer who bears the financial brunt of the decision to receive medical care.
Whether they can or not afford, the Government should provide health care for all citizens and legal immigrants. The U.S. on Sunday 21st March, 2010 by the Democratic senate for universal healthcare. Health reform will make healthcare more affordable, make health insurers more accountable; expand health coverage to each Americans. It will stabilize family budgets, the Federal Budget, and the economy. Massachusetts Health Reform Law, popularly known as “Chapter 58”, was birthed with the intention of creating a panacea to the social and financial ills broug... ... middle of paper ... ....” Martin Luther King words on the Healthcare system in the United States.
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It has been debated, that for that reason, the new law may come into violation of several human rights. Another significant issue with the ACA regards a cap on citizen’s out-of-pocket expenses, and the fact that the administration decided to delay making a definitive decision, potentially costing many American’s unprecedented medical fees. In its conception, the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act was categorized and pitched to the American public as a universal healthcare, according to John D. Goodson, author of “Patient P... ... middle of paper ... ...most citizens will generally consider the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unsuccessful. It is up to the administration to revise the act, and gain back the trust of the country. Works Cited Baker, T. (2011).
The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is a federal statute that was signed into law by President Barak Obama on March 23, 2010. The PPACA which is commonly referred to as “Obamacare” was endorsed by lawmakers based on the objective of shifting healthcare cost from the employer to the government. The enactment of the PPACA has been viewed as unprecedented by many based on the constitutionality concerns related to healthcare reform. In order to address some of the concerns related to healthcare reform it is important to go back and view the nation’s history. Prior to the nation experiencing globalization and free trade, businesses were designed as employee based models, freely offering health care coverage to their employees as a perk to promote loyalty among other incentives within their companies.
However, millions of American citizens currently live under these unimaginable conditions, going day to day without the security of frequent checkups, prescription medicine, or preventative medicines that could prevent future complications in their health. Now with the rising unemployment rates due to the current global recession, even more Americans are becoming uninsured, and the flaws in the United States’ current healthcare system are being exposed. In order to amend these flaws, some are looking to make small changes to fix the current healthcare system, while others look to make sweeping changes and remodel the system completely, favoring a more socialized, universal type of healthcare system. Although it is certain that change is needed, universal healthcare is not the miracle cure that will solve the systems current ailments. Universal healthcare should not be allowed to take form in America as it is a menace to the capitalist principle of a free market, threatens to put a stranglehold on for-... ... middle of paper ... .... Bybee, Roger.
There were so many individuals without health insurance who did not get the care they needed, and this reform came about to try and create a more equal and fair system that gives everybody a sort of equal chance at insurance and health care. Like any change, it’s frightening when something new and unknown comes about, and that is exactly what this did. There were many who were unhappy with it getting passed, as well as many who were pleased with it. This didn’t just fall onto Republicans or Democrats, but individuals who were in the health care systems, like medical care providers and certain insurance companies, which it would affect. In this paper we aim to examine some background information about the Affordable Care Act, key questions that relate to it, and explore some new information learned about the ACA through this course and its readings.