How can healthcare provided by the government help all people? Over the year’s health care has gone up a significant amount. People cannot afford to pay for it, so many are not covered. Lots of people become sick and stay unable to receive treatment because they are not apart of health care or capable to pay for hospital expenses. The government should take responsibility for the people and take care of health care charges.
The relatively low quality of care, and the large number of persons who are uninsured. Many Americans are without health insurance because the cost of living continues to increase, as well the cost of health insurance is steady increasing, and the quality care needs improvement. If consumers would lower the cost of health insurance a lot of American would purchase health insurances. " HealthCare Issues."
According to the National Patient Advocate Foundation (2012), “Medical expenses are contributing factors in over 62% of individual (as opposed to business) bankruptcy filings, and the number of bankruptcy filings attributing medical debt as a significant factor is increasing” (p. 1). Medical care is expensive, and it is also on the rise. Many people, whether being insured or not, are unable to pay for their medical bills so that they can obtain the care they need to live a healthy and prosperous life. While it is true that there are insurance programs such as Medicaid, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act for the poor, elderly, and disabled, millions are continue to be uninsured. As a nation, the United States should provide all citizens with some form of health care coverage.
Health care is one of the most important issues associated with government. Many people have struggled from day one, society seems worried and stressed on how they are going to pay for their medical bills because they do not have the support from the government to help benefit them. The government should take the time to fix the needs of those who cannot afford healthcare. The government claims to issue out 2.7 trillion dollars towards healthcare but the question is raised to why so many people are still in debt when it comes to those paying their medical bills? Healthcareproblems.org elaborates on the issues and statistics data with healthcare, Many Americans are battling with health care costs, fail to get check- ups and visit the doctor because they can’t afford to cover their entire medical expenses.
If people were not rushed and treated with respect and dignity, more people would not have a problem paying for services. In tryin... ... middle of paper ... ...s paying into health insurance would increase jobs in the medical field. LA Times reports to the contrary “Among the questions they're asking is: If healthcare spending is rising so fast, why is healthcare job growth flat? As Austin Frakt of Boston University puts it, the data "suggest that Americans recently poured a lot more of the national economy into health care without moving the needle on the rate of growth in real, human resources (jobs) devoted to delivering care.” (LA times) So if imposing health insurance on American citizens was supposed to help with lowering cost and create an opening for more jobs why is this not the case? I feel it is because like me a lot of Americans feel we should have the freedom of choice.
(Institute 2009) .For those people who consider themselves as self-employed who want to buy their own private health insurance, can be twice as expensive as that that is being offered through employers. (Feldman 2012) Health Insurance is essential to Personal Well Being and your Health. For a large proportion of uninsured people, health insurance can and most often a matter of choice. Uninsured Americans normally tend to delay and even go without doctors' visits, prescription medications, and other effective treatments, even if they know they have serious or a life-threatening condition. (Institute 2009).
The majority of this limitation is due to pressure from within the organization or government pressure. The government influences hospitals into denying treatment in order to cut federal costs. These government actions generally result in a revision of private employee health care claims, and in turn certain businesses can no longer afford to provide health insurance for their employees. Consequently, approximately 50 to 60 million people go without insurance for at least one month each year. Many HMO’s constantly evaluate their services to "ensure" the best care and coverage.
According to Fairhall and Steadman, (2009), even though the recession is hard on all, it is worse on the uninsured due to health care and insurance cost rising faster than incomes. Nevertheless, even those with jobs are lacking in health insurance due to employers, who provide insurance, are increasingly dropping their sponsored insurance. Many find that purchasing a health policy or paying for medical care out-of-pocket is cost prohibitive. “Since the recession began in December 2007, the number of unemployed Americans has increased by 3.6 million,” (Fairhall & Steadman, 2009). In 2009 it was stated that approximately 46 million Americans were uninsured, however not all of that number is due to the inability to afford coverage.
Along the same lines, in many other countries, the government is the only buyer of medical services because patients pay for services through taxes. This causes the healthcare market to essentially be a “buyer’s market,” which drives the cost down. Another major reason for expensive healthcare is because American doctors are paid much more than doctors in other countries. A big part of this has to do with the very long and expensive road of medical school in the US, necessitating that doctors get paid more so that the process is worth it for them financially. Finally, the healthcare system is very bloated, with payments usually going through multiple intermediaries and each insurance company taking a percentage of the payment.
Abstract It is time for our government to take a step away from war and look to meeting the needs of their own citizens. The need for health care reform is more evident than ever. The recession of America has caused many people hardship due to many lay-offs and the fact that insurance premiums have risen drastically. Many families are not receiving the health care that they require due to these circumstances. It affects not only the young, but the senior citizens as well.