The Importance Of Universal Health Care

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Approximately 257.8 millions individuals living in the United States of America, every one of them need effective, affordable and accessible health care coverage and services. Within the past thirty to forty years, the preview and cost of health care coverage and services has draciasilly changed, compare to the manner in which health care was previously managed. With the recent development and passages of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare, a debate over whether a government to guarantee universal health care for its citizens has grown to a higher importance. Universal health care is not relatively recent historical development; the idea was first proposed in the United States by former president “Franklin…show more content…
Vincent Meconi explains the amount of money currently spent on health expenditures in the United States: “The United States is spending over 15 percent of its gross domestic product on health care” (Meconi 1). Further, Meconi explains how the US gets the least ‘bang for its buck’ when it comes to health care. She quotes, “The United States spends more money per capita than any other country, and yet is less healthy. We’re paying the highest prices, but getting the lowest quality” (Maconie 1). Moreover, “The journal Health Affairs estimates that U.S. health care expenditures will rise to 19 percent of GDP by 2016” (“Preface” 1). From this I can conclude that, the ongoing foolishness in health care spending is not going to solve itself and the best way to reduce federal spending on health care is to implement a system of universal health care. According to The Council of Economic Advisors states that, “would increase real gross domestic product (GDP), relative to the no-reform baseline, by over 2 percent in 2020 and nearly 8 percent in 2030.” (Council 2). The article further talks about the increase in family income: “For a typical family of four, this implies that income in 2020 would be approximately $2,600 higher than it would have been without reform…and that in 2030 it would be almost $10,000 higher” (Council 2). These…show more content…
It’s a mystery why General Motors and other automobile companies, with their well-publicized dilemma regarding health care overhead, aren’t leading the charge for national health care” (Meconi 2). By reducing the overhead associated with health care, businesses can increase wages and salaries for employees, this increase individual income. An amelioration in household income is also due in part to the reduction in the cost of taxes affiliated with financing many social and public programs. Kao-Ping Chua, in summarizing a report
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