One of the most controversial topics in the United States in recent years has been the route which should be undertaken in overhauling the healthcare system for the millions of Americans who are currently uninsured. It is important to note that the goal of the Affordable Care Act is to make healthcare affordable; it provides low-cost, government-subsidized insurance options through the State Health Insurance Marketplace (Amadeo 1). Our current president, Barack Obama, made it one of his goals to bring healthcare to all Americans through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. This plan, which has been termed “Obamacare”, has come under scrutiny from many Americans, but has also received a large amount of support in turn for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons include a decrease in insurance discrimination on the basis of health or gender and affordable healthcare coverage for the millions of uninsured. The opposition to this act has cited increased costs and debt accumulation, a reduction in employer healthcare coverage options, as well as a penalization of those already using private healthcare insurance.
Luckily under the new health care reform law, most people will receive help paying for their healthcare premiums and cost-sharing expenses that people with insurance have to pay out of pocket for doctor visits, and prescription medicine. Families and individuals will be able to receive this assistance with incomes between one hundred and four hundred percent of the federal poverty line. One hundred to four hundred percent makes up at about $23,000 to $94,000 a year assume this is for a family of four.
The concept, affordable health care insurance for all, in theory sounds impressive and the practical application seems realistic. However, as the idealistic theory unfolds, the cost and the coverage are all falling or failing to deliver every aspect and causing so much controversy. The bill and Obama are rapidly dropping in popularity; initially Obama had the backing of the house and congress, which has changed drastically as well. This topic is a concern to all as everyone would like to have affordable health care insurance for their families, not just for catastrophic illness but also to cover preventative health care.
For this semester I have chosen to address the issue of the United States healthcare system. My tentative thesis for the Researched Position paper is “The United States federal government should implement a single-payer government ran healthcare system.” In this particular essay, I intend to present a concise, organized argument that this thesis is sound and important. The main topic is a universal topic for many people; thus I will be able to address great swathes of Americans while remaining focused on national legislators, my core audience. While this topic is controversial, I believe that I can present a valid and convincing argument.
The universal health care system is the development direction of the medical security system. At present, the universal health care reform faces two major problems. First, the enormous pressure from vested interests. The reform of the new medical system not only directly damaged the interests of insurance companies and large pharmaceutical groups, but also the interests of small business owners in a short time. Privatization and monopoly of the medical system make medical pricing lack of transparency, and hospitals and pharmaceutical companies enjoy huge profits. Anderson Cancer Center in 2010 the turnover of 2.05 billion US dollars, the profits is up to 531 million US dollars and the profit margins are as high as 26%. On the one hand, these big interest groups use the money to buy politics. On the other hand, they buy media and elite groups and use public opinion to mislead people. Second, universal health care is facing the challenge of traditional ideology. The reform of the entire healthcare system emphasizes the role of the government in the universal access to health care, which will stimulate the nerves of the American people, especially conservatives, who advocate freedom. Right-wing Republicans insist that only free markets are the only way out of medical problems, but that 's not the case. Political consensus and social common sense are the core of government reform of health
There are many human rights that individuals are entitled to no matter where they live or where they are from. According to the article, “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the United Nations saw the importance of individual rights and developed a declaration stating the human rights of every person. “Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 General Assembly resolution 217 A as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations” (Universal Declaration of Human Rights). The declaration of human rights was created to apply to all people, of all races, of all cultures,
Just a few years ago the Affordable Care Act otherwise known as the ACA. The Affordable Care Act is also famously know as Obamacare. This has not been very good for the American people in several ways. It has caused the people of this great nation a very difficult time in signing up for this new healthcare, everyone’s insurance prices have risen, people have been losing a lot of hours at work, and if people decide not to have insurance they can be fined. The way to get rid of all of these problems is to get rid of the Affordable Care Act all together.
The market based system requires that all parts of the system make a profit. Since government programs like Medicare and Medicaid are a large piece of the puzzle, we do not have truly privatized system of coverage anyway.
While Universal Health Care is viewed as having a positive effect on the world and seems to do only good, it is a thorned rose, that will produce more negative, disastrous, and unforeseen outcomes than positive ones. Universal Health Care is a system in which the government provides financial aid and medical care to everyone within the nation. Canada, Denmark, Taiwan, and Sweden have single-payer systems in which every citizens medicare costs are covered for. Currently in the United States we have private insurance and health care, meaning that if citizens can afford it they pay for their own health care privately. There has been much debate over if the United States should adopt a single payer system or if we should continue on with the system
Nothing is free! You pay either price or tax for the air you breathe, no way can you get health care free of cost. Health insurance is a way to pay the cost for health care. Most people cannot afford to pay the high cost of health care on their own and that’s where the insurance comes in. It simply a protection from paying the full cost of medical services when you’re not well. The payment is in the form of monthly premium. People have freedom to select the plan from different insurer in the health insurance market and pay decided fix amount as a premium. In return, the health insurer agrees to pay a portion of covered medical costs. Payments by the health insurance are typically based on discount rates insurers negotiate with doctors and hospitals. So instead of paying hundreds of dollars as out of pocket costs for a doctor visit and investigations, or thousands for surgery, consumer pays a lesser amount depending on enrolled health plan. Each plan is different and has different coverage with related monthly premium. Some plans cover dental and vision, but you may need to purchase it separately and those plans will have higher premium rate.