It affects not only the young, but the senior citizens as well. Many people do not qualify for the already present government health care programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Changes need to be made immediately in order for all Americans to be able to afford insurance. These situations are causing the American public unneeded emotional stress. The lack of medical care is causing many deaths that could have been evaded with the proper medical attention.
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.
Unfortunately, about 59% of them do not have health insurance. With 25% of legal immigrants uninsured, that creates a large population that cannot seek or receive proper medical treatment (Wolf, 2008). Fixing this problem will likely never turn the economy around, but with states making tough budget cuts that affect large numbers of the population, something has to be done about the amount of federal and state dollars that are going toward medical treatment for illegal immigrants. In 2004, a study showed that California was paying over $1.4 billion annually to cover medical costs for uninsured illegal immigrants. Even states like Colorado and Minnesota were found to be paying out $31 million and $17 million respectively (Wolf, 2008).
I believe that every American, rich or poor, should have access to the health care he or she needs, but the rising costs of care and a growing unwillingness of insurance companies to cover these costs, along with government spending in other areas, have almost totally restricted access to health care for the poor, the aged, and those with tragic health problems. I pointed out earlier that an unborn child shouldn't be turned down for health care, but neither should a man with a knife through his heart. It is getting harder and harder for the aged and those with tragic he... ... middle of paper ... ...eme with their rules and regulations. They do have an obligation just as the rest of the tax payers of this country to care for the less fortunate. A person can get by with minimal food, clothing and shelter, but they can't get away with minimal or no health care in their times of trouble.
Besides that, genetic screening has been carried out for partially common reasons as non-genetic screening for the health care of the ill and protection of diseases. Gitzelmann and Finley stated that genetic screening is a public health of first step not only because the gigantic demand for health message of families but despite of this challenge it at present to affect the livelihood of thousands of human being (cited in Miller 1999). In addition, the stated problem of genetic manipulation has absolutely aroused a big can of worms these past few years. Although genetic screening has been around for the past ten years, it should not be used to screen any healthy babies because the cost of the genetic screening is unaffordable by some low-income families, the reliability of genetic screening is still a question and the genetic screening is an immoral behavior. First of all, the cost of the genetic screening is unaffordable by some low-income families because currently the costs of the genetic testing is in between one hundred dollar to two thousand dollar or more (What is the cost of genetic testing, and how long does it take to get the results?
For decades, one of the many externalities that the government is trying to solve is the rising costs of healthcare. "Rising healthcare costs have hurt American competitiveness, forced too many families into bankruptcy to get their families the care they need, and driven up our nation's long-term deficit" ("Deficit-Reducing Healthcare Reform," 2014). The United States national government plays a major role in organizing, overseeing, financing, and more so than ever delivering health care (Jaffe, 2009). Though the government does not provide healthcare directly, it serves as a financing agent for publicly funded healthcare programs through the taxation of citizens. The total share of the national publicly funded health spending by various governments amounts to 4 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, GDP (Jaffe, 2009).
3962, which establishes standards for healthcare and health insurance, as well as a government-provided public option for those who can’t afford coverage. Politicians are so divided on the issue that conservatives have promised to block passage of the bill through the senate with a filibuster. There are millions of uninsured or underinsured citizens in this country. Imagine that your mother is diagnosed with cancer, but has health insurance. Even though she has health insurance, her claims may be denied as a preexisting condition or the treatments may not be covered by her plan, but if she tries to upgrade her coverage, will be hit again with a denial because of a preexisting condition.
What is democracy? Democracy is of the people by the people and for the people. Why did me leave in a nation of me not we? I have a goose bump watching this documentary when a woman whose husband was denied a kidney operation that could have saved his life and others who needed medical attention but were denied of it. According to the institute of Medicine, stated that lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 of Americans death unnecessary every year in the United State but I thought ... ... middle of paper ... ... health insurance our senators, representatives, and our president.
Those who stand to gain the most from universal healthcare are the already mentioned 45 million americans who currently don’t have any form of healthcare. For many of these individuals, there are many obstacles that prevent them from gaining healthcare. 80% of the 45 million are working class citizens, but either their employer doesn’t offer insurance, or they do but the individual can n... ... middle of paper ... ...ral, and social benefits to be reaped, and so it is important for our government to continue down this path its started and also important for Americans to provide our full support. There is much to overcome to completely reverse the direction of the health system, and I’m sure it will take many years for the results to pay off, but I’m glad we’ve at least provided the groundwork for future generations to build on. Work Cited Himmelstein, D. et al.
Obamacare: the Temporary Solution to an Evolving Issue The need for universal health care within the United States has been evident, and needed to be addressed. The old healthcare system was plagued with issues, including expensive premiums that were on the rise, along with an inflated average infant mortality rate and limited average life expectancy, which ultimately led to many people being left uninsured (“Affordable” 2). In the 2012 presidential election, one key issue was how to reform America’s broken health care system, and to instate a successful universal healthcare system that has resolved the previous issues. Being one of the last influential and competitive countries in the world without universal healthcare, the pressure was on for the United States to develop their own system. Since Barack Obama became president, Obamacare, instead of the proposed Romneycare, was born.