In order to provide free education for medical students, malpractice insurance for physicians, and free health care for everyone, taxes need to be raised. Ultimately, all Americans can have health care if we pay higher taxes instead of paying the insurance companies. Bibliography 1. Karen Davis, Cathy Schoen, & Kristof Stremikis, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally 2010, http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Fund%20Report/2010/Jun/1400_Davis_Mirror_Mirror_on_the_wall_2010.pdf. 2.
Problems within the U.S. healthcare system Name Institution Problems within the U.S. healthcare system The United States healthcare system is facing numerous challenges at the moment. One of the central issues in the re-election campaign of 2012 is healthcare reform. The Supreme Court ruled recently to uphold the healthcare reformed championed by president Barrack Obama in the 2010 legislation, but the Republicans are wholly opposed to it. This may seem a straightforward political debate, but the healthcare situation is a big concern. Compared with other developed nations, America lags behind in the provision of quality and affordable healthcare to its citizens.
They receive no medical bills; therefore, there is no threat of bankruptcy due to a medical condition. Medications are not free of charge but they do have Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) to cover any medications needed. They pay £2 per week, which is $3.05 in U.S. dollars (NHS.uk, 2013). To see a specialist, they have to go through a “gate keeper.” This is a general practice doctor to sees them and determines the need for a specialist. The doctors are government employees making a set salary, and they receive a bonus for keeping their patients healthy.
D. Crawford Alicia K. Hatcher Eng 112 March 18,2013 Private healthcare insurance for all, or universal free health care? Although health care is a universal need, unfortunately not all citizens are able to afford it. Not to mention government has proved that it's difficult to balance the healthcare budget; and the costs of medical healthcare is steadily increasing. Should we as Americans be totally responsible for our own health costs and eliminate private insurance? Or should we have an encompassing healthcare system which provides free service for all?
September 16, 2010 “Unhealthy” Essay It is so disturbing after watching the film Sicko to find how a lot of hospitals and health insurance companies treat the patients that cannot afford health insurance. I knew that the healthcare field was a complete mess, but I never would have dreamed that some hospitals would literally dump them on the street with no medical help. Everyday people continue to amaze me, how they value money over everything, including for some, and their own lives. The United States healthcare industry seems to decline more each year, compared to other countries. I have to admit, before watching Michael Moore’s documentary, Sicko; I did not have the slightest clue how terrible the United States healthcare industry was.
The Value of Affordable Healthcare The US is the only First World industrialized country without a nationwide healthcare plan. Access to affordable healthcare is a sign of a stable country that recognizes that a healthy citizenry makes good financial and moral sense. The recently passed Affordable Care Act is a start but it falls far short of what could be possible. The cost of the uninsured and underinsured on the economy of the country is enormous. According to the White House, “46 million Americans are without insurance” (p.1).
There would be no lines under a universal health care system in the United States because we have about a 30% oversupply of medical equipment and surgeons, whereas demand would increase about 15%. The US denies access to health care based on the ability to pay. Under a universal health care system all would access care. There would be no lines as in other industrialized countries due to the oversupply in our providers and infrastructure, and the willingness/ability of the United States to spend more on health care than other industrialized nations. Would Universal Health Care result In Government control and intrusion into Health Care resulting in loss of freedom of choice?
Now you are left with a financial burden of a major illness and we all know that it can be very devastating. I believe that health care should not only be offered but it should be made affordable for everyone. The U.S should immediately adopt the universal healthcare because it will benefit us all and make life easier for everyone. As of today health care has become a controversial topic. After decades of failed attempts by democratic presidents; president Obama finally signed the health care reform in March 2010.
Obama Care is all about fixing some of the flaws we have in our health care system, and making health care affordable for the public. Although we are the richest country in the world no many of us could afford necessary operations such as covering hospital bills for intensive care surgeries for ill babies, or bypass surgeries for coronary patients (Lawrence R. Wu, 001). If the plan goes into effect there will be decisions made by many to seek preventative care; that before it didn’t have health insurance and wouldn’t take the chance of being turned away or racking up medical expenses. Although having this plan would restrict some of the criteria insurance companies use in deciding whether or not to provide coverage for an individual or not in the end I
The real debate is how can we accomplish the goal of universal healthcare in the most affordable and sustainable way. The United States is evaluated as a wealthy country, yet there are more penurious countries who provide health maintenance, paid through higher taxes. “In the United Kingdom and other European countries, payroll taxes average 37% - much higher than the 15.3% payroll taxes paid by the average US worker” (Gregory). With this data, the only reform would be to end the private health insurance companies of dominant health services, and incorporate a single payer system. Conversely, it is factual that taxes will rise, but the implementation of universal healthcare will better the health of American citizens.