Health Care System In America

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The New Health Care System in America The United States is considered one of the most powerful nations in the World. It has some of the best technology, research, and business systems among the advanced nations around the globe. However, the truth is that our country is well behind other advanced nations in providing health care in an efficient, timely, and cost effective manner (New York Times, 2007). It is extremely disappointing to see that such a great nation has about 47 million people that are uninsured and do not have access to health care (Institute of Medicine, 2010). Many Americans have fooled themselves into thinking that we in fact have the best health care system in the world. Though America has some of the best medical technology…show more content…
The current health care system in the United States is a structure that is intertwined with both a private and public sector. The system that is set up in the United States is the most expensive health care system in the world (Institute of Medicine, 2010). In the United States people spend more money on medical care than anywhere in the world. In addition, people are more concerned with the rising costs of health care than collective access for the American people (Shi and Singh, 2008). I think that this is the time for the government to step in and make some changes in the health care system. I believe that a plan should be made to make health care more affordable. I think that the government needs to put a restriction on how much insurance companies can raise their prices. At this point insurance can pretty much do whatever they want to. They can raise prices at any point. However, I think that for our nation to move forward we need to limit the costs of health care. It should not be a completely profit driven industry which it is at this time. A change needs to occur to make the insurance companies focus on helping people rather than making money. All individuals should have access to health care including those who can not afford to pay for it. Programs need to be organized to include help for those low income families that are unable to afford health…show more content…
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