Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs.
I think it is sad to live in the greatest country in the world and not everyone has access to free or even affordable health care. Some people have insurance; some have government help and some work hard but can't afford insurance. When kids are sick, parents should be able to bring them to the doctor and get medicine. When elderly people need medicines, they shouldn't have to go without them because they are too expensive. I think that if we didn't have so many lawsuits in our country, doctors wouldn't have to charge so much and more people could go to the doctor when they need it.
As companies have tried to tighten the budgets, benefits have fallen victim. Employees who once paid little for medical care are now paying more out of pocket. It is likely that this shift has required medical providers to rely on payments from patients who may have trouble paying their share. Until recently, employers did not focus on medical insurance programs that required those covered under the plan to take any type of accountability for their health. Therefore, employers need to establish wellness programs that promote prevention instead of merely giving insurance that covers illness and disease.
First the pro side, the first main issue is the fact that the 32 million Americans that don’t have health care will now have access to health care coverage. Many Americans can’t afford health care coverage and this policy lowers the cost so that more Americans will have the opportunity to get the coverage they need. Another pro is that people with preexisting conditions can no longer be denied coverage. Insurance companies have been getting away with denying people the coverage they need because they either get sick or because they have a preexisting condition and this policy puts an end to all of that. Lastly, the amount of personal bankruptcies will be reduced.
Spreading the burden to the entire population is unfair, especially when considering treatments that are required as a result of one making poor health decisions, such as: smoking, obesity, and drug use. Allowing those who make such poor decisions to pay the same amount as one who has attempted to lead a healthy lifestyle, is a very unwise decision. This is because it subconsciously promotes such bad habits, as there are no economic consequences imposed. Additionally, if one feels that taxes are high now, wait until a universal health care system is in place. It has been estimated by several economists that $339 billion a year in additional taxes will be the bare minimum needed to compensate for the high cost of health care.
Universal Health Care System There is a saying from Chinese, “Health is wealth”. In the United States, American government does not care a fig for healthcare system because American government thought American healthcare system is better than other countries in the world, and it had experiences about healthcare system. Some people think the Universal Health Care providing unfair coverage, high expense because of high taxes, and worse health. However, once people get sick or have some healthy problems, the Universal Health Care is the best support for them. In fact, the Universal Health Care will provide fairer coverage, lower costs, and better health to all citizens of the United States.
Money is a huge factor to this to where a hospital is located and with this wealthy people get the best service there is because they can afford to pay a doctors, most wealthy people can afford treatments and get the health care service they need. The negative outcome is that not all of us can afford going to a doctor’s office none the less the medications that are prescribe to cure any illness we have. With this negative outcome patients can detect any diseases on time and some don’t have the access to get any exam work done because of financial issues. There are several resources that are there in finding information on the history of health care in the United States; one way is to make sure that you have a reliable source not all
I believe that everyone has something to gain from improvements in the insurance health care system. Since the 1930, many Presidents have tried to pass Health care reform and failed in Congress. As a result, the numbers of uninsured have increased over the years. Due to the lack of action at the federal level, many states have taken action to lower the number of uninsured. They have formed plans under
A Letter to the Editor It is Walter Cuffey's opinion that providing free housing and healthcare naturally would diminish people's desire to work for the government and pay their taxes, which in the long run would lead the country to bankruptcy. This contradicts Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior's opinion who believes it simply would create millions of jobs in the housing and health care industries and because of that generate a greater economic prosperity. I do not believe that the free housing Jackson mentions is meant to be expensive and luxurious. However, by free housing I imagine, he in point of fact means shelter, so that no-one in America have to live on the street. Once you have got a roof over your head, a solid base to return to,
Amber Henson ENC 1101-1 27 Nov. 2010 How the Healthcare Reform Will Effect Physical Therapy For many people today, the cost of health care for a serious injury is so expensive that people cannot afford to pay the costs from an average income, while health care in general has risen faster than overall inflation. In today’s society, many people obtain health benefits through the workplace. People over the age of sixty-five have government programs which help out with the coverage of medical expenses. Medicare and Medicaid are not being offered in many states to help pay for the cost of physical therapy since it is not a big demand unless it is a serious injury. The new health reform bill will affect physical therapy in many negative