“Comparative News Story” Both the American and Chinese’s Healthcare systems are currently facing challenges. President Obama’s healthcare law is currently being analyzed by the U.S Supreme Court because there is a question of if it contradicts the constitution. Based on the article “How the Affordable Care Act Helps the U.S. Economy”, there are politicians who believe that President Obama’s healthcare law is unconstitutional. On the other hand there are citizens and other politicians who are supportive of the healthcare plan. China’s economy and citizens health is currently under fire because the universal health care spending is no longer proving a profit for the economy.
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.
Matthew Holt who wrote an article called, “Why is Fixing American Health Care so Difficult?” According to Matthew Holt there are two main reasons why universal health coverage is so hard to accomplish. That’s because such a small population of America is sick and most of the health care dollars get spent on it. There needs to be a transfer of money from the healthy and the wealthy in order to pay for these sick people and the costs are beyond the means of the individuals concerned and their families. So in order to pay for the health care of these sick people and the rest of America, the healthy and wealthy would need to step in and help. This means that the government would have to find
Individuals that can afford health care will unfortunately have to pay more to cover those that can’t. The 30 plus million Americans that currently have their own insurance plans, are now facing the unnecessary hardship of receiving cancellation notices due to their plans not meeting the “Obama Care” requirements. Which goes against the initial promise stated by President Obama “if you like your current plan, you could keep it”. As stated before, the money to cover health care cost has to come from someone, who? There’s no magic formula to solving the health care predicament facing a good percentage of Americans.
One common topic in many political conversations is government standardized health care. Government standardized health care is not what this country needs for so many different reasons. Just for starters, the general American public does not support the bill, but our governments legislation is still trying to force it on the American public. Also, more and more government officials are loosing support for standardized health care. Everywhere you go, there is evidence of our economy taking a down turn.
California Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Rhonda Barkey HCA 415 Community & Public Health Dr. John Moore July 9, 2012 Quality healthcare insurance can be hard to come by for a large majority of the American population. There are those who cannot get quality healthcare for reasons such as affordability or a pre-existing condition, but those that do have access to medical insurance, either through their employer or from a private vendor, are paying extremely high prices and oftentimes the benefits are limited. Our government, both local and federal, is spending billions of dollars every year to help individuals who have no access to healthcare. The red tape that one has to go through to get access to these government-funded
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE The Healthcare Industry is a 2.8 trillion dollar industry. From issues like personal bank-ruptcy, overpaid executives in the healthcare industry, inconsistent pricing from health care pro-viders and hospitals and patients not able to afford to have health care, there was a need for health care reform. Due to several inefficiencies that drove up the cost of healthcare, a reduced standard of care to patients, and Americans that could not afford to have health care, the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010. Some of the key goals of the ACA were to reduce the rate of health care spending and the burden it placed on families, businesses, employers and state and federal budgets as well as improving the quality of care provided to patients. One of the provisions in the ACA is that all Americans are required to have health insurance.
Too many Americans are forced into bankruptcy due to high out-of-pocket medical care expenses” (Miller 3). It just doesn’t feel right to these citizens that basic healthcare is outside of their reach just because they have lost their job or chose a career path that was not as profitable as some others may have chosen. After all, every job must be done and not everyone can be among the elite. However, that should not mean that the people who do the lower class jobs should suffer medically. This is the argument that is the backbone of those who press for a universal healthcare
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
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.