Universal Health Care Reform

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National Policy For decades health care has been a very controversial topic of great debate throughout presidential campaigns concentrating on increasing coverage, decreasing costs and social burden of health care, insurance reform funding, and to what extent there will be governmental involvement. Ever since the election of President Barack Obama, whose primary campaign strategy focused on health care reform, was successful and legislation was enacted in March 2010. It is estimated that fifty million Americans continue to live without health insurance (U.S. Census Bureau). A great number of this population consists of mothers and children. The, knowing that in order for a nation to continue to grow it is imperative that their younger population…show more content…
Most bills that come to legislature to be signed and passed are usually on debate because of finances. The Universal Health Care plan was created for their primary motive of monetary reasons. This National Policy would reduce the deficit by $143 billion over the first ten years and $1.2 trillion in the second ten years (Medicare Payment, 66). This nationwide coverage of health care, made possible by the Universal Health Care plan, would stop medical bankruptcies, improve public health, and reduce overall health care spending. 62 percent of all US bankruptcies in 2007 were related to medical expenses (Medicare Payment, 70). A plan that reduces enormous amounts of America’s debt and increases the health of America’s citizens due to affordability and nationwide coverage, is not only incredibly beneficial, but also smart to continue America’s road to success. Health care is the largest industry in the US, employing more than 14 million people (Barnard). A National Policy would increase this number by the millions creating numerous careers and would help strive America’s economy greatly. According to the 2004 Institute of Medicine (IOM) publication “Insuring America’s Health: Principles and Recommendations,” the US health care system is the “most responsive” in the world to non-health aspects of care, including patient confidentiality, consumer preference, short wait time for…show more content…
In order to prevent the large number of Americans that are uninsured by health coverage, it is imperative that us as a nation strive towards national health care provided by the government. The Universal Health Care plan is a necessary action because it will provide the human and health services that Americans depends on more effectively. The overwhelming benefits of this policy causes this plan to be of the utmost importance and urgency due to affordability of health insurance, America’s debt reduction and economic growth, life expectancy of Americans, and countless other factors. Works Cited Ambedkar, S. N., and Shilaja N. Ambedkar. Primary Health Care Policy: Issues and Trends. Jaipur, India: ABD Pub., 2006. Print. Barnard, Adam. Key Themes in Health and Social Care: A Companion to Learning. London: Routledge, 2011. Print. Finkel, Madelon Lubin. Public Health in the 21st Century. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2011. Print. "Medicare Payment: How Low It Will Go and How to Prepare." Health Care Financial Management 65.10 (2011): 66-74. Print. "Young Americans and Health Insurance Reform." Health Reform. US Dept. of Human and Health Services. Web. 14 Feb. 2012.

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