Healthcare in America Joshua Durfey ITT Technical Institute EN1320 Mr. Joy 24 February, 2014 Healthcare in America “Healthcare reform is not a new concept. In the late 1800s, 11 industrial nations developed social/national insurance.” (Lehman, 2013) The Affordable Healthcare Act has been a big controversy since its conception in 2010. Many people believe it will help, but there are the others who think this is another way for the government to control us. “Despite public perception, it is a fact that the healthcare system in the United States does not deliver the most salubrious care.” (Lehman, 2013) The pros and cons will be discussed in this paper as well as what it means to you and me. One of the biggest helps this bill will
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. This means that most tax rates would increase by over 10% (Tanner). Also, as proven by multiple studies, when given a financial incentive to do so, consumers make cost-conscious decisions in most circumstances (Tanner). Hence, if we give everyone the green light and open the door to health services without it directly affecting how much they have to pay, nothing is stopping them from abusing the system. If such abuses of the system occur nation-wide, which would likely happen, the cost of health
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Children would get the proper medical attention because with a national health care system their parents could afford health insurance. As Chris Farrell stated “no matter how the tab is met, the biggest myth in public policy today is that we can't afford universal health insurance
An increasing number of Americans have opted not to take advantage of job-based health insurance because they just can’t afford it. I believe that every citizen should have adequate health coverage whether it is Universal Healthcare or National Health Insurance. If the large insurance premiums are no longer a factor and employers can increase salaries for everyone in this country, we would all be able to afford the coverage that should be a right for us. It could be a flat fee based on your family situation or just so much of your tax dollars goes towards a national insurance fund. A major argument against a nationalized health care system is that it will be inefficient.
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Health care spending will grow at a rate of 6.7 per year from 2007 to 2017, and economic growth will slow to an average rate of 4.7%. The combination of these two factors will push the health care spending to 4.3 trillion by 2017 which will equal 20% of the country’s gross domestic product. The United States spends too much on health care. Researcher found that excessive spending comes from defensive medicine, such as redundant or unnecessary test and procedures, inefficient health care administration and the cost of care necessitated by conditions such as obesity. Inefficiencies in the health care system are: Behavior, clinical, and operational.
This health care plan does not truly support the needs of medical patients because it focuses on Americans in general, versus the needs of each American citizen. Not only would free health care overload health facilities, but it defeats the purpose of studying to be a successful doctor, since each would receive a flat rate from the government, despite their reputation. The incentive to enroll in this plan is questioned when the difficult labor of dedicated doctors is not repaid respectfully. the government should provide free universal health care because; by doing so we can be sure that our citizens maintain a healthy lifestyle. Health care should not be a luxury.