Why America's Health Care System Is Sick
An examination of the problems, contributing factors and possible solutions for the health care crisis in the United States.
# 118728 | 1,632 words | 8 sources | APA | 2010 |
Published on Feb 18, 2010 in Economics (Public Finance) , Political Science (U.S. Federal Politics) , Medical and Health (General)
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This paper examines the problems with America's health care system. It discusses the history of the health care crisis and the factors that have contributed to it. The paper then discusses what can and should be done for the future of health care in the United States. The paper concludes that the future is still indefinite for millions of Americans who cannot afford health insurance and who fall victim to unlicensed or under-performing medical people.
From the Paper:"There are some indisputable facts I foresee: There needs to be a national healthcare program which covers every American citizen. There needs to be a fair means of co-pay for coverage which will not exclude the poor, the working poor, or the middle class. There needs to be an entitlement passed by Congress that will not permit private health insurers to wantonly cancel insurance because of pre-existing conditions or chronic illness. At the very least, some sort of "pool coverage" ought to be permitted, much as insurers now have a pool to cover their losses in disasters such as Hurricane Katrina or the Southern California fires. Medicare and Medicaid need some reforming so as to provide fair coverage to all, especially seniors and disabled. Included in this reassessment must be the ability for the elderly to live in assisted living facilities, again overseen as to costs and care, by the Federal government. There may be a politician who continues to carp that less government is better government. But, when it comes to holding down health care costs and improving health care coverage, then only the Federal government has the means and the power to do so. Choices ought to be offered to families who may opt for their own private insurers or become members of a national health insurance consortium, for which they would receive some tax credits to cover their payments."
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