Introduction Over the years the American Health Care reform issue has created much controversy amongst the American people. Since the passage of the Medicaid and Medicare Act of 1965 which at the time provided certain people such as the elderly, disable and low income families’ health insurance coverage. During the Presidential years of Truman, Nixon and Bill Clinton they each presented a new health care proposal but never got enacted. This was due through failed initiatives since it was important to get support from interest groups and political parties.
Political socialization is a process by which people form ideas about politics and acquire political values. To me my political socialization growing up, my family was very much into politics. My Grandparents and mother strongly believe in politics and getting involved in them as much as possible. As I've grown up I don't like politics much. I really do not understand them.
The overriding issue of health care in these United States has been nothing but overly complex and polarizing for nearly a decade. It has remained a highway loaded with tolls, potholes and void of any passing lanes. The ObamaCare boondoggle that moved many from health plan to health plan and where everyone was to get better care by paying less while keeping their physician was nothing but a canard of epic proportions. The results of which saw double-digit increases in premiums, while increasing the national debt.
Major Healthcare reforms have been established in the past half a century despite the above-list challenging factors. The reform focused on coverage on millions of American citizens through Children Health Insurance Programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Between 1934 and 1939, there was the National Health Insurance New Deal. This period was characterized with growing income inequality with unemployment standing at 25% of the total population (Starr, 2013). There prevailed increased levels of unpaid medical bills with the poor being assisted by welfare agencies to sort out their medical bills.
In the Declaration of Independence, it lists the right that Americans and health care did not include but it should be. When in grade school, you learn about the three things that are essential living: food, water, and shelter. And none of these essentials fix in the category of being a right. Americans should not be afraid that if they lose their jobs or get another job then they will lose their health insurances. The poorest people are unable to pay payment that comes from hospital services, or even just a basic check-up.
The appropriate health care system to choose for the United States is the socialized health care system. Socialized health care system has several benefits that the whole United States population will enjoy. The first benefit of socialized health care system is extending care. One thing that is evident in the United States is that individuals are dying every day because they lack access to health care services. With socialized health care system in place, every individual in the United States will be able to enjoy health care services irrespective of the social status.
Throughout all of history wealth has never been distributed evenly; no monarchist kingdom, communist utopia, socialistic society, or modern free market has ever existed in a state of equilibrium. The laws of the land have always seemed to operate in a manner of some sort of prejudice. The rich generate wealth at a much higher rate than the poor. Income inequality has existed, in some form or another, since the first trade transaction. Since, we have begun record keeping, statistics show the rich controlling increasing amounts of the total income.
Growing up policy was not on my mind, although throughout my childhood my family like many struggled to make ends meet, often relying on my mother’s school loans and the federal programs such as WIC. Up until this point this was my only experience with policy a rather personal one at that. Ever since the presidential elections cycle of 2008 I have wanted to shape the policy debate and to one day be a political actor that can craft policy. Over the last few years, I have worked in a variety of positions, but none as formative as being a summer associate at the National Taxpayers Union.
The United States currently abides by the Affordable Health Care Act’s legislation to provide millions of Americans affordable health care plans. Unfortunately, some individuals have struggled to pay for either the premiums that are offered by insurance companies or the penalty fee that is issued for not having any form of insurance. However, if changes are made to increase tax rates, free universal health care can be provided to all citizens. Under the Affordable Health Care Act, a marketplace consisting of many insurance providers is made available to the public.
Health is viewed by different people in either medical terms – as mainly the absence of disease and functional fitness – or social terms – as a ‘resource for living’ embodying positive health and wellbeing. Both viewpoints can be useful in different ways – and together – for reducing health inequalities. Yet, one is definitely preventative in nature, while the other is reparative in nature. On one hand, the medical model responds to poor health, as sick people and those with disabilities are treated, usually in an institution based way. While people get sick for different reasons – including biology and genetics – in terms of health equity, the medical model can be perceived as a service that seeks to repair the poor health outcomes caused