Universal Healthcare Insurance; America’s Choice Today it is a common debate amongst Americans on Universal Healthcare. Universal Healthcare is also referred to as Universal Healthcare Coverage, or, Universal Healthcare Insurance. Universal Healthcare Insurance is a system which provides healthcare and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country. It is believe that Universal Healthcare Insurance will hurt the American economy. Universal Healthcare Insurance will be good for the American economy because there will be a one payer source system, we can get rid of insurance claims submission, high deductibles, claim approval, denials, and providers will be able to make a more concrete diagnosis.
One of the most popular health plans that people use is Medicare. One of the reasons why this is so is because it is public and goes towards making health coverage more possible. One payment plan states that people pay $104.90 monthly, with a $147 dollar deductible. Another payment plan under Medicare states that one has to pay $407 dollars monthly at the most. ("Medicare", 2015).
Uninsured American’s can shop for free or low cost healthcare coverage. Unfortunately, most the working class are covered by their employer with high deductibles and expensive premiums. The shared-cost creates problems for Americans due to disparities in economic and social class. 5. Briefly explain why according to this article average Americans cannot afford health care.
Living a healthy life is a struggle to some American citizens, being able to afford to be healthy poses a significant challenge to some Americans. With the costs of a hospital visit potentially being greater than a thousand dollars, many Americans choose to forego treatment and hope they recover from their ailment without medical attention. To combat this issue, president Obama introduced the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, to encourage Americans to sign up for health insurance to be able to afford healthcare. The ACA provides subsidies to low income families and individuals, fines businesses who do not provide health insurance to full time employees, expand existing federal and state health plans, and sets a standard for health insurance policies. Additionally, since the introduction of the ACA into the American healthcare system, insurance premiums have not increased at the same rate they have previously.
Rising Health care costs: how to control it In U.S., spending on health care has been growing at a faster pace than spending in rest of economy since 1960s. The government was spending 4.7% of the gross domestic product (GDP) at that time, which grew to 16.2% in 2007, and is expected to rise to 20% of GDP by 2017(1). Without any drastic measures, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), these numbers will project to 25% of GDP in 2025, 30% by 2035, and 49% in 2082 (2). The major components of U.S. health care spending are hospitals (31%), physician and clinical services (21%), pharmaceuticals (10%), and other spending (25%) (3).
As a society, the United States should provide affordable health insurance or ensure all Americans have coverage. It is a necessity that all adults and children need for their well-being and medical care needs. Inaccessible health care should not be based on wealth or employment status
Additionally, the premiums are regarded by individuals in the low socio-economic background as an extra expense that should be avoided; this has motivated many people in the society to neglect the existence of insurance companies. Currently, a significant population in the United States, especially those in the self-employed sector does not pay premiums to uses the services of medical insurance companies. The universal health care program, however, will eliminate the issue of monthly premiums; instead, it will prompt the government to focus on discovering new revenue generation strategies to fund healthcare expenses in the
We live in a world where the communication is the foundation for sharing information between people and debating is a formal way of communicating. Debating on the “Insurance policies obtained through the Affordable Care Act should be replaced by High Deductible Health Plans paired with tax free Health Savings Accounts” was challenging in many ways. My team was on the con side. From the beginning, all members of the team agreed that the Affordable Care Act is a controversial and complicated topic, however, ACA has made a number of positive changes to the health care system and increased access to health care services. In addition, the ACA has a tremendous impact not just on patients, but also on health care providers and workers.
The affordable care act presented the United States with the most extensive overhaul since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in the 1960’s. The act was a response to staggering statistics on the price of healthcare and the resulting uninsured rate within the United States. The affordable care act uses Individual Mandate and Health Insurance Exchanges to combat major factors causing high insurance cost and low insured rates.
Our health insurance gives discounts based upon if the individual is a nonsmoker, exercises daily and age. Pinching people’s pockets is the only way to get them to make lifestyle changes. If we implement a way in which Medicare covers most costs, then it’ll become a standard of care and start to rescue the healthcare system we have today. I believe that changing our system is possible, it just starts with taking an interest in the patient, following up weekly and asking how everything is going. It takes that initial conversation that we have to change our health care system and make it the
Millions of Americans are constantly reminded of the horrible effects of the Affordable Care Act anytime medical care is required. I have witnessed many families and individuals struggle to cover the extra financial responsibility imposed upon them: Susan Gardiner, a fellow Kroger employee, states her health insurance costs have significantly increased following the approval of the Affordable Care Act; consequently, Ms. Gardiner routinely experiences financial hardships as she requires frequent medical care. Americans simply cannot cope with the Affordable Care Act’s inherent attribute of exorbitant insurance premiums and deductibles. In an attempt to decrease medical costs for an impoverished minority of Americans, the Affordable Care Act,
The United States no longer posses the ability to effectively drive down premium costs through the means of insuring healthy people. For example there is a town with ten houses, and, on average, one house a year burns down. If no one in the town pays for insurance they have a 10% chance of their house burning down each year. If everyone in the town pays insurance they spread the risk because no matter whose house burns down no one will have to pay anything as the insurance company will cover the cost of the house that burns down each year and make a slight profit. This is the same logic applied to the whole medical insurance market.
But we already pay for healthcare in our taxes collectively and to insurance companies individually, and it's costing us dearly. We hear stories every day now about how someone died because they couldn't afford their medication or treatment. Of people suffering for years because they couldn't afford to see a doctor. We see the wasteland of suffering that our current system has given us, and we can't let the fear of change keep us from doing better, for all of our sakes.
From my understanding, there is no specific definition for the word unhealthy and that is because unhealthy comes in many form, whether it is in our control or not. Therefore I do not think that unhealthy people should pay higher healthcare premiums. Unhealthy people should not pay higher healthcare premiums because some diseases are genetic and out of our control, those who are considered to be unhealthy are most likely in the lower class and cannot