Why doesn’t the USA have a universal healthcare system? Despite being one of the biggest world economies, the USA doesn’t guarantee its citizens a tax-funded, widely accessible healthcare system. The US spends amounts orders of magnitude higher than any other country in the world but still ranks 22 out of 35 industrialized OCED countries in their citizens' life expectancy. The main reason for that is a dysfunctional healthcare system comprising different insurance companies, independent providers, and healthcare system providers. Of course, several policies try to help people that find themselves in unfortunate situations.
The American health system has been controlled by private, all-for-profit companies who couldn’t care less about the health of a human, but are more worried about maximizing their dollars. If the Affordable Care Act is repealed, or “done away with”, tens of millions of Americans will be without adequate health insurance. This is exactly what Americans
The United States should not reform healthcare because it creates healthcare accessibility for lower class and elderly citizens, influences other countries on the way they form healthcare systems, and does not cause communistic beliefs within American government. To better understand why
In America, universal healthcare would undermine principles important to the functioning of society; specifically, it would undermine individual liberty, free enterprise and free
In the US most obtain health insurance through their employer as a benefit. This means that their employer helps them tp pay that fee towards the insurance company. This becomes a problem because not everyone is employed, nor does every employer have health insurance as a benefit. Even in cases where someone does have good benefits, if they lose their job, then they lose
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.
Before the Affordable Care Act was put into work, over 45 million Americans were uninsured. The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, was then made to help those who were uninsured. It allowed people with financial struggles with the same opportunity as everyone else to have a healthcare plan. Even though the law was passed in 2010, it took a full year of back and forth to get it passed in the Senate. Obamacare may help you get coverage, but charge you an annual fee if you don’t have one.
A Call for a Single Payer Universal Health Care System As the 2016 Presidential Elections draw near, the topic of much debate is that of healthcare. Some candidates vow for universal healthcare and mandate health insurance for all, while others believe that tax credits and health savings accounts will resolve the current crisis. Consequently, the nation has been divided on which plan to support and move forward with. Some fear universal health care will diminish the quality of care and lead to long waits, while others fear that health savings accounts and tax credits won’t be enough to insure all and will do little to diminish the administrative costs of the current system. Ultimately because healthcare is a basic right that should be guaranteed
Health care should not be considered a political argument in America; it is a matter of basic human rights. Something that many people seem to forget is that the US is the only industrialized western nation that lacks a universal health care system. The National Health Care Disparities Report, as well as author and health care worker Nicholas Conley and Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), strongly suggest that the US needs a universal health care system. The most secure solution for many problems in America, such as wasted spending on a flawed non-universal health care system and 46.8 million Americans being uninsured, is to organize a national health care program in the US that covers all citizens for medical necessities.
Every time a baby is born in the U.S. they are given a social security number. This number will continue to be important until the day that they die. Young people often do not know the importance of Social Security except the fact that it is used often for identification purposes. In recent years there has been a lot of talk surrounding the Social Security system and the current crisis that it is facing. Of course there are many possible solutions to combat this crisis, but none without their faults.
As many as 29,000 children die everyday, 21 minutes apart. The lives of those children could be saved by having free healthcare for everyone. Not just children are being affected by not having insurance, homeless, hard working, and elderly people struggle everyday to survive. Citizens can get free treatments for basic conditions without the fear of not being able to afford them. This can help reduce the spread
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.
Health insurance is one of the main insurances ones can have in life. Without reliable health insurance any small treatment can wipe out a person financially. " health insurance is a type of insurance coverage that pays for medical and surgical expenses that are incurred by the insured" as defined by Investopedia, 2015. The term ‘Health insurance’ was firstly discovered in the United States during the civil war.