Healthcare in America

March 14, 2019

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Today, working Americans struggle with the high cost of Healthcare. This includes the rising cost of medications that is needed on continuing bases. As the economy cost continues to rise with little or no cost of living increase. Millions of Americans who don’t have any Healthcare suffer with untreatable illness. Question arises, Should the Government pay for Healthcare? We would wonder what obstacles are creating a Universal Healthcare System in America. In early October, Gallup found 40% of Americans saying they would advise their member of the congress to vote for a Healthcare bill and 36% would advise going against it. Americans are divided.

What happen to the “American Dream”? Americans are really concern about the healthcare and some feel the government should pay for the healthcare. Has the Healthcare changed in America lately? Yes, it has affected many Americans today. The reality today is many families are facing the need for having affordable Healthcare and the Government should be responsible for paying the Healthcare of many American families.

It has made a tremendous impact not just in general, but on society itself. Though the Healthcare reform bill has passed, many senior citizens and older Americans may continue to be concern or confused about how it will affect them. There are many Healthcare concerns today on how it will affect everyone, especially for families that can be struggling or facing hard times. Some reasons it may affect families is many insurance companies don’t allow adult children to remain on their parents’ plan once they reach 19 or leave school and it will no longer be allowed “drop” if get sick.

The Pros of the Healthcare affecting families is the reform will push the cost down, Healthcare is a human right and Americans should have the right to Healthcare as do citizens of other nations. The Cons are no one should be entitled to Healthcare because it is a service and a material good that a person must pay for to obtain. It shouldn’t be considered a right, because the Preamble of the Constitution states and if the Healthcare is considered a right, then government bureaucrats will be making health, life, and death decisions that should be up to the patient and doctor to decide.

The Healthcare should be funded by the State Government, because it all begins with state level of Government. Most Healthcare functions were limited to local populations so it was logical for the state to regulate them, but most importantly, the State Government has legal jurisdiction over local matters of public health and safety. The Federal Government has regulated health matters by virtue of two powers granted to the federal government in the federal constitution.

The first power is to directly regulate commerce between the states. The second federal power is the authority to spend money for general welfare of the people of the United States. The States regulate Healthcare in three ways by setting and enforcing standards for Healthcare organizations, professionals, and the environment, creating health programs or purchasing services for poor people and administering federal programs. The concern of Americans who will pay for the Healthcare is left up to the State and Federal Government.

The reasons why American Healthcare is so bad are we spend the more than any other country in the world; we don’t pay the doctors according to the quality of their care, most of us don’t have a regularly physician, having high rates of chronic conditions, and we’re not treating them properly. Though the United States has the most expensive healthcare system in the world, 47million Americans have any health insurance. The rising cost of medical care and health insurance is impacting the livelihood of many Americans in one way or another.

The Healthcare reform should allow people to keep their current Healthcare coverage for Americans to have insurance that meets their needs, stop certain practices of insurance companies and control insurance premiums. Most importantly, we need to save and improve Medicare. Efforts to improve Healthcare in the United States can succeed only when those working toward that goal are equipped with accurate, complete and timely information on important Healthcare processes and outcomes.

The Government should provide free Universal Healthcare for all Americans, because Healthcare has become increasingly unaffordable for businesses and individuals, people would have an easier time starting their own business or working part-time if health insurance is covered and free medical services would encourage patients to practice preventive medicine and inquire about problems dealing with treatment. Free Healthcare isn’t really free since we pay for it with the taxes and the expenses for Healthcare would have to be paid for with higher taxes.

The United States is the only one whose citizens don’t enjoy benefits and security of a universal comprehensive Healthcare system. The cost for the Healthcare has been rising for several years. In 2008, U. S. health care spending was about $7,681 per resident and account for 16. 2 % of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product and it is among the highest industrialized countries. President Obama has made cost control a focus of health reform efforts under way.

The start of a new administration and the economic recession presented an opportunity for health care reform and for controlling the health costs. However, since the 1960’s, one of the nation’s efforts is to control Healthcare costs haven’t had much of a long-term effect, which they were debating on reducing the costs. Healthcare is expense because of the persuasive entitlement attitude held by everyone in the system such as patients, providers, suppliers and insurers.

Many Americans wonder why the Healthcare cost be so much, which have left Americans struggling to pay their medical bills. Workers complain how they can’t afford any health insurance and cause employers to cut their health benefits. The State should help meet the expenses for the Healthcare, since they are involve in paying for many programs Americans take part in. Louisiana has implemented a Medicaid program called Chip, which offers low cost or no cost health care plans for uninsured Louisiana children up to age 19.

Eligibility is based on family size or income. This is only one program I am familiar with, but many of the programs should be re-evaluated to determine if they are truly meeting the needs of the community or self-serving not designed to operate in the capacity organized, and neglecting to meet the need it was intended. The State government should pay for the cost, because they already pay for the medical care for people who are on Medicare. In order to be eligible for Medicare they have to have children or disabled.

They also pay for the food and living expenses. There are a lot of Americans that are uninsured and going bankrupt trying to pay their medical bills. There are Americans who have diabetes and they don’t have the money for their supplies to control their diabetes, they are reusing their needles and they are running out of insulin. When Haiti had their earthquake, there were tons of doctors who went to the country to give those people free medical care. The government fails the American people! If it doesn’t change, America will be one of the poor countries.

A majority of Americans believe it is the government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have Healthcare coverage. Americans in the U. S. should look out for Medical fraud, which is one of the biggest frauds today. Not only do millions of innocent citizens realize their credit cards have been used them. They should have equal treatment for all; the poor are generally taken care for better or worse by state funded programs and the rich can fund their own care. We need a Universal Healthcare; every citizen should have an equal opportunity to receive quality medical care.

There are lives we are talking about, not dollar bills! President Obama view on the Healthcare is the Healthcare is a right for every American should have in our country. For us to have people who are going bankrupt because they can’t pay their medical bills, for a mother to die of cancer and have to spend the last months of her life in the hospital room arguing with insurance companies because they’re saying they don’t have the money to pay her treatment, there’s something fundamentally wrong with that. Obama made several campaign promises during his run for the presidency.

The president wants legislation to extend health care coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, expand pharmaceutical benefits for the elderly and give lower-income families subsidies to help them afford coverage as well as small businesses. In addition, he has called on Congress to ban insurance industry practices such as denial of coverage because of pre-existing conditions. I am all for revamping the health care industry and allowing the government to finally play a role in uniting the people and addressing family issues that can unite Americans on an issue that affects us all.

A research study was conducted among a few medical doctors in a metropolitan area. Over fifty percent agreed that a Universal Healthcare system was a “bad idea” that would have a negative impact on the quality of our nation’s Healthcare. But, I can’t believe this, especially with the skyrocketing costs of prescriptions, and doctor visits for so many people that will make it difficult for the small businessman or self-employed American to provide adequate Healthcare coverage to their employees.

If the government would provide a tax break to self-employed Americans or small businesses trying to provide Healthcare coverage to their employees, may be this incentive may aid in the Healthcare crisis. Disparity of quality care is a result of the pre-existing conditions facing many patients as they lose their incentive to stay healthy or don’t have the funding to aid in purchasing their well needed prescriptions. Many can’t afford the costs associated with the medicine. President Obama wanted affordable Healthcare for low income families.

As the health insurance costs continue to skyrocket, the more low income families find it hard to afford the cost. While the government picks up the majority of the costs for uncompensated Healthcare, the uninsured pay one-third of the associated costs than what they end up spending. The affordable care act gives American families greater control over their Healthcare. The insurance security ensures that families always have guaranteed choices of quality, affordable health insurance whether they lost their job, move or got sick, through the changes of Exchange.

The Independent appeals process ensures consumers in new plans have access make decisions by their health insurance plan. I’ve often listened to my parents complain about the high cost of insurance premiums that they pay each year during their open enrollment time. Their employer’s pay what they claim is their fair share, yet, a bigger burden is place on those families struggling to pay their share and having no other options. This only draws some concern to those Americans making a conscious effort in trying to fit Healthcare costs into their everyday budget.

When will such demanding questions stop and the answer become obvious? We are still trying to choose what is right on a scale from one to ten and still we end up on the wrong side of the fence. There must be a balance for our government to help during the crisis. The “American Dream” is a concept widely held in the United States of America that through hard work, courage and determination one can achieve prosperity. This is not a promise, but a fact that can come true with hard work.

Every American dreams of leaving their children a richer, safer, smarter, and stronger nation than the one we inherited. This I know, because my parents are constantly reminding of this. By making it better give your children the opportunity to go to college and earn a degree and to get the lifelong training needed to be successful. The opportunity and responsibility to save for a secure retirement; an opportunity to start your own business and the desire to own your home; an opportunity to afford health insurance for your children and the responsibility to obtain it.

This is the living the American dream, or should I say, taking part in it. We must remain focused on what truly motivates the American dream, and that is the determination and the drive to make it happen. People might spend their whole life slaving away trying to achieve your dream. But eventually, the dream will slowly reveal itself into what is desired, “you must live your own dream and make the best of it. ” Be mindful, not to lose sight of what is important to you in trying to reach your dream, or you’ll end up starting all over again.

In closing, Americans are closely divided on the issue of passing the Healthcare reform, meaning that public opinion offers no real political advantage to either champions of the idea. The public opinion on Healthcare reform is divided but yet stable. The U. S. public opinion about Healthcare reform has been little changed by the political debate that erupted in town halls this summer or the contentious arguments that’s have become a staple of television news. Still Americans have remained about evenly divided on the issue of voting new Healthcare reform legislation into law.