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It is not good for the declining American economy to spend more amounts at this juncture in the non-productive healthcare sector. “For the first ten years, the new bill will cost about $100 billion a year. This is about the yearly cost of the Iraq War. The bill might increase the cost of health insurance”(Pros and Cons of the Healthcare Reform Proposal(s), 2010). Moreover tax hikes as part of the new bill will destroy family budgets. “You will have to either buy health insurance if you don’t have it or have a 2% tax increase” (Pros and Cons of the Healthcare Reform Proposal(s), 2010). Tax increase will affect both rich and poor people.
“There will be a doctor shortage because of the 40 million or so more people with health insurance. There may be a delay in getting medical treatment” (Pros and Cons of Health Insurance Reforms, 2009). The new reforms give more emphasize to the betterment of the patients and it says nothing about the betterment of healthcare professionals. In other words, the benefits enjoyed by the healthcare professionals as part of the old bill are ceased and therefore doctors are not taking their profession seriously now. The delay in getting essential medical services is a big threat to the lives of patients.
"According to experts, more than 87 million American could lose access to their current health care plan under the new law” (Are the March 2010 federal health care reform laws good for America?, 2010). The current bill is intended not only to the uninsured people but also to the people who have already insurance coverage. In other words, all the existing insurance coverage may become void and all Americans should seek new coverage irrespective of whether presently they have insurance coverage or not.
“Rep. John Shadegg (R) of Arizona holds a news conference on Jan. 13 on Capitol Hill to make the case that there are hidden costs in the new health care bill” (Trumbull, 2010). In other words, the new bill is
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The United States has underperformed the rest of the world for decades in terms of the scope of its healthcare coverage. This lagging behind has caused significant harm to individuals who depend on these kinds of services for their life. Part of this inefficiency and substandard level of care is the rising costs of health coverage.
The House had approved its bill through a vote of 220-215 in November (7th) 2009, while the Senate enacted an 871 billion dollars bill on 24December. The House, in a remarkable vote, approved the health care bill 219 to 212. It had to overhaul the US’ health care system and guarantee the availability of medical insurance to millions of Americans (Kane, 2010).
The goal of national health insurance system is to modify the United States health care system so that affordable, high quality services are available to everyone. The history of the American health care system illustrates the centrality of employment as the basis for obtaining access to health insurance coverage for the working age group.
Due to general assertion on the importance of healthcare, healthcare issues have never been joked with in the politics of any nation. The United States of America is one nation that has over the years placed a lot of premium on healthcare and continues to do so.
The American health care system has been always known for being the most advanced and open-minded in the world. The latest steps of the President Barak Obama and his government have been focused on improvements in health care system. A sphere of finance is closely interwoven with the sphere of medicine in the modern America.
Employees will also benefit from the fact that employers will medical insurance for all their employees. An additional group is the adults without children. This group will benefit from the reform since they will be included in the Medicaid (Jackson &
There is no change to the coverage offered for crucial life saving and emergency drugs. This is in addition to the coverage of prescription drugs or other non-medication items that are sold over the counter, such as crutches.
While most of the integral parts of the Affordable Health Care Act of Pres. Barack Obama shall be going into play within the year 2013, there are still some gray areas that most people do not understand about the law, how it works, and most importantly, how it affects the American population in general.