U.S. Health Care Is A Hybrid And Uneven System

The United States likes to be on the top of every social, educational, political, and economic list in the world. And while the U.S. is a top performer in some of those areas, the U.S. health care system is way behind other established and industrialized nations like Norway and the Netherlands. The U.S. has no universal health care coverage, and the system is a mixture of support from private funds, household incomes, and private businesses. The federal government accounts for 28 percent of health care spending, and state and local governments chip in another 17 percent.

Dues to the useless rhetoric on Capitol Hill, only 89 percent of the U.S. population has some form of health care. Sixty-six percent of U.S. workers are covered by private health insurance plans. Thirty-six percent of those people get government funded insurance through Medicare, Medicare, and Veteran coverage. Others workers like the United Energy workers have a special Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA DOL) covers workers who are ill due to working in the nuclear weapons industry. But in 2014, more than 32 million people in the United States had no health care insurance.
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The high cost of health care insurance is the main reason people don’t have adequate health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives doctors and hospitals the right to bundle billing for care rather than the antiquated and more expensive administrative methods. But insurance companies had other unforeseen medical costs. Even though the ACA program has given more people the opportunity to get insurance, the cost of that insurance is out of control. Exorbitant medical bills are the largest cause of bankruptcy in the United States. And 56 million Americans under the age of 65 have a difficult time paying their medical bills.

The cost of health care in the U.S. is out of control. There is a distinct disconnect between health care insurance companies and the current health care needs of Americans. Health care is uneven, and the poor and minorities are underserved. Inadequate health care coverage has an impact on the economy. The lack of health care coverage costs Americans between $128 billion and $248 billion a year in sporadic productivity and untreated illnesses.

The Affordable Care Act was a step in the right direction, but Obama Care, the political name of the ACA program, is a far cry from the type of health care in Britain, Sweden, Norway and other countries. Those countries have a socialized system of health care, and all citizens participate in those health care programs. Trying to get a socialized health care system through Congress would be a monumental challenge. Any program that starts with the word socialism is taboo in the group American mentality. Republicans are trying to replace the ACA program, but any health care program engineered by the American political system will fall short. The reason for the shortfall is simple. The cost of insuring all Americans the right way, which the same coverage for all Americans with certain limits is not a priority.

U.S. Health Care Is A Hybrid And Uneven System

The United States likes to be on the top of every social, educational, political, and economic list in the world. And while the U.S. is a top performer in some of those areas, the U.S. health care system is way behind other established and industrialized nations like Norway and the Netherlands. The U.S. has no universal health care coverage, and the system is a mixture of support from private funds, household incomes, and private businesses. The federal government accounts for 28 percent of health care spending, and state and local governments chip in another 17 percent.

Dues to the useless rhetoric on Capitol Hill, only 89 percent of the U.S. population has some form of health care. Sixty-six percent of U.S. workers are covered by private health insurance plans. Thirty-six percent of those people get government funded insurance through Medicare, Medicare, and Veteran coverage. Others workers like the United Energy workers have a special Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA DOL) covers workers who are ill due to working in the nuclear weapons industry. But in 2014, more than 32 million people in the United States had no health care insurance.

The high cost of health care insurance is the main reason people don’t have adequate health care. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives doctors and hospitals the right to bundle billing for care rather than the antiquated and more expensive administrative methods. But insurance companies had other unforeseen medical costs. Even though the ACA program has given more people the opportunity to get insurance, the cost of that insurance is out of control. Exorbitant medical bills are the largest cause of bankruptcy in the United States. And 56 million Americans under the age of 65 have a difficult time paying their medical bills.

The cost of health care in the U.S. is out of control. There is a distinct disconnect between health care insurance companies and the current health care needs of Americans. Health care is uneven, and the poor and minorities are underserved. Inadequate health care coverage has an impact on the economy. The lack of health care coverage costs Americans between $128 billion and $248 billion a year in sporadic productivity and untreated illnesses.

The Affordable Care Act was a step in the right direction, but Obama Care, the political name of the ACA program, is a far cry from the type of health care in Britain, Sweden, Norway and other countries. Those countries have a socialized system of health care, and all citizens participate in those health care programs. Trying to get a socialized health care system through Congress would be a monumental challenge. Any program that starts with the word socialism is taboo in the group American mentality. Republicans are trying to replace the ACA program, but any health care program engineered by the American political system will fall short. The reason for the shortfall is simple. The cost of insuring all Americans the right way, which the same coverage for all Americans with certain limits is not a priority.

 

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