Medicare, a major part of the American health care system, is projected to go broke in 2019 according to USA Today “Congress refuses to swallow cures for ailing medicare”.
Access: Of the roughly 50 million uninsured Americans, slightly more than half will likely receive health insurance coverage when the law is fully implemented, leaving the nation well short of universal coverage. The following provisions are designed to expand access to care:
However, the improvement of the health care system is clearly shown in the result of many surveys such as the life expectancy, which show that the life expectancy in 2012 was 76.57 while in 1967 was 58.58....
For example, in Arkansas a working parent with an income of just one-quarter of the Federal Poverty Level would be too rich to qualify for Medicaid. In Texas, a working parent with an income of just one-third of the FPL would be too rich. See Sara Rosenbaum, Medicaid and National Health Care Reform, 361(21) New Eng. J. Med. 2009, 2010 (2009) (Figure 1). Medicaid does provide coverage for children in families above those income levels, and for blind and disabled adults and children.
The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care system.
Being a European, I have watched with great interest and disbelief about the ongoing disagreements regarding a socialized health care system, which President Bill Clinton has proposed.
Shehzad Ali, Richard Cookson, Mark Dusheiko. . (2017) Addressing care-seeking as well as insurance-seeking selection biases in estimating the impact of health insurance on out-of-pocket expenditure. 177, 127-140.
Renato T. Stein, Louis J. Bont, Heather Zar, Fernando P. Polack, Caroline Park, Ami Claxton, Gerald Borok, Yekaterina Butylkova, Colleen Wegzyn. . (2017) Respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization and mortality: Systematic review and meta-analysis. 52:4, 556-569.
This constitutional right led to the creation of the Unified Health System (Sistema Único de Saúde - SUS), which directly or indirectly serves 200 million Brazilians.
The way the health care system is organized creates barriers to accessing effective care for women because it has failed to take into account that men and women use the health care system very differently....
Today, however, we still have almost a hundred and fifty thousand problem bridges. Sixty thousand have traffic restrictions because they aren’t safe for carrying full loads. Where have we gone wrong? The pattern is the same everywhere: despite knowing how much cheaper preservation is, we chronically raid funds intended for incremental maintenance and care, and use them to pay for new construction. It’s obvious why. Construction produces immediate and visible success; maintenance doesn’t. Does anyone reward politicians for a bridge that doesn’t crumble?
Kwabena G. Boakye, Charles Blankson, Victor R. Prybutok, Hong Qin. . (2017) An assessment of national healthcare service delivery: a Ghanaian illustration. 34:5, 649-666.
Some authors like Healy (2010) perceive that the current health care system is a political positioning that is highly subjective and devised to benefit a select few while the majority will suffer under the heavy burden of higher premiums.
However, obtaining the universal right to health was only possible due to decades of struggle and social movements that allowed the reform of the health system in the country....
The main concerns of the country are if the Affordable Care Act will be able to overcome the issues that plagued the old healthcare system, the cost of the program, and how will the new law affect the quality of the health delivery system....