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My Current Views on Health Care in the United States

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My Current Views on Health Care in the United States

Health care in the United States and the increasing costs to provide it are of major concern to the

national population. As a consumer is the buyer of health care and the health care provider is the

seller of health care services, we have the choice, in most circumstances, to choose whether or

not to have access to and utilize health care services. “Choice occurs along a continuum from

the purely private individual choices that do not involve anyone else to those that are purely

public that must be made collectively and affect everyone” (Getzen, 2013). Universal health

care is currently being utilized in other nations where every citizen is covered. Governments are

involved here and the health care costs are lower in their nations than in the United States for the

same services.

There are many citizens that take

advantage of the current system but on the other hand there are health care providers and insurers

that take advantage of the citizens. “The Affordable Care Act puts individuals, families and

small business owners in control of their health care. Nothing in this act or anywhere in the bill

forces anyone to change the insurance they have. Americans without insurance coverage will be

able to choose the insurance coverage that works best for them in a new open, competitive

insurance market. It keeps insurance companies honest by setting clear rules that rein in the

worst insurance industry abuses. And it bans insurance companies from denying insurance

coverage because of a person’s pre-existing medical conditions while giving consumers new

power to appeal insurance company decisions that deny doctor ordered treatments covered by

insurance” (The Affordable Care Act, Title I. Quality, Affordable Health Care for All

Americans). There are multiple groups, political parties, and organizations working on getting

The Affordable Health Care Act repealed. The health care system is broken and this is currently

what we have to work with.



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