How Can We Solve Health Care Problems?
Health care is an immensely difficult problem in our society. Every industrialized country except the United States has national health
care for all of its citizens. There are currently 46 million American citizens who have no health care coverage. So, this means that when these people are sick or have a toothache, it will cost them a lot more money than it will cost those
of us who have health care coverage. As a result, they will be more likely to
put off going to the doctor or dentist and to not get any medical help at all.
Employers that help to pay health care costs are finding that they are being
put in a less competitive position because of rising health care costs. Employees are having a harder time paying for their health care. Many retired people living on moderate to lower incomes are needing to be on Medicare and use more and more of their retirement incomes to pay for prescription drugs .Poor people who are on Medicaid (the government health care program for the poor) still might not receive health care because some doctors will not accept the insurance because of the compensation being too low to cover their expenses. In short, we have a number of problems with our current health care system, and so far our country does not know which way to go or what to do.
Although many people in the United States would like to incorporate a universal health care system into our government, there are others who know the problems the country would face if given the chance. That is why I would like to introduce a few new and effective ideas that would help people with no medical insurance receive health care. The current president or the next president, through the appointing of a bipartisan commission, could take the initiative to begin a national study and discussion of this social problem. Because the problem of health care is negatively affecting so many people in so many ways, it seems appropriate to...