The current united state healthcare is not very good. There are many problems that the citizens of the United States face as a result of the poor condition of the healthcare. In the first place, a high percentage of the people in the United States have no insurance cover such that they cannot receive treatment sometimes due to the fact that they cannot afford. The other problem is that the healthcare is very expensive and therefore many people end up not accessing the Medicare care they deserve. In addition, these high costs make it difficult for the citizens to have regular checks by their doctors. The doctors are poorly paid and service provision is very slow due to lack of enough doctors. This makes some people to wait for a long time before they can receive treatment.
Specifically, I would like reforms that would ensure that all the citizens of United States have an insurance cover so that they can receive proper medical care. I would like a healthcare system that applies the current technology hence low costs of healthcare and therefore that citizens can access regular checks by their physicians. In addition, I would like a healthcare system that has motivated doctors who are well paid.
One of the acts addressing the current situations of the United States healthcare is the obamacare act. The major aims of this act is to reduce the overall costs of the healthcares services by ensuring that there are subsidies for the same, reduces taxes on healthcare providers and fees charges on the services have been greatly reduced through the act. The act has played a great role in facilitating the reduced number of the uninsured individuals in the United States. This is because the act provides that all the people who apply for insurance should be served regardless of their age, sex or race. Generally, the act has addressed the problems that the healthcare system in United States is facing but has not completely eliminated the problems.
The article, “new Yorker” by Atul Gawande has addressed the benefits that the obamacare act has brought to the people of Las Vegas. The people in this region have failed for a long time to receive cancer treatment due to the fact that they have not been able to raise the necessary funds. In addition, most of the people in the region had no health insurance cover. With the new obamacare act, many people have benefited due to the fact that they have received insurance cover and hence treatment of cancer in the region has become possible.
Pipes, Sally. The Truth About Obamacare. Washington, DC: Regnery Pub, 2010. Print.
Peter Baker. For Obama, a Signature Issue That the Public Never Embraced Looms Large 2012. Retrieved from; http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/30/us/politics/health-care-overhaul-is-still-no-hit-with-public.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all
Atul Gawande .The New Yorker; something wicked this way comes. 2012. Retrieved from; http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2012/06/something-wicked-this-way-comes.html