Changes to Two Welfare States Essay

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No two welfare states, or welfare systems are the same, all of them are unique. They are all run differently, and offer different benefits for different costs to their citizens. All welfare systems in a way create a class system based on who uses the welfare provided and who does, who has access to the social programs in place and who has no access. When one doctor and one patient, in 2005, challenged the Québec Health Insurance Act and the Hospital Insurance Act to allow private health care in Québec they changed the potential of the Canadian universal health care system. President Barack Obama is currently making a very serious attempt to bring a successful universal health care to the United States of America, which will drastically…show more content…
Barack Obama is bringing in a universal health care system that is not understood by many. The response in the United States is mixed between avid supporters, very strong opposition, as well as a large group of people in the middle who do not fully understand how they will be affected by the proposed changes. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) commonly referred to as “ObamaCare” aims to provide more Americans access to affordable, quality health insurance, and to reduce the growth in health care spending in the United States. It does not replace medicaide, medicare, or private insurance; the goal is to provide public health insurance to the population that cannot afford any of the aforementioned health care options without changing the cost of the aforementioned health care options. The secondary goal is to reduce the overall costs to the American health care system. In 2005, the US census bureau reported that approximately 46 million Americans have no access to health insurance. The PPACA is expected to give access to preventive care to about 47 million women, and makes it illegal for insurance companies to charge women more then men. It will also provide a cost effective health care options to 82% of America’s uninsured young adults. The many problems with American health care system is to understand and
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