Health Care : Is It Working?

1454 Words Aug 4th, 2014 6 Pages
Joanne Bruce

Professor Duffy

Critical Thinking

July 31, 2014

Health Care today, is it working?

For decades, insurance companies and politicians have merely proclaimed

that the United States had excellent health care system in the whole world, but as

it’s main shortcomings become more perceptible and visible; Americans do not

have health insurance and thus, they are aware of the fact that our health care is no

longer working for everybody, and there is increasing recognition that most

problems including up surging costs and inaccessibility of the heath care, which

forms a real health care crisis. Therefore, this paper aims to determine whether the

current health care system is working.

There are several factors that may be used to determine if our current health

care system is working or not. It has been reported that the United States health

care system is the most expensive one in the world. There are several reasons behind

the rising cost of health care system in the United States. These include but not

restricted to higher cost of medical technology, prescription drugs and the high cost

of administrative. The higher the cost of health care can be attributed to the

complexity of the payer system. Additionally, the shift of non-profit care to for-

profit health care providers has greatly contributed to the rising costs of our health

care. There is a higher percentage of population living…
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