Health Care Of The United States

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What was once considered a luxury, healthcare is becoming more and more of an expense as the years have gone on. It is no secret that the cost of healthcare is spiraling out of control. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, “Total health care spending in the United States is expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021, up from $2.6 trillion in 2010 and $75 billion in 1970. To put it in context, this means that health care spending will account for nearly 20 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), or one-fifth of the U.S. economy, by 2021.” Insurance premiums are multiplying faster than the rate of inflation. This could lead to a decline in economic growth and leave businesses with less money to hire new employees, increase wages, and expand their companies. While the quality, and availability, of medical care in the United States remains among the best in the world, many wonder whether we would be better off adopting a universal government-controlled health care system like the one used in Canada. With the cost of healthcare more than the average cost of food and housing, it’s time to make a change (Claus, 2011). I believe that access to healthcare is limited because of lack of hospitals and treatment centers in the community, economical and social economic status, and financial responsibility. Rural communities are among the many Americans that are seen to have trouble affording health insurance. There are many reasons as to why this is, however many lack
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