Health Care Reform Essay

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Hippocratic Oath is one of the oldest binding documents in history, and it is still held sacred by physicians to help the ill, to preserve a patient's privacy, but most importantly it is taken by doctors swearing to practice medicine ethically. Practicing medicine ethically might have been very sacred centuries ago, but unfortunately it is not the case in today's society especially in the United States. Doctors in the United States face more than just high education costs, liability insurance payments, and long hours of work just to stay on top of the latest advancement in medical technology, but many of them also have to deal every day with insurance companies that do not want to cover their patients recommended treatments. A doctor's …show more content…
The fear of organized medicines opposition to universal health care became standard from that point on. Health Care reform came back into considerations again in the 1990s by the Clinton Administration, but once again the plan was shut down
The Patient Protection Affordability Act is currently one of the hottest topics among politicians, the Act affects every man, woman and child. About 47 million people in America do not have health care coverage and are faced with a burden of paying high medical costs and those who do have coverage face the burden of paying high premiums. I am a Citizen of Poland, and I was a legal resident of Canada, both counties who have Universal Health Care systems, I have been living in Poland for the first 10 years of my life, Canada for the next two years, therefore I can speak from experience about the effects of Universal Health Care System. Some arguments against the universal health care systems are that patients have to wait for hours to see a doctor, and while in the emergency room days if a patient comes into the ER with a less serious condition than others, I can say that both of these theories have been false at least in some of the situations where I needed medical attention. In the summer of 2006 while I was already living in the United States I was involved in a car accident, I was taken into

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