Health Care in the United States

1041 Words Jan 28th, 2018 4 Pages
The U.S is universally known for it’s ground breaking medical research and scientific technological advances. Paying nearly 2.6 trillion on medical related services (Silverman & Demak, 2011), the U.S continuously exceeds their financial budget each year, ranking them #1 for the highest healthcare spending in the world. Ironically, Americans are among the few who are not guaranteed medical coverage. For Americans healthcare insurance comes in many forms, some receive it through job benefits or government programs such as, Medicaid and Medicare, while others are among the many not financially covered at all. There are many potential issues arising from the U.S healthcare plan such as high insurance cost, unfair selection and denial of coverage, and high rates of uninsured citizens. The cost of healthcare is rising steadily in the United States. In 2010 healthcare spending was approximately 2.6 trillion and is currently expected to reach 4.8 billion by 2021 (Silverman & Demak, 2011). One potential issue arising from the U.S healthcare plan is the cost. The cost of healthcare is rising faster than blue-collar wages, making healthcare to expensive for the working class. This potentially becomes a major problem in society leading Americans to ask the question “if the working American isn’t eligible for healthcare then who is?’’ with…