Health Costs Of The United States

1012 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
The U.S. has experienced a dramatic change over the last decade. Health costs have continued to rise and have become unreasonable. Health care spending in the United States is expected to reach about $4.6 trillion in 2021.The spending of health care costs has affected the citizens of the U.S. as well as health care facilities negatively. Americans are not capable of paying for health expenses on their own. There are some reasonable options that have been suggested as a solution to this issue, but have not been successful. For example, aids such as health insurance and Medicaid help with a certain percentage of the overall cost, but people are still left to pay for health insurance premiums and the remaining expenses that the insurance does not cover. Also, the government has contributed a large amount of money towards healthcare supplies such as prescription drugs, but there are some consequences such as the future researching for drugs and other cures for illnesses being hindered. Although relying on the government to contribute to rising health costs seems like the best solution, there are consequences which causes a drastic effect on Americans and future research on cures for diseases. In the twentieth century, medicine began to give way from hands-on professions to a more high-tech and expensive health system. This was the cause and the beginning of rising health costs. Medicine continued to change over the years, it became dominated by technology and drugs. Drugs and…
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