Healthcare in the United States

998 Words4 Pages
Healthcare in the United States Introduction The quality of and lack of healthcare in the United States has been a major issue and in fact a major failing in terms of keeping the society healthy. This paper relates to the lack of good health care for many people based on the insurance companies' unfavorable policies. It also delves into the Affordable Care Act and how that legislation is designed to remedy some of the unfair policy and other flaws in the commercial health insurance industry. ONE: What is society's obligation to ensure access at a basic level of health care for all citizens and how can it be accomplished? The U.S. Census reported that 46.3 million people in the U.S. were uninsured in 2008; this is wholly unacceptable for a modern industrial superpower All Americans should be covered with insurance or granted access to healthcare; the purpose of the U.S. Constitution is stated in the Preamble: "to promote the general welfare of the people…" People without healthcare may suffer from stress, anxiety, and sickness and these problems costs society billions in medical costs and creates bankruptcies Giving access to all citizens can be done by following Germany and France's policies TWO: Should government be more aggressive in reshaping the healthcare system or let it go on the way it is? This question has already been answered; the Obama Administration pushed through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 in order to try and make the healthcare system
Open Document