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National Health Care Reform

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A majority of concerned individuals have often perceived the United States to be at the verge of national health reform. Over the past few years, the cost of healthcare has been on the rise because over forty-six million Americans are still uninsured. On the other hand, millions more experience under-insurance while other worry that they are not appropriately insured. The quality of healthcare in this country has been under scrutiny because the United States is viewed as one of the most developed countries in the world. Major problems surrounding the state of health came into the limelight in 2008 during the presidential campaigns. The costs of healthcare were among the major issues presented in many debates. It is undeniable to state that the United States has been on the brink of many national health reforms as early as the 19th…show more content…
For instance, in 1912, the Bull Moose Party under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt campaigned for the introduction of health insurance in industries. Furthermore, in 1915, a group of progressive reformers pushed for a system demanding for compulsory health insurance in eight states, but their efforts bore no fruits. Actually, over the years, there have been suggestions and different strategies of introducing a comprehensive health insurance system that did not have limits. However, these efforts have been thwarted when the reforms came with conditions that needed individuals to contribute more costs. On the other hand, many people have debated why the National health insurance (NHI) proposals have been unsuccessful. Even though the United States has experienced successful healthcare insurances such as Medicaid and Medicare, there is room for improvement and enhancement of the health sector such as launching a universal healthcare plan. Therefore, the paper will discuss a plan on the establishment of a single-tier system under the universal healthcare in the
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