The Health Care System Of The United States

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United States is the richest country in the world, yet when it comes to the health care of its Citizens it is ranked at number 37. One may wonder why that is, considering we have modern hospitals, sophisticated equipment, well-educated physicians and nurses and plenty of medications, The medical research conducted here is huge both for new medications and for the diseases like cancer, aids, diabetics, heart disease you name it, it’s all done here as there is enough funding, good facilities and great minds than any other nation in the world. Despite all the medical resources at our disposal, the present health care system is inefficient and does not quite meet the needs of many people in this great nation. While there has been some attempts to fix health care in the past by some of the presidents Like President Clinton, some politicians and insurance companies who are against health care reform, lobby against it and make sure it does not pass the senate. When President Obama took office in 2007 he vowed to fix the health care system despite a lot of opposition and in March 23rd 2010 the Affordable care act also known as Obama Care was signed into law. It consists of two pieces of legislation; the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). It represents the most significant government expansion and overhaul of the U.S health care system since the passage of Medicare and Medical in 1965. There are various reasons as to why
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