The Us Health Care System

1315 WordsApr 3, 20176 Pages
The US health care system is can be difficult to understand since “many parts of the system are run by hundreds of individual organizations, including the government, nonprofit, and for profit enterprises (Understanding the US Healthcare system, 2015). Breaking down the US health care system into different parts will make it easier to understand, while showing the pros and cons, and how it impacts the role of nurses. Formally, I will do the same to Norway’s health care system and spot the similarities or differences with how each one is being run. The history of the US health care system can explain when the health care all started and why we have what we have today. It all started in the “mid-eighteenth century, when New Orleans,…show more content…
A third backbone was just passed in “2010 called Obamacare, or Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” (2015). The Obamacare act is for residents who could not afford insurance or were rejected by pre-existing conditions. Under the Obamacare act “11 million Americans were insured. With every system there are always pro and cons that come with how the system works and who is affected or helps the most. According to the article by Athar, some of the pros that were discussed about the US healthcare system were repeals individual mandate, reduces the federal deficit in the long run, no discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions (Athar, 2017). I agree that repeals individual mandate is a pro since it requires “all individuals to purchase health insurance” (2017). Even is someone is the healthiest person nobody can detect when they are going to be sick or when something tragic can happen. It allows a valuable idea to be insured. Another pro that I agree with is no discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions. This means that nobody can be overlooked or denied with pre-existing conditions. Consequently, with every pro there are con’s. Some con’s that are stated in the article by Athar are: Higher insurance premiums, does not provide coverage for people who need it most, lessens federal funds for states to expand Medicaid, cuts funding for planned parenthood, and no systemic change (Athar, 2017). One con that I
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