U.s. Health Care System

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The U.S. health care system consumes a huge amount of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product, and is a massive system that provides essential and world-class care to millions of people (Niles, 2016). As a result of this huge burden of cost associated with it, the U.S. healthcare system has been critiqued, and has played a major role in sparking debates about changes to the way the U.S. healthcare system is run and organized. Thus, healthcare has been on the forefront of many American and politician minds over the last decade and beyond, and many proposals and attempts have been made to change and adapt the complex and influential U.S. healthcare system. One such attempt, that brought about incredibly influential change to the U.S. healthcare…show more content…
The Marketplace was set up to provide an exchange pool of consumers with the intent to then provide more affordable and equal coverage for all Americans, and allows individuals to evaluate different options and plans for insurance coverage offered by companies, with plans ranging from bronze to platinum, expensive to inexpensive, 60% of cost covered to 90% of cost covered (Neporent, 2013). This market gives access to quality coverage that is regulated and monitored, all in one place, and then also connects people with government subsidies and tax breaks to offset cost for people that are eligible. Following the passing of the Affordable Care Act the Marketplace became the hub for people obtaining insurance for the first time or simply switching to Obamacare, with thousands and thousands of people entering the exchanges, and enjoying the choices and benefits of coverage, and others received the burden of new taxes to cover some of the new costs associated with the new system ("Affordable Care Act Summary," n.d.; Health Network
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