U.s. Healthcare Systems Of The United States

1185 WordsMay 7, 20175 Pages
U.S. Healthcare Systems The United States has a broad history of diversity and challenges that no other country has faced. One of those challenges has been providing healthcare for its citizens. Healthcare in the United States started out with many religious groups that wanted to help those in need. This form of care for the people of this country has grown to a healthcare system that accounts for 3.2 trillion dollars of the nation’s gross domestic products (CMS (2016). This staggering number has grown each year and clearly shows the impact that it can have on the economy. As the years have passed by, so has the political landscape. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010 with the…show more content…
Patient’s diets have changed over the last 100 years and have created a large increase in chronic illnesses and higher needs for medical care. This demand has created the need for a much greater system of healthcare that includes hospitals, providers, and insurance companies. Over the years, there have been a lot of changes to improve healthcare. With all of the spending and advancements in health care, the United States is still very behind in health care costs compared to other countries in the world. According to Stoltzfus & Pollack (2016) “the median household income in the United States in 2014 was $53,657,10 so the average household with a median income would have spent almost 46 percent of its income on health care were costs and income evenly distributed across the population. These numbers are staggering in comparison to other countries and even worse put the United States at the bottom of the list for healthy countries. These numbers have all proven the overall impact that the U.S health care system has on the economy. In 2017, Current President Donald Trump vowed to make a major change to the ACA that had been placed into law seven years ago. During this period when Republicans tried to tally the votes needed to make changes the U.S stock markets projected the uncertainty of the votes. These numbers represented by the U.S economy projected just how big of an impact the health care system can have on the economy. Key Roles of Economics in
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