Universal Health Care Is A Government Run System

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Universal health care, also known as universal health coverage, is a specific type of health care where everyone is provided coverage regardless of his or her income, race, age, pre-existing conditions, gender, or wealth. In other words, as long as one is a legal resident of the region that is being covered, he or she is eligible for universal health care. The purpose of universal health care is to provide all citizens with an opportunity to obtain the health care that they may need without having to worry about financial hardship. Currently, the costs associated with privatized health care are really expensive. Private companies are able to set their own costs for insurance premiums, medical tests, and other services in order to make a…show more content…
Among the insured, 101.5 million people, 32.6 percent of the population, received coverage through the U.S. government in 2012 through Medicare (48.9 million), Medicaid (50.9 million), and/or VA or other military care (13.7 million). Some people may be covered by more than one government plan in the U.S. In 2012, nearly 48 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance. Today in the U.S., there’s been a lot of talk about the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. But while the law signed by President Obama in 2010 made huge changes to the health insurance system, most people under 65 still get their coverage the way they always did: from their employer. The law set up insurance “exchanges” that offer consumers and small businesses a choice of standardized and heavily regulated health plans. For the most part, this marketplaces serve people who aren’t offered insurance by a large employer. This plan is different from the typical way people bought insurance before because on the exchanges, insurers are not able to turn anyone down because of a pre-existing condition; from pregnancy to heart disease, they’re all covered. The law also restricts or blocks annual and lifetime limits on what insurers, including in employer plans, will pay. Obamacare is paid for in a number of ways, but the most direct one is that high earners got a payroll tax hike. Starting in 2013, couples
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