Benjamin J Mahin
University of Phoenix
Americans have the privilege to be living through some of the most amazing legislative times. The most controversial topic that dominated the last presidential election and most of the first year of the Obama administration has been reform of the American health care system. Proponents to reform cite that the current system is filled with wasteful, inflated costs and unfair practices by care providers. Others will say that it is not the system that needs reform, but the current regulatory practices imposed by the federal government that needs to be changed. Either way, it appears the current American healthcare system is dysfunctional and needs reform. The proposed reform bill will cost Americans more tax dollars and expand government control over private citizens and how they receive care. The bill, proposed by the current administration, extends federal control over how health care is provided to citizens. However, it seems the concept of socializing health care is not in line with the constitution of the United States.
I. Our current system
The way that health care is currently provided to American citizens is truly complex and often difficult to understand. It has so many nuances and legal definition that many, if not most Americans do not truly understand how their care system works. This is not entirely avoidable, due to the general complexity of what it takes to make a system with so many components and factors viable. How we currently procure care can be governed by income, pre-existing conditions, age and gender. The cost to obtain private insurance is unattainable for many low income citizens and, without some form of insurance, the cost of care can bury people in debt.
On July 30th 1965 the federal government signed into law programs designed to help people below the federal poverty line obtain insurance and extended... [continues]
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