Healthcare System in Turmoil

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Health Care System in Turmoil
The current health care system in the United States is in turmoil for many years because of two major problems which continues to be: patient access to care and the cost of care. There are well over 50 million Americans who continue to be uninsured today and a national health care tax called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 has been passed and challenged and upheld by the United States Supreme Court, as a tax not a law, here recently which is suppose to be an answer to most of our health care insurance issues. Even though most Americans may agree that our health care system is in turmoil and needs to be reformed, not everyone agrees that a national health care tax is the solution. In the United States as the health care system continues to be in turmoil the patients are continuing to struggle to keep their medical care and that can be either if they are trying to maintain at least a standard of care or just simply hoping that the medical facility that they may prefer, such as a local hospital or community center will be able to stay in business, or that they will have continued accessed to emergency rooms even if they are the uninsured. In the midst of this health care system turmoil there are other segments in the health care sector that may be experiencing financial problems, such as hospitals in these three states, (New Jersey, California and New York). In New York several hospitals are already seeking protection under the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy code after the Berger Commission proposed fast moving changes to their health care system. (Traurig, 2009). Most Americans main health care concerns are still revolving around access to care and the cost of care. Most Americans do agree that the health care system needs to be reformed with less saying the system is in crisis with more saying the health care system has major problems. After the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, the views of most Americans did not change. Americans seem to be even more upset over the cost and access to care even more than the quality of care that is given. It is amazing to note that when most Americans when asked what they think the most important health care issue facing the United States the cost and access to care remains the most common response. (Newport, Jones, & Saad, 2012). Americans living in rural areas have found out that getting access to quality health care is not only hard to obtain but very expensive. People who live in rural areas have the highest rates diseases that are chronic, poverty is higher, an having no insurance, and there are limitations to having access to primary care physicians to millions of rural Americans. Since the economy is going through a downturn, this has the potential to cause a rise in a number of access and health issues that are already causing problems in communities in rural areas.(HealthReform.Gov., 2012). This is where the new health care tax or the Patient Protection and Affordable Act of 2010 will play one of its greatest roles which is its main goal which is to allow coverage to all residents of the United States and thereby improving the delivery of needed health care to rural parts of America. (Becker & Dunn, 2012). A national health care system such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care of Act of 2010 that was passed in March that year, appears to offer some solutions to a great number of major issues facing our health care system. In June of 2012, this new health care law or tax was challenged in the U. S. Supreme on the Constitutionality of the bill with proponents wanted the Act repealed. A few weeks later the Supreme Court gave its answer which was the law or tax is Constitutional and upheld it as tax. One of the biggest issues to this Act was the part where all Americans have to be insured by someone or be penalized, but the final analysis of...
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