U.S. Healthcare Reform and President Obama

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U.S. Healthcare Reform and President Obama

By | Feb. 2013
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When President Obama signed the Health Care Reform bill in March 2010, he sent a clear message that our country demands social justice for all its citizens. The moral backbone of United States is weakened if it does not provide affordable, quality health care to everyone. There are many layers to the Health Care Reform bill that will affect everyone. The health care officials are now working overtime to reassure us that health care reform will not make us worse off, that it will instead improve the quality of the care, and that if it is obliged, it can be kept. Health care reform will not change, in any way that matters to us, the self-interested world. At the risk of sounding like a Pollyanna, we want to try a different tack. Each of us should support health care reform because it is the right thing to do. It is said to be ethics for a living, it is neither impartial nor indifferent to the needs of those who are beloved to a family, if one member family falls ill, the other members of the family do everything in their power to get them every medical intervention whose benefits outweigh the harms. Everybody requires the best care there is to their loved ones. And if there is a provision for them to be privileged with a highly sophisticated employer-based health insurance, then it seems practical. But the sad part is that not everybody has that kind of privileges in their life. This kind of system seems unfair. There has to be a way that provides health care on equal grounds to all, to those who can afford and those who cannot afford. Those who have insurance whether through employers or through Medicare, do so because the government pays a big chunk of the bill. Those who don’t have insurance don’t qualify for the tax breaks that go along with employer-sponsored health insurance and are just too young for Medicare. Not that...