The United States is having many problems with the way the economy is today. The economy is at its worst, and the health care system is not any better. The United States has the most money spent per person on healthcare than in any other nation. Even though health care in the United States is at its worst, the American people shouldn’t be spending as much money on it as they are currently paying.
The U.S economy is still struggling to recover from the worst recession in three generations. The United States is having its worst economic downturn since the great depression. What the U.S is has been going through is not normal, and will never be normal for years to come. (McClatchy, “Editorial: A real downer” Washington: Tribune Business news, Sep 26, 2010) (web) 30 September, 2010. When the economy is at its worst, it puts a negative downturn on the health care system. A lot of Americans can’t afford to be spending more money than they can afford.
With the health care system costing so much money, the national treasure management agency is planning to make huge sector cuts. The debt from healthcare will continue increasing as spending cuts are set to continue to bite down hard on the North East. The next round of cuts will involve tearing up already agreed contracts. The health care system of Americans has been rising for many of years now (U.S health care cost). In 2008, $2.3 trillion dollars were spent. More than three times the money was spent in 1990, $714 billion and over eight times the $253 billion spent in 1980. In 2008, the U.S health care spending was about $7,681 per resident. President Obama has made cost control a focus of health reform efforts. In President Obama’s health care plan, it says that if you have high-blood pressure, diabetes, or cholesterol you may be entitled to free access to preventive services. Although President Obama’s health care plan is still in the air, many Americans are still struggling to get back on to