US Health Care System
Health care is a problem that many families are facing now. Not many people are able to afford a doctor’s consult. A doctor visit is almost unreachable for many people without insurance. Numerous households are unable to pay for what they need. A visit to a specialist doctor in California cost around $350.00 for a 30 minutes visit plus wherever the patient will need to be diagnose or treat.
Concerns over health care cost are an issue that is rising over U. S. citizens every day. “Their concerns, wide and varied, include: being wipe out financially by a catastrophic illness, losing employer-provided coverage due to a job loss, keeping up with escalating co-pays and deductibles, and paying for even minor medical expenses -a problem for the nearby 50 million uninsured.” This information is based on the public agenda webpage illustrates very clear the fear of multiple Americans of getting sick and not being able to pay for the health care that is going to need it.
It is a fact that many people in America don’t have medical insurance. “In 2007, more than one of five working-age people were uninsured for a year or longer. One of six working people had health insurance insufficient to meet the expenses of a serious illness. And there were 8 million uninsured children in the United States. At least 5 million more people lost their health insurance in 2008 and 2009 thanks to galloping unemployment -- on top of years of progressively unaffordable health insurance, inadequate coverage, and steep out-of-pocket costs. The failing economy further accelerated the crisis in health care through devastating state and local cutbacks in safety net care.” this information is according to monthly review.com. The numbers on the statistics keep on growing more every day. Sadly, my family is part of those numbers in the statistics; we don’t have health care insurance. I understand the frustration of many Americans when the access to a health care...
Citations: Coates, Andy. "Notes on the status of the health reform." monthly review 09 may 2009: Web. 09 Nov 2009. .
Feldsher, Melissa. "Public ready for changes to health care system but unclear about necessary trade-off, citizen forums suggest." public agenda 22 jun. 2009: n. pag. Web. 09 Nov 2009. .
Please join StudyMode to read the full document