Tag: Social Security

Proposing an alternative to the U.S. healthcare system

The United States of America, in spite of being an economic superpower also carries the notoriety for exorbitant healthcare costs and disproportionately poor health outcomes for patients.  Moreover, the present healthcare system is so structured that the world wide economic recession in progress is bound to have serious consequences for the healthcare industry as well.  The new healthcare system being proposed will attempt to tackle these obvious problems while also suggesting improvements for making healthcare delivery more efficient.  The other centerpiece of the proposal is to make health insurance affordable for all Americans so that it serves as an extension of social security in times of distress.

At present health insurance coverage of American citizens is covered by their employers, which puts them in danger of losing insurance along with their jobs.  With the global economic recession more acute here in theU.S., the country has seen unprecedented numbers of job . . . Read More

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Why does the U.S. not have universal health insurance, unlike almost all other rich democracies?

The fact that the United States does not have a universal health insurance system is undoubtedly bad for its citizens.  Despite being the most advanced nation in the world economy-wise, the United States holds the notorious distinction of having a highly-under-functioning health-care system. This fact is proven by the high rates of negative outcomes for patients as well as the percentage of the population that could not afford to purchase insurance plans.

Several public opinion polls have indicated that the general public is overwhelmingly in support of a nationalized health-care system, meaning that healthcare should come under the domain of the government, away from private corporations.  But, in spite of this unanimous support for a universal healthcare system (that includes universal insurance), the issue never crops up during presidential debates.  The limitations of the two-party democratic system are also being exposed as a result.  Both the Democratic Party and . . . Read More

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