One of the biggest concerns in this country to date is the health care reform and universal health care. Why do countries like Canada, England and Sweden have it AND why do we have millons of Americans who are uninsured and underinsured? These people make such difficult choices as whether to go to a doctor and pay for medicine when sick or buy food, pay utilities, etc. In a country as wealthy and powerful as ours, this should have to be an issue at hand.
Too many politicians are in the pockets of insurance companies and lobbyists. This is why our health care system is in such a shambles and so corrupt. The present system is clearly not working and needs an overhaul. Some say we already have government-sponsored health insurance system in place which is Medicare and Medicaid. This is only for those who qualify under their income guidelines. What happens to the millions whose income is too much to qualify for Medicaid or their state-sponsored insurance programs? There are those who can't afford to pay the premiums of the insurance that's offered with their employers. These people would definitely benefit from Universal Health Care. So what's the problem with the politicians in this country? What are they afraid of most likely and that is because they won't get rich off it.
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Universal health care is health care coverage for all eligible residents of a political region and often covers medical, dental and mental health care. These programs vary in their structure and funding mechanisms. Typically, most costs are met via a single-payer health care system or national health insurance, or else by compulsory regulated pluralist insurance (public, private or mutual) meeting certain regulated standards. Universal health care is implemented in all but one of the wealthy, industrialized countries, with the exception being the United States. It is also provided in many developing countries and is the trend worldwide.
Universal health care is a broad concept that has been implemented in several ways. The common denominator for all such programs is some form of government action aimed at extending access to health care as widely as possible and setting minimum standards. Most implement universal health care through legislation, regulation and taxation. Legislation and regulation direct what care must be provided, to whom, and on what basis. Usually some costs are borne by the patient at the time of consumption but the bulk of costs come from a combination of compulsory insurance and tax revenues. Some programs are paid for entirely out of tax revenues. In some cases, government involvement also includes directly managing the health care system, but many countries use mixed public-private systems to deliver universal health care
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