Universal Healthcare in America

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The purpose of evaluating the articles is to obtain the view of the Americans through the three writers concerning universal healthcare. Secondly, is to highlight the pro and cons of this strategy if it were to be enacted by the government and incorporated in the healthcare system. The third purpose is to analyze the economy of the state judging by the details pertaining the fiscal year in 2008, the uninsured populous and the condition of the current health care system.

Summary

The opinion held is Farrell is that despite the fact that healthcare reforms tend to be expensive; offering universal healthcare to its citizens will enable the nation to be prevent a higher inflation rate by stimulating the economy thus ensuring the financial security of Americans is secured.

According to Forbes’s, the efforts by the government to offer universal healthcare will be a disaster. He mentions that it will compromise the quality of healthcare provided, destroy innovation, which eventually lead to the strict regulation on healthcare provision.

Greg Nelson holds the opinion  that despite the fact universal health care holds uncertain threats to the regulation of the current health acre system, it is crucial that it is enacted in order to provide the affordable health care to the employers, employees and American  as well as retaining control over the sector once again.

Discussion

Farrell begins by arguing out the miserable state of the economy. He points out the impact of the spiraling economy has had on the rates of unemployment. It is estimated that 533,000 jobs in the month of November were dissolved. Farrell further comments on the actions of state government have taken to ensure inflation of the economy does not continue rising. There are three solutions suggested that will enable the American economy to stay afloat as well us insure the uninsured population. The first suggestion is a new stimulus package, which according to the writer will redeem the economy. The second suggestion is that America should aim at achieving the short-term positive effects of universal healthcare enactment opposed to focusing on the long term. The stability of the economy is said to enable the citizens to pay for their treatment and access better medical services. The third strategy recommended by Farrell is funding the healthcare, which is estimated at $100 to $200 billion. The finances invested in the medical sector considering it is among the largest employers, it is appropriate to mention that it will stabilize the economy and insure the millions of Americans.

The second article by Steve Forbes outlines the main opinions held by him and his staff pertain the provision of the universal health care by the current government under the leadership of President Barack Obama. According to Steve Forbes, the socialization of the healthcare systems will lead to increased fraudulent activities as well as obstructing the expansion of the medical advancement as no more breakthrough experiments and research will be financed.

The third article sheds light on the problems that establishments face when pricing health care. The writer, Nelson Greg, purports that due to heath care cost increasing irregularly, the impact if this situation is felt by the work force. In his company, meetings held annually in an effort to review the insurance policies, the deductibles were increased in order to counteract the effect of rising health care costs.

 

Pros Cons Problems
The universal health care system will stimulate and stabilize the economy in the short term It does not provide incentives to increase efficiency in the health care facilities. The healthcare reform process is too expensive totaling to $ 100 to $ 200 dollar in investment
It offers the policy makers the chance at fiscal triple play It will destroy innovation in the medical field in terms of breakthroughs The impact of the reforms would take a long time to be felt
It will boost the financial security of American citizens It will lead to rationing of healthcare provision and shortages too. Universal healthcare will be monopolistic strategy by the government, as it will regulate the private insurers.
It would break the health-care reform log-jam The quality of health care will decline owing to the fact that the government refuse to reimburse simple healthcare plans such as Medicaid and Medicare Under funding of medical Research institutions that are responsible for medical breakthroughs and diagnostic recoveries.
It would relieve a major source of economic insecurity during the recession There will be longer lines of people awaiting treatment and longer waiting periods for patient receiving elective surgery.  

Recommendations

There are several steps provided by the authors

  1. According to Farrell, the government can deliberate on the cost effectiveness of the universal health care after it has been enacted.
  2. The government should free insurance policies and revoke the dollar coverage scheme.
  3. Purchase of insurance from other states should be allowed
  4. Tax deductions should be equated in all ranks.

 

 

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