Health Care Is Unaffordable

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Most people have notice that health care has change and making health care unaffordable. The government needs to find a better plan to lower health care for Americans. With the health care prices increasing most Americans are going without proper care or without health care at all. Health care in the United States has become unaffordable to most Americans due to the increase of co-payments and deductibles; however, where some Americans may be able to receive Medicaid or health care through the exchange, most Americans are still uninsured due to the increasing cost of health care.
In recent years’ health care, has changed in many ways. Making health care in the United States not affordable. Health care expenditures double in less than
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Employers have begun moving more health care costs from employers to employees, with the use of co-payments and deductibles (Fox, 2010, p. 43). This means that the employers are paying less for their employees to have health care. Co-payments are rising for most health care plans (Fox, 2010, p. 43). With co-payments increasing most people will not get proper care when they are sick. “While health care costs are, no doubt, the fundamental and surely the principal long run reason for the reduction of employer-sponsored health insurance, there are other reasons as well which include the business cycle and fluctuations in the number of employer-covered workers” (Fox, 2010, p. 42). This means that the employer cannot afford to keep having sponsored health insurance and also the reason is because of the decrease in …show more content…
The United States is one of the wealthy nations, however the health care in the United States is broken. The United States has the highest health care cost in the world (Himmelstein & Woolhandler, 2016, p. 450). This means the citizens of the United States pays more to get health care than any other part of the world. The health care cost is double the amount as other wealthy nations (Himmelstein & Woolhandler, 2016, p. 450). Most would think that with the United States being a wealthy nation that the people of the United States would be taking care of better with more affordable health care for everyone. Private payers are funding most of the United States health care cost (Himmelstein & Woolhandler, 2016, p. 451). This means the government is not funding much of the health care in the United States. When it comes to health-related taxes, Americans pay the highest in the world (Himmelstein & Woolhandler, 2016, p. 452). Even through Americans pay the highest tax related health care in the world, Americans do not have the best health care. The largest category of tax-funded expenditures is Medicare (Himmelstein & Woolhandler, 2016, p. 452). This proves that most Americans cannot afford health care and the government needs to do something to help the American

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