The American Health Care Dilemma Essay

2489 Words Mar 28th, 2016 10 Pages
The American Health Care Dilemma “Affordable universal health care for every single American must not be a question of whether, it must be a question of how” (Obama 1). As Barack Obama neared the end of his first presidential campaign, he spoke about the need for universal health care in America. While he did implement Obamacare, this policy has left many people angry and disappointed. The end product was nowhere near what the public hoped for, so as a nation we were back to square one. This does raise a good question about the U.S. health care system and whether we should pursue a different healthcare model all together. To answer this question, we must find out more about the options that the U.S. currently has for its health care system. There are currently four basic health care models used around the world. The health care models are the Beveridge Model, the Bismarck Model, the National Health Insurance Model, and the Out-of-Pocket Model. The current health care system is a mixture of all of these models, with different classes of people being assigned different models. This leads to waste and inefficiency throughout the system. In each of the other models, the whole health care system is focused around the model, with costs and benefits varying. This variance leads to the health care companies making the profits that they would in one model while providing the services expected in a far cheaper system. The common consensus is that America needs a change, based upon…

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