Essay on The Healthcare System Of The United States

765 Words Dec 21st, 2015 4 Pages
The healthcare system in the United States can be very simple to some and mind-boggling to others. It is constantly changing and sometimes hard to keep us with. Having a clearer understanding of how the healthcare system works can help solve some questions that one may have. Being able to know what works in the healthcare system, what’s work historically, and what the strengths and weaknesses of the system are, will be the key points to this paper.
The United States of America is the only country in the world that doesn’t offer universal health care to its population. It has been recently made into a law that every American must have health care coverage through their employers, through the government, or private insurers; and if a person doesn’t have health care coverage they will be fined. This doesn’t help the people who are living in poverty and do not have enough money to pay for health care coverage. As the cost of living continues to rise, it makes it even harder for the people who want coverage to afford health care coverage. While the United States mandates health care coverage, the United Kingdom has guaranteed health care coverage to their citizens and residents with a program called the National Health Services. Residents and citizens have all rights to use this program or they can use 2 big insurers there in the country.
In the years of 1850-1900, there was no formal structure of the healthcare system and it had very little resources. In those years the system…

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