The United States ' Healthcare System Essay

1013 Words Jul 17th, 2015 null Page
“Our health care system squanders money because it is designed to react to emergencies. Homeless shelters, hospital emergency rooms, jails, prisons - these are expensive and ineffective ways to intervene and there are people who clearly profit from this cycle of continued suffering” Pete Earley. The United States’ healthcare system has been broken for many years. Our government has implemented the Affordable Care Act to “provide affordable healthcare for all” (Shi & Singh, 2014). It is estimated that many people will benefit from the ACA. “The ACA will spur employment and would reduce unemployment over the next few years” (Furman, 2014). Although we do not know how this act will affect us in the future, many believe it might help reduce health care spending. The United States’ healthcare system is the most expensive in the world. More money spent in healthcare should mean best, and high quality health care, but it is not. Many people fear to go to the doctor because of high costs. Health insurance should not be only used mainly for emergencies. If Americans were to use heath care in a prevention manner, health care costs would certainly decrease. United States’ citizens go to health care providers for emergencies, and usually when health problems have already worsened. Before the ACA was passed, insurance companies were not willing to pay health care costs to patients with preexisting conditions. The ACA legislation has been developed to improve health care in the…

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