USHealth Care System
Apopulation`s health is a fundamental element of any state. Healthcharacterizes the potential for economic growth and productivity ofthe national economies. According to the World Health Organization,an efficient health care system is one where all individuals accessgood quality health-care services anytime under all conditions ofmedical, economic and social effectiveness.
TheUS healthcare system has significantly improved in different contextsthough advancements are still required for it to establish totalsuccess. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacaretogether with strengthening Medicare has significantly improveddelivery of services, finance, management and sustainability in thehealthcare system.AffordableCare Act and Medicare have enabled both the public and the privatesectors to make real advancements in health care delivery systemsthus improving the quality of life and health care for Americans(Whelan & Russell, 2010).
Regardingfinances, the reformed system has greatly assisted the US governmentand its citizens. The cost of health services has reduced hencelimiting consumer annual out of pocket spending since they can accessinsurance covers (Whelan & Russell, 2010). Compared to thesituation in the past, government debt has reduced and families inAmerica now access services even to chronic illnesses through theestablished insurance covers.
Severalfactors prompted the need for health care reform in the US. Thereexisted discriminatory health insurance industry practices whereinsurance companies in the US charged people more because of theirpre-existing conditions. Medicare was expected to go broke in over afew years. The US President, Barrack Obama, championed the reform, tomake Medicare a more sustainable program without cutting its benefits(Whelan & Russell, 2010).
Thechange in health care was required to strengthen the healthcareworkforce. Training more health professionals by improving trainingand support for nurses and other primary caregivers would improve thediversity of healthcare providers to access areas that experiencedshortages. Since the reform is fully paid for, it was a strategy toreduce national the budget and avert deficit Families would then beguaranteed more comprehensive health care coverage such as maternity,newborn care dental care among other services (Whelan & Russell,2010). Finally, the unfair and exorbitant prices necessitated thereform to create state-based health insurance exchanges to purchasehealth insurance coverage.
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