America’s Health/ Medical Care: Some Alternatives/ Options – Health Care Costs

For about a decade, politicians acquire seemingly, active their heads, in the sand, and advised this nation’s access to alleviative the health, and able-bodied – getting of our citizens, and responded with bipartisan, backroom – as – usual! Wouldn’t we be bigger served, if the acknowledgment of some, was not, merely, articulating a message, about so – called, socialism, etc? It seems, abounding Republican opponents, to the Affordable Affliction Act, spent a asymmetric bulk of time, alone opposing that law, rather than acclimation its flaws, etc. While that law, absolutely needs, tweaking, it attempted to abode the fact, the richest country in the apple (the United States of America), did not come, even close, to the best statistics, apropos morbidity, mortality, baby survival, and other, bloom – accompanying items, as able-bodied as accepting the a lot of big-ticket costs, for decree drugs, in the world. Why are we, the alone place, area citizens go bankrupt, aggravating to pay their medical bills? Why do we pay, so abundant more, for decree drugs, than others pay for the exact medications? With that in mind, this commodity will attack to consider, review, examine, and discuss, some of the alternatives, we ability adopt, to advance upon, what we currently have.

1. The pre – ACA, cachet quo: Why was the Affordable Affliction Act, passed, during the aboriginal allotment of the Obama administration? What was its intent? Why was it needed? Prior to enactment, bloom care, in this nation, was generally about, the haves, and acquire – nots! Added and more, bloom allowance companies, appeared to be, wagging the dog, instead of bloom professionals! Individuals with pre – absolute altitude were often, denied coverage, ante generally accelerated, as we aged, and every year, superior medical/ bloom insurance, became more, and added expensive! Abounding millions had no, or actual bound allowance coverage, and we generally witnessed, humans getting affected to acquire amid superior care, and eating! Those acknowledging the act, seemed to believe, our citizens needed, and deserved, bigger care, and, superior treatment/ care. For many, they felt, medical/ bloom care, should be, a appropriate and guarantee, rather than a possibility, alone for the richest!

2. ACA passage: When the act, was passed, it was abundantly a allotment of affair lines, and at the time, Democrats were the majority party. While the basal absorbed of the legislation, was able-bodied – intended, because of the attributes of our political system, it was somewhat flawed, and abounding ramifications and contingencies, were not absolutely considered, etc. The costs did not decrease, as promoted, and while, they apparently added at a slower pace, it still aching abounding of us! Instead of convalescent the details, and acclimation it, properly, the Republicans adherent their time, and energy, to constantly, aggravating to abolition it, but, afterwards alms any applicable alternatives, and/ or solutions, to break the challenges.

3. The Trump alternative/ strategy: When Donald Trump, ran for President, he articulate a message, declaring, he would fix the bloom affliction system, and it would be better, and beneath expensive. He promised, it would be easy, and created a slogan, Repeal and replace, as if, he had the abstruse formula! Rather than acceptance the plan, his supporters proposed, was different, but worse, and was defeated, he changed to his customary, blaming and complaining, and acclimatized for attenuate ways, to abort it. One of these steps, was accepting the binding coverage, eliminated, which, fabricated everyone’s insurance, added expensive, Another was reducing/ eliminating, subsidies, for the neediest, and creating an Affordable Care, another system. The ramifications of these steps, was hurting, rather than helping! Now, Trump’s Justice Department, is supporting, acknowledged actions, to acknowledge the absolute act, unconstitutional, afterwards appearing to realistically, consider, the abeyant abrogating ramifications, if they get, what they seek. It seems, a lot like, someone, who kills both his parents, and pleads for mercy, because he was an orphan!

4. Proposed Medicare – for – All: While, to some, this seems wonderful, the all-embracing analysis, appears to be, over – simplified! Medicare, itself, is a awry system, which taxpayers, accord to, throughout their alive lives, and, still requires over $1,600 added contribution, per year, afterwards we about-face 65. In addition, it alone covers about 80% of the Allotment B, part, and the added insurance, which absolutely covers, a lot of of these expenses, now costs over $3,600 per year. Even afterwards these expenses, one needs, either added policy, for a decree plan, or, risks extreme, out – of – abridged costs. One added application is, assertive doctors, will acquire these bargain Medicare rates, for their absolute accommodating base. Doesn’t it accomplish sense, to tweak, and improve, rather than aggravating to re – invent, the wheel?

Is superior care, a appropriate or a privilege? If, like a lot of Americans (based on abounding polls), you feel it’s a right, appeal your adopted admiral proceed, accordingly, rather than, in a backroom – as – usual, manner!


America’s Health Care: Issues, Needs, Concerns, Reality

Although, Americas absorb added for medical and bloom care, and decree drugs, than a lot of of the rest, of the world, it still can, and must, be improved. Is the finest superior care, a advantage for the elite, or, should it be a right, affirmed to all, behindhand of income, and/ or, socioeconomic ability, etc? In President Obama’s added – term, the arena – breaking, Affordable Affliction Act, was passed. Although, it was a step, in the appropriate direction, especially, if it came to accoutrement pre – absolute conditions, and getting able to awning children, up to age, 29, it was also, a actively awry document. It became a accessory issue, area associates of the Republican Party, spent about a decade, aggravating to abolition it, but. unfortunately, alms no applicable solutions, and/ or, alternatives, to accommodated our bloom needs. With that in mind, this commodity will attack to, briefly, consider, examine, review, and altercate the accordant issues, needs, concerns, and realities, of convalescent the akin of bloom affliction delivery.

1. Issues: The primary affair to consider, is free the priorities of the United States. We acquire witnessed, for the accomplished two years, what appears to be, a concerted accomplishment to actualize a political divide, by advancing the flaws, after authoritative any credible attack to advance it. President Trump has issued Executive Orders, and acclimated added political techniques, to abate the A.C.A., while application abandoned rhetoric, and able abundant care. Since he has captivated office, costs acquire increased, deductibles and co – pays acquire risen, decree drugs abide top (and are rising), and those with pre – absolute conditions, acquire acquainted threatened, with accident their coverage. With the accessible Presidential election, beneath than 2 years away, abeyant candidates, assume to be accession themselves, to action what I believe, are, pie – in – the – sky, beneath than absolutely advised ideas, for medical and bloom care, etc. While this President, often, attacks Obamacare, and promises something great, he has offered no details, appear a applicable solution. The Democratic candidates acquire jumped on the Medicare For All bandwagon, generally glossing – over the obstacles (financial, practical, treatment, etc), to accomplishing this. There has far too little altercation about the amount of decree drugs (we pay added than the blow of the world), and hospitalization, etc. We acquire heard, about nothing, about the impact, of anytime – ascent abuse allowance costs, and the charge to ascendancy these.

2. Needs: Doesn’t it accomplish sense, to acquire a system, which provides accomplished superior care, for all, behindhand of claimed banking ability, at the a lot of reasonable costs? Shouldn’t we abject our arrangement on what’s best for patients, instead of allowance companies, etc? How can we accomplish the finest objectives, in a pragmatic, but abstracted manner?

3. Concerns: We should all, be concerned, that, accessory politics, has controlled, what we should, and need, to do!

4. Realities: While it may complete good, to some, to seek Medicare For All, we acquire not accustomed any realistic, banking evaluation, to examine, if this is what ability be best, for us. The existing, Medicare, covers individuals over 65, who have, predominantly, paid a amount tax, their absolute life, to awning abundant of the cost, Once 65, we acquire to abide to pay, a little added than $1,600 per year. This provides a system, which pays 80% of the so – called, Part B (doctors) component, Medicare schedule, but does not awning decree drugs, etc. Since abounding realize, they can’t handle the 20% responsibility, they acquirement a added allowance policy. The a lot of popular, across-the-board plan, anon costs an additional, added than $300, per week. Therefore, if you add the $1,600 (Medicare premium), to the supplement’s amount of over $3,600, per year, to the lifetime, amount deductions, it’s credible there are banking limitations! In addition, while physicians ability be accommodating to acquire the bargain Medicare payments, from a bound allotment of their all-embracing accommodating populations, is it astute to expect, them, to be accommodating to accept, this, from all?

America needs the finest aggregate of superior bloom care, reasonable costs for treatment, and prescriptions, and the best, accessible system! Wake up, America, and demand, your adopted officials, do what’s bare and necessary, rather than merely, expedient!

– Health Care Costs