Health Care Reform

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Date Submitted: 08/29/2010 05:52 PM

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Health Care Reform in America

There has been a lot of talk of Health Care reform over the past year. President Obama’s Health Care plan sounds like a great idea. It is suppose to create more stability and security for those who can afford health care and better quality and increased accessibility to the ones who cannot. It creates a new insurance marketplace that is said to be more competitive, with lower prices and less loop holes. The idea of a national health care policy is a novel concept; however, the current proposal submitted to congress is not very practical. Just look at Canada.

"Free" health care isn't really free since we must pay for it some how. There will be more spending cuts as well as tax increases. We will have less money for education, and other programs. Initially, it was estimated that the cost of Health Care Reform would be close to 2 trillion dollars. According to Fox news that estimates is now down to $830 billion dollars. Many argue that those numbers are unrealistic, and the National Health care policy would cost much more. It also fines/taxes individuals who do not obtain proper coverage. If a person cannot afford health insurance then how could they afford the fines associated with not having coverage?

There isn't a single government agency or division that runs efficiently. I think National Health Care Plan would be to complex to be ran by a governement agency. The health-care industry may become infused with the same kind of corruption, back-room dealing, and special-interest-dominated sleaze that is already prevalent in other areas of government. Not to mention the fact that Patient confidentiality will be compromised since centralized health information will likely be maintained by the government. It takes hours to get paperwork done at the DMV so imagine how long it would take to get approval for operations, and funding for doctor visits.

As of 2005 there were 2.4 doctors per 1,000 people in the U.S. There are not...