The high cost of healthcare is a major problem in the United States. It is a problem that affects everyone, regardless of their income or health status. We need to find ways to reform the healthcare system so that it is more affordable and efficient, and so that everyone can get the care they need. We spend more on healthcare than any other country in the world, yet it has some of the worst health outcomes. This is a paradox that has been puzzling experts for years.
Whether or not the US healthcare system is “bad” is a matter of opinion and just how sick you are. Some aspects of the system are problematic, such as the high costs, the lack of access for some people, and the fragmentation of care. However, there are also some strengths to the system, such as the high quality of care often available, the innovation in the US healthcare industry, and the wide range of available treatment options.
New survey data released Monday shows just 12% of Americans think healthcare in the United States is handled “extremely” or “very” well, further evidence of the deep unpopularity of a profit-driven system that has left roughly 30 million without insurance coverage and contributed to the country’s stunning decline in life expectancy.
SUMMARY: Change is coming to healthcare. Its become too profitable, and too many people are seeing raises eaten by rising insurance premiums. Despite all this, we, as a country, continue to ignore the fact that Americans are overeating, don’t exercise and then expect our health problems to go away with a little pill.
SUMMARY: Health care is playing a prominent role at the start of the 2020 presidential primary season with Democratic candidates offering competing proposals aimed at expanding coverage to more Americans but what do American’s really think about healthcare?