The Healthcare System in the US is extremely flawed.
Whether or not we want to see this, is definitely a personal choice. Healthcare system reformation is definitely one of those things that always seems to be a hot topic in politics, yet in our personal life it isn’t thought of nearly as much. Lets think, lets try and justify some of the costs for healthcare at the current time.
- Average Cost for “Riding” in an Ambulance: About $160 per mile
- Average Cost of an Emergency Room Visit: $1,233
- Cost of getting a Filling at a Dentist: Between $50 and $150 Per Tooth
- Price of Over the Counter Anti-inflammatory medicine: $19.99
As you can see, there is a huge weight on getting professional care, and buying your own medicine, is dirt cheap. Which actually raises eyebrows, is it all just a business?
This brings up the question on who is really benefiting from the heavy costs of healthcare?
As we all know there are huge pharmaceutical companies that are controlling the majority of the medicine, but in the end, government is always hesitant to give any assistance. Even if you do receive medicare or medicaid, inflation is a huge killer of income in this country, we hardly can afford anything as a whole, let alone treatment. Benefits are far too low, and costs are far too high.
Do we Need Healthcare System Reformation?
Absolutely, as you can see the cost of getting medical treatment is extremely high. For Instance, take Canada, Free Healthcare. They have an overall healthier population, happiness is much higher and even with slightly higher taxes, things run smooth. This country has a huge problem actually looking around the world, and seeing what works. We are much too busy (government) with trying to fight battles which aren’t ours, among other things to see.
The idea of the healthcare system reformation is a hot topic, but cold at the same time. How does that make sense?
Everything is overall much more unstable than what we see when the TV is turned on to the news. Unfortunately, we are in a bit of a pickle. On one side, we have the overall well being of the majority of the population (middle and lower classes). The other, we have the cost for the government. As most of the world knows, the US is in debt up to our eyes. Regardless of any of the issues, for those governing bodies in charge, that is generally the first thing that is thought of.
Like many of the things in the world, there has to be a long term answer.
We Don’t want to just think about what is happening today, or even tomorrow. As a country, we have to figure out the best solution for any of the problems that we are facing. Should we have Free or reduced healthcare, yes, but with conditions. As a people, we have to see things from both sides. Ours and the Governments. It is also their job to do the same. We all know there are so many things that need a lot of care and attention, but in time hopefully things will actually start to improve.
A very controversial and frightening presidential election is upon us. As citizens we have to stick together and in the end, if we are strong, things start happening.