The State of Healthcare in the United States
According to the recent data from the United Nations, America has a total population of approximately 326,574,820 people. 4.5% of the population can’t access healthcare due to the high cost involved www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats.html
The government is obliged to ensure that all its citizen have the access to affordable healthcare. In 2009, Barrack Obama became the President of the United States. The Senate passed a legislation to ensure that every citizen is covered by a health policy. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law by the president.
Obamacare’s Role in Provision of Better Healthcare
The Obamacare was a significant milestone in ensuring that all Americans were well covered. Those who could not afford to purchase the policies from the insurance firms were allowed to purchase the policies from the government. The government set aside $5 billion for the high-risk pool individuals.
After the expiry of President’s Obama term, the new government, headed by President Donald Trump, suggested an abolishment of the Obamacare.
Debate on Obamacare
There is heated debate on the need, or lack of it thereof, of having Obamacare. As the debate rages on, it is imperative that we analyze the possible impacts that the abolishment of the law would have.
Before the adoption of the program, approximately 40.3 million Americans were uninsured. The program has significantly improved the number of insured citizens. This means that the United States has improved its healthcare provision to the citizens.
Impacts of Abolishment of Obamacare
If the Obamacare is withdrawn, the number of uninsured citizens is likely to surge past 40.3 million. The healthcare of these individuals will be taken care of by other sectors of the economy. This means that America is likely to have the largest budget ever for the healthcare sector. This will affect the budgets of other fundamental economic building activities.
The change of the Obamacare will have an impact on every individual in the United States. The nation should look for ways to make the Obamacare better and reduce the $5 billion high-risk budget.