ObamaCare: The Federal Government Should Provide Free Healthcare for Everyone

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Healthcare is a bit complicated here in the United States; operated by a managed care system. Obama’s health care reform does a number of important things offering Americans a number of new benefits, rights, and protections in regards to their healthcare and setting up a Health Insurance Marketplace where Americans can purchase Federal regulated and subsidized health insurance. Here in the United States, there are some hard working citizens that cannot afford healthcare insurance. Their jobs can offer healthcare insurance and citizen still can’t afford to pay it. Canada and the United Kingdom provide healthcare for all their citizens but there are a few countries that pay for their citizen healthcare if they are unable to afford it. …show more content…
The intention of this federal legislation was to ensure that everyone had equal access to healthcare (Greenberger). Because of the economic downturn, there are many citizens that do not have healthcare or cannot afford healthcare. The main provider of healthcare are referred to as managed care systems, which include private insurances, given as part of a job benefit, Medicaid which is mainly given to the under privileged or very low income population and children; and Medicare for the elderly which they pay partially from their Social Security. I have a close family friend who has a decent job but could not afford to take out the insurance offered by her job, as it was so expensive. She got a bacterial infection and because she could not afford to go to the doctor and did not want to pay for the high Emergency Room bills, she tried to treat herself with over the counter drugs. She almost died, as her body became more and more infected and started shutting down; she ended up at the hospital anyway. How many of our fellow citizens lose their life because they cannot afford proper health care; it is quite scary. For example my mother is a chronic asthmatic from birth. She had an asthma attack and went to the emergency room and made to wait for such a

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