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US Healthcare in Crisis Currently many people in the US are discussing the state of healthcare. With  many Americans uninsured or underinsured, the issue is quickly becoming critical.  Unappealing though the idea is to many of us, a national health care system is the only  solution to the current crisis. Involving private insurers may be necessarily, but the US  would be better off with a fully nationalized system, in which private companies did not  stand to make a profit from the health of Americans. My uncle’s family was a perfect example of the failure of the US healthcare  system. He had worked at the same auto plant for 23 years when he had a sudden  heart attack while driving. He ran his car into a barrier, and suffered a head injury as  well as a broken wrist and fractured thigh. He was in the hospital for almost 6 weeks,  and in the meantime was laid off from his job due to inability to work. Because his  insurance was paid through his company, he was placed in the position of having to  meet insurance payments when injured and unable to work. The family helped him to  make the payments, but after a year, he was no longer eligible for the company group  plan. Because of his pre-existing conditions and increased risk of heart attacks, his  premiums have tripled and treatment relating to his head injury is not covered for 3 
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This note was uploaded on 12/30/2009 for the course COM 140 AAFO0M2135 taught by Professor Tracywhite during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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