Access to Health Care

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Access to Health Care Discussion of fee-for-service or HMOs generally applies to middle-class employed  persons. But what about the working poor, the unemployed, or the disabled? What  options exist for them? Unfortunately, in the United States, access to health care is still  closely tied to the ability to pay for such care, either personally or through insurance.  Therefore, people who are not covered by health plans, are unemployed, or are disabled  qualify for only limited access to health care. The United States, as one of the few  Western nations without a national health care plan, falls far behind most other  industrialized nations in providing care for such people. This fact is ironic considering  that the United States spends more per person on health care than any other  industrialized nation. Without a doubt, the need for health care is significant, especially among the poor. 
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