ACOM340_Chapter12

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Unformatted text preview: In many countries, health care is regarded as a human right and foundation for nation’s success U.S. is the only wealthy industrial nation without universal care Had been talk in past and more recently to adopt universal care Some states have adopted universal care (Vermont and Massachusetts); results are encouraging but mixed Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Overview, Pros, and Cons Overview People who like current insurance can keep it Those not satisfied can enroll instead in public programs or get help paying for private coverage Most successful model so far requires individuals to enroll in either public or private insurance or pay a tax penalty that doubles as buy­in to public health plan Employers either offer plans or contribute to national plan Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Pros Little disruption Continuity of coverage Equitable employer contributions Dramatic improvement in coverage Cost effective Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré Copyright © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc. Cons Continued disparities Uncertain tax burden Resources taxed Communicating About Health, Third Edition, du Pré C...
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