The final problem with the united states healthcare

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The final problem with the United States healthcare system is its lack of equal quality healthcare
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around the nation. A person could be treated in Los Angeles, get the best service, but if they got relocated to a different area, like somewhere down south, where “fewer than 7 in 10 working-age adults have health insurance, that might drastically change.(LA TIMES)” Because of this, these people tend to die from preventable diseases. One area that has successfully accomplished a working healthcare system in Hawaii. They did this by forcing all employers to offer health benefits to their employee’s. This system has worked magic for Hawaii. In an area that was once “devastated by diseases such as measles and smallpox (La Times),” Hawaii has evolved into one of the healthiest locations in America. The benefits offered by Hawaii allow people to feel more comfortable about going to the doctor and not worrying about cost. This leads to early detection of illness’ such as cancer. “Uninsured women, for example, are two and a half times as likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer as women who have private health coverage, according to an American Cancer Society study. (LA TIMES)” Obviously, this is a solution that has worked well in this specific area and it might not work as well nationwide but it is a solution nonetheless, one that can be modified and altered in order to benefit the entire world. Hospitals have a lot of power in the discussion of health insurance. There are many steps they can take in improving the system. They can offer an insurance plan within their own facilities, they can choose to still offer care to those uninsured, by cutting out the larger private insurance companies, Hospitals can give those in need opportunities for better care. There would no longer have to be a bridge in between a consumer and healthcare. Hospitals would essentially be the Amazon of the health insurance business. By doing so, they’d improve unnecessary death tolls, allow for early treatments on any patient and allow for a much smoother healthcare system.
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Healthcare is a large problem in the United States and has been for some time. Insurance providers seem to be more concerned with financial gain rather than building a universal system that offers insurance to all those in need. There are clear solutions to this problem, we see this in Hawaii yet the nation still hesitates to figure out a worldly solution to this problem. Hospitals have the perfect opportunity to make a change in the world and make America the land it claims to be. They can completely erase private insurance companies and offer a better plan to those in need. Works Cited Klein, Ezra. “Why an MRI Costs $1,080 in America and $280 in France.” The Washington Post, WP Company, 3 Mar. 2012, rance/2011/08/25/gIQAVHztoR_blog.html?utm_term=.7a20c7fbb948.
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