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bankruptcy between 2005 and 2013 went up and this was due to medical bills being the single largest cause of consumer bankruptcy. Another survey found that in 2013, 56 million Americans under the age of 65 had immense trouble paying medical bills, premiums, and co-pays. Another 10 million faced medical bills that they were unable to pay despite having year-round insurance (Stech, The Future of Personal Bankruptcy Accounts for Majority of Personal Bankruptcies). In March of 2010, President Obama passed The Affordable Care Act in efforts to control rising healthcare cost and provide healthcare coverage to low income families and households. “The largest coverage gains were concentrated among low-income people, people of color, and young adults, all of who had high uninsured rates prior to 2014” (State Health Insurance Exchnage). As of January 2014, almost all Americans are required to have some form of health insurance either through an individual plan, an employer, or public funded programs such as Medicaid or Medicare. The Affordable Care Act is one of the only strengths financially and from a patient care perspective that our health care system has encountered. It has given people the chance who could not afford insurance and healthcare to be insured and afford to go to the doctor when they are sick or need the dentist.
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Cope 4 United States Healthcare System References:
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Cope 5 United States Healthcare System (n.d.). The U.S. Health Care System: An International Perspective. Retrieved from -
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