Several presidents have tried to push health care reform in the past, but none have been as successful as the current president, Barack Obama. However, President Obama and the Democrats have created two accounts health care that would not benefit the country as they believe. Instead, these two bills would damage severely health care systems in the country.
At this time, it is not clear the need health care reform. Costs are skyrocketing, insurers are denying coverage based on preexisting conditions, insurers are charging and different rates just because someone’s medical history. The provisions that eliminate the latter two issues should be included in any health care reform bill. When someone with a health condition tries to acquire insurance companies refuse because of this condition, but the patient really needs health care because of any condition they have. In addition, a person should not have to pay a much higher rate only your medical history, most of whom can not control.
However, there are also many provisions of the two bills that would damage or even destroy health of the nation system of attention. The most important of these is the insurance option administered by the government, also called the “public option”. Democrats included this plan because they want a cheaper health insurance option that would compete with private insurers and help reduce costs. However, this public option would only be the first step towards a single-payer system, where the government is the only health provider insurance. This happens because the public option would be extremely less expensive than private insurance plans, which could encourage people to leave their private insurance plan and purchase a public plan. In addition, private insurers would have to reduce their costs to compete with this, and then be unable to operate due to lower revenues. These two factors combined could cause private insurers to go bankrupt, creating a single-payer system.
Another harmful provision in the bills is the creation of many new taxes to pay for reform. The version of the bill passed by the House of Representatives calls for a surtax on people with an annual income of $ 500,000 or more. This money, which would be taken by the force of the richest people simply given to the poorest people to help them buy insurance health . This is known as “spreading the wealth” which is a form of socialism (where everyone in a society is equal). Everyone is not equal, and the allocation of money to the poorest people just encourage people to leave their jobs and be lazy so they could benefit from financial assistance from the government.
The House version of the bill also requires illegal immigrants to buy coverage. This is perhaps one of the worst provisions in any health care reform bill. Because illegal immigrants are “without papers” who do not pay taxes, and therefore legal American citizens would be the ones who pay for these illegal aliens’ health insurance plans. The American people should not be forced to pay for health safe for people who moved to this country illegally and do not pay their fair share taxes .
In addition, the Constitution gives Congress, the president, or any other governing body the power to require individuals to acquire health or to require insurance companies to provide health insurance to their employees. The government must operate within the Constitution, which does not give them any power over control health care. The government could end up being the single payer for insurance health because of the public option, and the Constitution does not give them this power, either .
Finally, the health care reform bill will not help the United States “ health take care of business as Democrats say it will. instead, this plan will damage or possibly destroy country’s health care system , and could end up making the government of a single payer. Barack Obama and Congress should not pass a law that will hurt the country and its citizens.