Healthcare in United States of America

The healthcare in the United States is known to be one of the best systems in the world. It is in everybody’s interest if moving to America to get private health insurance, for several reasons:

1) Emergency services: 

Ambulance’s, helicopter’s and other forms of emergency transport are provided by law to everyone in America, however for those who do not have private insurance, an expensive payment must be paid afterwards. 

2) Cost of treatment:

In the United States, medical costs can be outrageously high for people in accidents in general. Literally hundreds of thousands of dollars has been forked out to those unlucky enough to be in that situation. Certain operation types are not included in general insurance schemes like dental and optical, which are very expensive on their own. A hip replacement for example, can cost up to $43,000.

3) Waiting times:

Because of the large population in each state, waiting times for medical attention can be very long. With private health insurance, people can cut their waiting time in hospitals immensely.

 

For those people who are uninsured, the healthcare system in America is only at an average standard to say the least. In 2010 nationwide, 16.3% of the population in America were uninsured. The majority of these people are young adults aged between 19 and 25, low income families with an annual household income of less than $25,000 and immigrants living in the United States who are born elsewhere.

Many companies and organisations will provide their employees with healthcare packages and premiums, depending on their job description and status in the company. However, due to the global economic crisis which began in 2008, the increasingly high levels of unemployment have forced employers to make cut backs in their company, which have included employee benefits like healthcare. There is federal medical aid given to those in poverty and children, but most immigrants in the USA will not qualify for any assistance.

Recently the healthcare system in the States received some long-deserved appreciation with the passage of the healthcare bill. This bill has prevented all insurance companies from dropping their clients if they get sick and ensures they do not put limits on the amount of healthcare receivable each year. The bill also provides smaller business companies with tax credits so as their employees can receive the sufficient plans and packages. 

                                                     Emergency Number: 911

 

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