The American Health Care system has prided itself on providing high quality services to the citizens who normally cannot afford them. This system has been in place for years and until now it did a fairly decent job. The problem today is money; the cost of hospital services and doctor fees are rising faster than ever before.
The government has been trying to come up with a new plan these past few years even though there has been strong opposition against a new Health Care system. There are many reasons why it should be changed and there are many reasons why it shouldn’t be changed. The main thing that both sides heads towards is money. Both sides want to save money just in different ways.
The movement for changing the Health Care system believe that there is a need for change because of the problems that the system faces today cannot be handled. Every month, 2 million Americans lose their insurance . One out of four, 63 million Americans, will lose their health insurance coverage for some period during the next two years . 37 million Americans have no insurance and another 22 million have inadequate coverage .
Losing or changing a job often means losing insurance. Becoming ill or living with a chronic medical condition can mean losing insurance coverage or not being able to obtain it. Long-term care coverage is inadequate. Many elderly and disabled Americans enter nursing homes and other institutions when they would prefer to remain at home.
Families exhaust their savings trying to provide for disabled relatives.Many Americans in inner cities and rural areas do not have access to quality care, due to poor distribution of doctors, nurses, hospitals, clinics and support services. Public health services are not well integrated and coordinated with the personal care delivery system. Many serious health problems — such as lead poisoning and drug-resistant tuberculosis — are handled inefficiently or not at all, and thus potentially threaten the health of the the teachers of the past just as most of the students today.
Nitin Rao, a student in our education class, stated that if he did not have to attend school he would not be there. I believe he speaks for the majority of students out there. I do not want other students to share these feelings and later on in life have regrets as others and myself do now. I want them to have the opportunity to want to learn and want to discover more.
My final thought on Kohl is summed up in this last particular quote by Eugene S. Wilson. “Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles of learning. The ! quest quotient has always excited me more that the intelligence quotient.”