Event Title

Health Care in America: Can Government Spending Help Those with Medical Needs?

Location

D34000

Start Date

7-4-2017 1:15 PM

End Date

7-4-2017 1:45 PM

Description

Healthcare is an important facet of any developed economy. Most of the world’s developed countries have a government-run and/or funded healthcare program, including America. The healthcare system in America, of recent, has been changing thanks to the Obama administration. Health care used to be mostly privately-run, with funding from the government to help those who, in America, were poor and those who were old. The introduction of the Affordable Care Act made it easier for those who could not afford healthcare, part of health care, or those with pre-existing conditions to receive insurance. I am exploring whether this government intervention could lower the percentage of people who failed to receive medical care due to the high costs. I explore relevant literature which addresses the following: the reasons America should keep Obamacare, the large costs of medical bills varying from check-ups to medication, inefficiencies in the current and previous system, and the limitations that ACA has. Through data collection and analysis, I prove that healthcare, while potentially costly, can have an overall positive outcome is administered in the right way.

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Mr. Arjun Patel is an Undergraduate Student majoring in Economics, College of Business

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Apr 7th, 1:15 PM Apr 7th, 1:45 PM

Health Care in America: Can Government Spending Help Those with Medical Needs?

D34000

Healthcare is an important facet of any developed economy. Most of the world’s developed countries have a government-run and/or funded healthcare program, including America. The healthcare system in America, of recent, has been changing thanks to the Obama administration. Health care used to be mostly privately-run, with funding from the government to help those who, in America, were poor and those who were old. The introduction of the Affordable Care Act made it easier for those who could not afford healthcare, part of health care, or those with pre-existing conditions to receive insurance. I am exploring whether this government intervention could lower the percentage of people who failed to receive medical care due to the high costs. I explore relevant literature which addresses the following: the reasons America should keep Obamacare, the large costs of medical bills varying from check-ups to medication, inefficiencies in the current and previous system, and the limitations that ACA has. Through data collection and analysis, I prove that healthcare, while potentially costly, can have an overall positive outcome is administered in the right way.