The issue of the uninsured in terms of health care has been given due consideration in the movie John Q. In the year 2000 to 2004, the number of people who are uninsured has grown in a steady rate. Within this period of time, almost 29. 4% of the population or 45. 8 Americans has not been registered with any insurance company, public or private. This is directly proportional to the decline in employment and lower salary received by the lower middle and middle class. Similar in the movie, companies were forced to divert funds from salary benefits including health care, and used it to compensate for the weakening economy.
Small companies were forced to remove health care coverage for their employees due to fear of bankruptcy. The employees were not able to resist such changes due to fear of losing their jobs. President Barack Obama has established a policy to address several issues regarding this crisis. Mainly, he intends to decrease health care prices by reducing tax of medical services, formulating a system and series of laws to allow easy importation of cheap but effective medicines from credible sources and regular implementation of preventive strategies for both acute and chronic diseases.
By reducing financial burden of major health care institutions, cost of services will go down. Large drug companies take advantage of citizens by increasing prices indiscriminately. Using medicines from other countries which is put in a lower price but is of equal potency is the best way to deal with this (Zeleny, 2008). 6. Canada is one of the best providers of health care to its citizens. Basically, the government monitors financial flow from different sectors and implements constant and meticulous revisions in policies for economic and employment sector.
In this way, equal distribution of resources would allow majority of the citizens to avail health care services while companies can afford to form collaboration with private medical institutions in providing employees with treatments. Basically, the strict economic laws maintain an ample and steady income for everyone. The United States should also implement an effective economic policy that would include tax cuts to majority of suffering citizens to give them extra budget to handle medical expenses (Kosterlitz, 1996).
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