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Providing Universal Healthcare

            The United States of America is the only country in the world that neglects its obligation to secure universal health coverage for its citizens. Approximately thirty nine million Americans lack health insurance. There are four different healthcare proposals currently waiting to be approved by the United States congress, all of which will only furnish a circumscribed amount of benefits and services. Unfortunately, a universal health plan will create a bureaucratic health .
             system, taking control and pliability away from its citizens, causing long waiting lists for surgeries and procedures, as it is with other countries with a universal healthcare system. The push for universal coverage is based on the appealing premise that everyone should have access to the best health care possible whenever they need it. The big question is, who will provide this coverage? The government? Insurance companies? Or consumers themselves? All Americans .
             should have access to healthcare regardless of income, employment, or pre-existent health .
             In a recent article by writer Marcia Clemmitt, titled "Health-Care Reform," she expresses her continued contempt for what is referred to as Obama Care (health-care reform) stating that it will increase federal spending, creating expensive entitlements and using budget gimmicks to hide the true costs of the massive expansion of federal spending. She further claims that it fails to lower costs or provide any real solutions to the trillions of dollars in red ink facing existing .
             entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. The reason for this article is the recent healthcare law presented by President Barack Obama and passed by congress. Clemmitt admits the need for a better healthcare system, but she insists that it will have a devastating impact on the federal budget. She goes on to explain that the true cost was concealed by delaying expensive subsidies until 2014 while starting tax hikes and Medicare cuts much earlier.

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