Health Care Expenditure

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Christina Calderon
HCS 440
December 8, 2012
John Branner/ Instructor

Healthcare Expenditure
Healthcare in the United States can be a controversial issue and individual’s views differ from the policymakers. The controversial issue is some agree with the money being spent and some do not agree with the money being spent on Healthcare. This paper will be discussing to support of healthcare expenditure and how it is necessary for the American population.
Current Level of National Healthcare Expenditures: Healthcare costs have been one of the most expensive things and is still continuing to be expensive. It cost patients over $8,000 dollars for each patient per year, which is more than double of other nations. Staying healthy in the United States has its sacrifices and do so is very expensive. In fact, in 2009, the average annual cost of health care was $7,960 dollars per person which is two and a half times what it was in Japan for the same year ("Healthcare Expenditure", 2012) 15%to 25% of the American population has no healthcare coverage due to a lack of any form of universal health care America spent $2.6 trillion dollars on health care in 2011; about one in every six dollars went into the healthcare system (Kliff, 2012). A third of that spending $750 billion did nothing to make anyone healthier. That $750 billion was just wasteful and who knows where it was spent.
Spending Too Much or Not Enough? I think the United States takes advantage of the opportunity each American has to be able to have insurance and the ability to afford healthcare. For me I believe that healthcare is the top priority along with my child and family. Unfortunately I do believe that the United States is spending a lot of money on healthcare, but I also believe that it needs to be distributed in all sections of the healthcare system not just a primary focus on one or two sections.…...

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