Healthcare in America
One of my family friends that I have interviewed for a school project got me interested in healthcare. Now, she is applying for medical school and talked about working for a clinic where not only were most people not American citizens, but were fifity percent the poverty level with no healthcare. It made me wonder how many other people in America had this situation. It made me also wonder how we would fix this healthcare problem.
Like Edwards, she would legally mandate that uninsured individuals obtain health coverage -- and would provide hefty subsidies for those who cannot afford it on their own. The Clinton and Edwards plans (along with a more narrowly drawn proposal advanced by Barack Obama) would be largely financed by rolling back the Bush era tax cuts for those earning more than $250,000
The Congressional Budget office calculates that close to 60 million Americas are uninsured during any time during the year, that's in the Medical Expediture survey. In that same survey they caluculated that close to 30 million people are uninsured for the entire year. This is from1998. In this quote form physicatric news, CBO stands for Congressional Budget Office.
And one of the problems of "uninsurance"—a term commonly used to denote not having health insurance—appears to be one with legs: some people are likely to be insured, uninsured, then insured again within the same year. Short- and long-term states of uninsurance are separate problems that may require distinct policy approaches, the CBO report suggests. Notably, the CBO report refutes the widely disseminated figure of 40 million uninsured, saying the number of Americans without health insurance for an entire year is more likely to be between 21 million and 31 million.