Private vs. Public Healthcare in the U.S.
It’s no longer a secret that the Healthcare system in the United States is in a state of confusion. Many people either can’t afford healthcare or aren’t getting the proper care they need for their medical problems and physical disabilities.
Insurance companies are meant to help the clients they have to maintain excellent health and receive any medical treatments they need. Even though this sounds simple, it isn’t always quite that easy. Some insurance providers won’t pay out for certain medical issues and injuries. Making sure to check reviews on these different providers before you choose one can save you a lot of trouble and headache in the long run.
What Kinds of Health Care are Available?
There are different types of insurance companies that will provide various kinds of policies and plans. Health care plans that are provided to you by your employer are considered private health insurance. This is deemed private since you have to be an employee to receive any medical, vision or dental benefits.
Public health insurance is provided by the government. It is public and uses taxes that we pay to help those who cannot afford the proper care they need. They also offer health insurance plans and packages to those who don’t have it. This is a particularly great option for those who’s employer doesn’t provide medical plans and health benefits. Individuals with serious medical disabilities typically can’t work and don’t have the ability to receive health care from their employer. The Affordable Care Act would be an example of this kind of health insurance.
Why Choose Private Health Care?
For several reasons, private health care is still considered more desirable. It used to be that private medical insurance plans cost lower in general and provided more coverage. Within the last 15 years, the price has begun to rise. Individuals preferred the benefits they received from their employers and the market demand began to increase.
There are fewer companies and businesses offering these health plans nowadays. However, more and more people are looking into private healthcare plans since the Obamacare mandate. The order basically stated that every citizen had to have health insurance or they would be fined. This forced many uninsured Americans to hastily purchase health plans that they could not afford. Those who didn’t buy were fined and in some cases for a tremendous amount.
The difference in quality between private and public insurance can be immense. A comparison more noticeable than that would be the United States healthcare versus international health around the world. The news and social media have made it apparent to us that there are other ways that the medical system can be applied. Canadian medical care and other health care programs across seas are considered easier to apply for and receive treatments at little to no cost.
The moral of the story is that health care reform has changed dramatically over the last decade or so. It’s always changing and will change dramatically again with the reform of Obamacare in 2017. Make sure that you are ready for these changes. Don’t be hasty when it comes to your medical care and the care of your family.