Government Role In Healthcare

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How is the role of government likely to change? The government role in healthcare is to assure the well-being of the American people. Since the ACA has passed lots of uninsured has applied and now are insured. It is to the new government we owe thanks and hope it continue its aid to the American people. Booz Allen and Hamilton (2012) reported that “Healthcare spending in the United States is projected to grow 5.8 percent annually through 2020, placing increasingly larger burdens on American households and the economy with each passing year” (p. 3 para. 1). Many reasons of the increase has to do with the growing of new technologies. The government needs to endorse hospital with new technology product as an incentives, that way it will reduce…show more content…
The people depend on the government to control the cost of the care because many of them are employed, unemployed, living in poverty, or ill. Those employed are seeking better health since its being deducted out their paycheck. They also want lower deduction/copay and I hope in the next couple years we will see that. According to Douglas (2007) “conservatives have been pushing for smaller government, and have consistently called for reduced social spending, less regulation, and more tax cuts. But not everyone agrees. Once the fiscal crisis hit in the fall of 2008 and the economy began to melt down, quickly there were calls for superior and more active government. Many people wanted a massive federal stimulus plan to ward off an economic depression, and others demanded the widespread re-regulation of financial markets to prevent a recurrence of these problems” (p. 1 para.…show more content…
In the years to come more Americans will apply for Medicaid insurance. We shall see more growth in the Medicaid and perhaps more change or more benefits will be add on. Since the ACA has passed the uninsured rates is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023. “Health care costs are increasing at a slower rate thanks to the Affordable Care Act,” said Marilyn Tavenner, CMS administrator. “The dramatic decrease in the number of uninsured Americans is a win for our country and its economy in the future” (CMS p. 1, para. 1). The more growth in Medicaid insurance, the more health care cost rate we will rise. The potential growth however would not stop if birth rate, illnesses, poverty and unemployment is

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