Health Care In The United States | Article Reviews

PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES. (2016). NPR.  Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/assets/img/2016/02/26/PatientPerspectives.pdf

The article focuses on the affordability of health care in the US and, more specifically, on the quality and costs of health care services. The article refers to the study of the attitude and opinion of Americans about their personal health care plans and health care costs and compare them to views of Americans on health care costs and quality of health care at the state level. The article reveals several noteworthy facts. First, the article reveals the strong belief of the majority of Americans that the quality of their health care services is excellent. Second, the majority of Americans involved in the study believe that their level of health care costs is affordable. At the same time, the study reveals that many Americans believe that the overall health care costs in the US have increased substantially. Moreover, they believe that the quality of health care services at the state level is not high. This means that Americans tend to have very positive perception of their health care services and their costs and believe the costs of health care services is high. In such a way, the perception of health care services by Americans is quite controversial in the perception of health care services and their costs. However, the trend to the growth of health care costs is obvious, but this trend is not obvious for Americans because health care services are affordable for the majority of them. Hence, they develop a critical view on health care services at the state level but fail to perceive growing costs at the personal level, probably due to the high quality of health care services.

Schoen, C. (2016). The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Economy: A Five-Year Perspective. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2016/feb/1860_schoen_aca_and_us_economy_v2.pdf 

The author of the article conducts the analysis of economic effects of the ACA o the US economy and health care services. The authors attempts to evaluate critically assumptions that the ACA will have a negative impact on the US economy because of the drastic rise of health care costs because of the ACA provisions and expansion of health care plans and their coverage. The author insists that the ACA did not have the negative impact on the US economy as opponents of the health care reform. Instead, the author argues that the ACA contributed to the growth of jobs and had rather positive than negative effects on the US economy. The author explains this trend by the reduction of the speed of health care costs’ growth. The author argues that after the introduction of the ACA health care costs did not grow as fast as they used to grow before.

The trend to the slowdown of the growth of health care costs is very important because health care costs grew rapidly before the economic recession. In such a way, the economy of the US benefited from the optimization of health care costs. The slower growth of health care costs has a positive impact on the economic growth. Therefore, the author concludes that the development of the US economy benefits from the ACA. The act helped to balance financial flows and made the rise of health care costs more reasonable than it used to be before the economic recession.

Troy, T.D. and Wilson, D.M. (2015). The Affordability of Employer Sponsored Care and the ACA Exchange Health Care Plans. American Health Policy Institute. Retrieved from http://americanhealthpolicy.org/content/documents/resources/Affordability_Employer_Sponsored_Care_and_ACA_Plans_.pdf

The authors of the article focus on the problem of the impact of the Affordable Care Act and, more specifically, on the employers and employees. The authors of the article argue that the introduction of the ACA has changed the traditional employer-employee relations in regard to the health care insurance which was traditionally provided for employees by their employers. The introduction of new regulations raised new requirements and challenges in face of employers that resulted in the reduction of the employer health care insurance plans for employees to comply with new regulations under the ACA concerning their involvement in the coverage of health care plans, taxes, and other financial issues. As a result, health care insurance did not become as affordable as it was expected to become, when the ACA has been just introduced. In this regard, the authors argue that the ACA has just the contrary effect or, at least, fail to reach its main goal, which was making health care services affordable for all Americans. The authors of the article refer to statistics to prove their point. They argue that, in spite of the introduction of the ACA, 109 million of Americans face the problem of the unaffordability of health care services under ACA’s public exchanges. Changes introduced by the ACA result in the employer’s coverage of health care insurance for employees. As a result, health care services have become rather unaffordable than affordable after the introduction of the ACA. In this regard, the authors insist that the major problem caused by the ACA is the reduction of health care coverage by employers. The authors view this trend the major drawback of the ACA because health care coverage plans offered by employers were quite effective and covered health care costs of many employees and their families. The authors are pessimistic about the future since they believe that, in the future, the number of Americans, for whom health care service s are unaffordable will grow even more.

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PATIENTS’ PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES. (2016). NPR.  Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/assets/img/2016/02/26/PatientPerspectives.pdf

Schoen, C. (2016). The Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Economy: A Five-Year Perspective. The Commonwealth Fund. Retrieved from http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/files/publications/fund-report/2016/feb/1860_schoen_aca_and_us_economy_v2.pdf 

Troy, T.D. and Wilson, D.M. (2015). The Affordability of Employer Sponsored Care and the ACA Exchange Health Care Plans. American Health Policy Institute. Retrieved from http://americanhealthpolicy.org/content/documents/resources/Affordability_Employer_Sponsored_Care_and_ACA_Plans_.pdf

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