U.S. Medicaid drawbacks
usinfo | 2014-09-04 17:25


Medicaid program was founded in 1965, its purpose is to provide medical protection for the poor. Until now, the U.S. Medicaid program spent a total of $ 3.2 trillion, which is the largest U.S. government health care program in addition to medical insurance system. In the Medicaid program, the poor pay only 50% -70% of the bill, the rest by the government foot the bill. In the U.S., more than 50 million people depend on this project for self-health protection. Medicaid enrollment of most poor families more than one child, but the majority of Medicaid funds spent on the elderly and disabled or body.

The United States population below the poverty line does have some special free public health services, but if a family income exceeds the poverty line, there is no right to enjoy the free medical services. According to the survey, 80 percent of people without health insurance than the poverty line income, but they do not have enough money to pay for private health insurance.

Each state 's accounting fraud problems. These false accounts of accounting is called " creative accounting " ( those good at cooking the books accounting ) . Since this program funded jointly by the federal and state governments , the states are willing overcharged Medicaid, the federal government in order to be able to get more money . Bush wants to give the states greater flexibility to plan their health care system , but do not increase spending on the poor.

Problem drug prices . Soaring prescription drug prices also makes many people apply for the program , in order to alleviate the burden of their own drugs . Because fear can not afford the huge medical expenses, but not a lot of life to seek to heal the sick , resulting in more severe and longer-term medical problems.

Employer-provided health insurance for the long-term decline. Although private health insurance ( 6.9% per year from 2000 to 2003 ) compared to 12.6% employer-sponsored plan , but the United States is the only country of all the industrialized countries do not give all citizens the basic medical services. Nearly 39 million Americans are mostly low-income , they do not have basic health insurance. 10 Americans is seven to rely on their employers to get health insurance. However, in the case of the current economic downturn , employers are often the first to cut medical benefits , making their employees have to pay from their own pockets to afford health insurance costs. Many people do not buy health insurance if the employer , and he can not afford health insurance .


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