Americans' Access to Healthcare Still Lacking
The CDC's National Center for Health Statistics said in its report that 15.4 percent of Americans lacked health insurance in 2009, compared to 14.7 percent in 2008. A U.S. healthcare overhaul passed in March would allow young adults to stay on their parents' plans longer and would require more Americans to buy health insurance.Once fully implemented in 2014, the U.S. government projects, the new law will expand insurance coverage to 32 million uninsured Americans.
Surveys like the one conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are used to determine health care reform. Healthcare is one of the biggest problems facing this country, especially with over 45,000 people a year dying from causes related to a lack of healthcare and access to good care, according to a Harvard study published in September.
According to the survey atleast 15 percent of people living in the U.S. don't have healthcare. This raises a lot of interesting questions like: What is the best solution to getting everyone insured? Are insurance companies abusing their power and charging too much? The Los Angeles Times' reported that Anthem Blue Cross was recently investigated for increasing rates exorbitantly. Does there need to be a cap on insurance rates?
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