Can Our Current System Handle the New Health Care Reform?
The new health care reform made some drastic changes to the health care system in the United States. Critics charged that the supporters of the bill did not study the changes deeply enough to know the long-term effects of what the changes mean. Health insurance companies, hospitals and doctor offices will scramble to make the necessary changes in time, but it is uncertain that health care providers will be able to do so before new health care reform bill takes full effect.
Can Our System Handle It?
Unless a Republican congress or the lawsuit filed against the bill repeal it, doctors and hospitals will experience some problems during the change over. The new rules are still unclear, but doctors and hospitals may receive an influx of newly insured patients, or may find that former patients they covered now have insurance. The problem arises not from the extra money or the paperwork, but rather if the influx causes new patients. The influx may cause a waiting list and conditions similar to those that already exist in the public-run health care systems like the ones that exist in Canada and Great Britain.
New Health Care Reform Will Not Change Medical Care Drastically
Despite the scramble for people and companies to figure out whether it is better to provide health care insurance or to pay the fine, hospitals and doctor will carry on with their business, at least from the patient’s perspective. The doctors and insurance companies will see the biggest changes, given the volume of business. What no one knows yet is if the new health care reform rules will make insurance companies more profitable or drive them into debt. The old rules allowed insurance companies to deny people coverage based on the risk they presented. It may cause people to leave Medicare plans, but that does not mean it will reduce government expenditures.
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