Problems in U.S Health Care System

Problems in U.S. Health Care System
Staci Berry
MHA614: Policy Formation & Leadership in Health Organizations (NDD13310A)
Instructor: Judy Roberts
April 14, 2013

Problems in U.S. Health Care System
In this paper we will discuss some of the major problems facing the U.S. health care system. This paper will talk about how these problems are affecting individuals in society today. In this paper we will discuss these two problems facing the U.S. health care system, the lack of coordination of care as well as the duplications of efforts. We will research each of these problems and explore strategic options as well as specific recommendations for change.
There are many problems facing the U.S. healthcare system.   These problems include issues with managed care, access to care, issues with long term care, as well as quality patient care. There are so many issues within our healthcare system that it is in need of makeover. Politics plays a huge role in what policies are implemented and which ones are not. Many times politics creates so much red tape that has to be gone through that many policies to improve health care are never heard or seen by those of importance.
There have been many attempts at trying to fix the problems with the health care system. “The country has been on the verge of national health reform many times before. In the early 1900s, smaller proposals began to pave the way. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Moose Party campaigned on a platform calling for health insurance for industry; and as early as 1915, Progressive reformers ineffectively campaigned in eight states for a state-based system of compulsory health insurance” ( Many of the efforts that have been attempted have resulted in nothing but failure.
The costs of health care coverage is continuing to rise which is making it more and more difficult for Americans to be able to afford any type of health care coverage. With the economy in the mess that it has been in there...