The control of health sector by the private sector dates back to the time when of development of medical sector and hence it has been difficult for the government to take full charge. (Hartman, 2007)
This paper will come up with an initiative that will provide a plan that can be used by the government to change the heath care system in the country. It will review various aspects of the health care scheme including tax, insurance, government health centers, and other which can help to streamline the health sector.
This heath care plan will come up with various recommendations that can be used as remedy for some of the thorny issue in the health sector. The following are the recommendations that I can make to change the health care system in America
The health insurance scheme in the US has continuously become a burden for the employers. There have been various complain from employers that the cost of health insurance scheme for the workers has been having a heavy impact on the budget and therefore some of the companies have resulted either to reducing the size of the employees or to altering the terms of employment. Although there has been a massive company to encourage the companies to contribute to the health insurance scheme of their workers, the cost of this contribution and tax has reduced their profits by a large margin.
Therefore my suggestion would be to reduce the amount of contribution that employer make to the insurance scheme for their workers. This can be carried out in many ways. First the amount of contribute per employee can be reduced. Second the cost of this contribution can be shard between the employer and the employee. This relieves the employer of the burden and act as incentives to employ more people.
Reducing the insurance among the unemployed
The list of those who are employed who are not insured has been increasing as companies take drastic measures to reduce the cost of health insurance on their budget. As such there are those who are considered employed and hence not insured since they can afford their medical expenses. However this has been contrary as most of them cannot meet their daily expense and at the same time meet their medical expense. Therefore the most important way to address this issue would be adjusting the criteria for insurance qualifications among the employed. This adjustment will see the admission of those with a lower salary scale who are not likely to meet their medical expenses. This has to be reflected in adjusted qualification criteria for children which mean there should be the same adjustment in the children health insurance scheme to admit children of those who are not insured and are employed.
Changing health related licensing laws
Throughout the history of the United States, there has been contribution of the government and the private sector in provision of health care for the people. As such there has been need to give the private sector strength in order to provide for health care. It has been observed that most the people in the United States purchase their insurance premiums through the private