Without the right infrastructure in place, adopting the “single-payer” approach to resolve the health care crisis in the U.S. will yield many adverse outcomes. As witnessed in Ontario, Canada, the “Medicare for All” proposal has created a list of unanticipated problems that limit access to different healthcare operations in the country. In this regard, many people are supposed to evaluate their conditions with the selected insurers before seeking treatment from various healthcare providers in the country (Oberlander 2019, 1498). While Bernie Sanders believes that Medicare for All will be a viable solution to the current healthcare crisis in the U.S., demystifying the misconceptions around the bill would have a significant impact on the people’s view towards his argument. Importantly, the proposed healthcare bill will take four years to implement, as opposed to the immediate effect that the public expects it to have on their lifestyles.
In Ontario, Canada, many sickly people are waiting for their turn to access treatment and other medical services that will improve their healthcare situation. In this case, the country is recording a failing healthcare system caused by the limited supply of medical expertise to match the growing number of patients visiting different medical facilities. “Waiting your Turn” is now a concept that defines the measures taken by different patients in Ontario before a medical practitioner can attend them. Just like Ontario, adopting the program without considering the corresponding effects it will have on the public will interfere with its impact on people’s views towards healthcare (Blomqvist and Rosalie 2019, 15). Likewise, the U.S. should only adopt Bernie Sander’s proposed bill after ensuring that the relevant measures have been put in place to contain the growing number of cases affecting individuals in their immediate environment.
The representative should not support Medicare for All bill because of the limited healthcare resources in the U.S. and its surroundings. Before adopting and implementing the different recommendations in the bill, the representative should first question the ability of the U.S. to contain the different health cases recorded in the country. Likewise, medical practitioners and expertise should match the demand for healthcare, an aspect that is currently lacking in the U.S.’s healthcare scene (Peterson 2019, 1521). Supporting the bill translates to exposing patients to additional problems that will have long-term implications on the people. Instead, the representative should engage individuals to explain how the law will affect their lifestyles directly. Building a rapport with the public enables them to encounter various aspects that define their focus towards life. Controlling people’s thoughts requires policymakers to connect with the people and evaluate the measures associated with the outcomes of their decision-making processes.
Medicare for All is a noble healthcare concept that eliminates any hindrances that limit people from accessing affordable and quality healthcare. In this regard, adopting the bill will raise taxes to cater to the establishment of structures to support the increasing demand for care. However, the time taken to implement the concept might delay the positive outcomes associated with the bill, a move that interferes with the choices made by individuals regarding their connection with various aspects in their surrounding environment. Notably, opposing the bill while offering solutions that can be used to improve the current healthcare system addresses problems that can be eliminated through enhancing the healthcare system. By creating a healthy relationship between the government, healthcare providers, and insurance corporations, the public can benefit from a working healthcare system that caters to their needs.
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Oberlander, Jonathan, Ph.D., “Lessons from the Long and Winding Road to Medicare for all.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 11, 2019, pp. 1497-1500. DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305295. Link: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305295
Peterson, Mark A., Ph.D. “Enacting Medicare for all: Balancing Ambition with the Needs of Statecraft.” American Journal of Public Health, vol. 109, no. 11, 2019, pp. 1521-1522. DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305339. Link: https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2019.305339