All about Health Care


We all worry about our health now and again and it is important that we have a doctor who understands us, can diagnose quickly the things we need and send us for tests when it is needed. We need a doctor who can fight our corner and speak up for us when the insurance company is being difficult.

In the United States health insurance is required of every person who needs some sort of medical attention. Those without insurance cannot get access to a doctor or treatment unless they can actually pay for it out of their own pockets. The reason people need insurance is so that they can go to their doctor or the hospital and have the necessary tests, treatment, medicine and other medical accessories that they need to get well again. All medical insurance is privately purchased, with the exception of Medicare and Medicaid-social insurance programs run by the government for those who are elderly or disabled. Those of Medicare have paid their Social Security contributions during the years they were employed. Those on Medicaid have usually never worked due to a disability, or are on the poverty line.

Coverage Levels

While medical insurance will cover most of your doctor or hospital expenses, most clients also have a mandatory co-pay for doctor visits and for medication. There are some contingencies to some health care plans, but they should be researched to find out the exact details. Since around 2000 the amount of Americans who have health care in Harrisburg PA has been on a slow decline. In general, across the country, slightly under 84% of Americans had some level of insurance, but compared to previous years there is a definite fall in the overall percentage. This could be due to rising costs of insurance, loss of certain portions of income and having less expendable income to cover extras such as insurance.

Coverage scope can be extremely varied and there are probably many people in the United States whose health care insurance is not as adequate as it should be. Because of this, many people may attend their doctor or a hospital and find out that they are not covered for certain medications, treatment or tests and have to spend from their own pockets or skip the treatment and tests altogether

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Author: Kendrick Wilkes

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