Need an argumentative essay on Employer Health Insurance Mandates. Needs to be 18 pages. Please no plagiarism.
In as early as the time of Theodore Roosevelt’s Bull Moose party, there were already campaign platforms that mention health insurance. This was around 1912. Then we also have the progressive reformers who asserted for compulsory health insurance. Years passed and debates went on. Every American seems to agree that there is a need for a national health insurance system. However, there is no consensus as to how the health reform shall be executed. Many have promised to improve the system by removing the bureaucratic red tape in the picture. However, due to the other priorities that took most of the attention of the former presidents, health care has never progressed fast. The event of September 11, 2001 attacks pushed health reforms in the background and the issue of terrorism in the foreground. As the administration changed last 2009, health care reform once again became an important consideration. President Obama had been very vocal about the American health care system as one of the top priorities of his administration. He even said in his address to the Congress that “[h]ealth care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year” (2009). There are many ways to justify this position of President Obama. For one, in 1999 alone, the costs for health administration in the United States reached $294.3 billion and this is three times bigger than the costs in Canada but it is the latter that is now reputed to be one of the countries that provide more than ample provisions in health insurance (Woolhandler, 2003). Actually, among the members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development or OECD, United States is the only high-income generating country left that does not provide universal health care coverage (Holstein & Litzinger, 2008). It is about time that there should be a consensus that health care reform is imperative. Numerous cases may be cited just to point out how important health reform is. We do commend the government’s efforts to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of the United States health system. .