Is Trump really making the U.S. healthcare system worse?

President Trump applauds a “solid, sharp and powerfully focused” Chinese President Xi Jinping for his treatment of the coronavirus flare-up. According to Trump, “President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation”.

However, this has led to some unrest in the country as people began questioning Trump’s strategies.  When numerous Chinese are criticizing Xi for concealing the outbreak, should America’s leader side with a despot who rebuffed specialists as opposed to tuning in to them?

Even though, Trump’s statement was not well versed and might be considered destructive, more attention should be given to the health care situation in U.S., which has been declining day by day given the President’s policies. Trump has proposed huge spending cuts for Medicaid, the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which would leave the U.S. increasingly helpless against a pandemic.

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The current health care situation is a result of a series of wrong decisions that go way back, and Trump is presently exacerbating them. Specifically, his claim to obliterate Obamacare without offering anything to have its spot is the stature of recklessness; it’s not strategy but rather “vandalism”.

In some context, America’s medicinal services are extraordinary. Especially, the discoveries in anti-cancer treatments are remarkable and are actively sparing lives. However, there are still some fundamental flaws in the system.

To begin with, results are average and unjust. Rich Americans live 20 years longer than poor Americans, and low-pay American men have around the life span of men living in Sudan. A few American districts have a shorter life expectancy than Cambodia.

One investigation found that 21,000 American youngsters’ lives would be spared every year if U.S. had similar death rates as the remainder of the rich nations. The low expectancy rate causes 2 more two deaths per hour in the United States as compared to its neighboring countries.

According to Reinhardt, “Prices for virtually any health care product or service in the United States tend to be at least twice as high as those for comparable products or services in other countries”. On average, a U.S. citizen spends around $10,000 on health care annually – this is more than twice the amount people in France, Canada and Japan spend. Despite the overly priced healthcare system, life expectancy in U.S. is still lower than other developed nations.

As per Deaton, “Unless costs are somehow reined in, the long-run prospects for less-educated Americans remain bleak”.

In the course of the most recent 20 years, the expenses have soar, fundamentally due to the expansion in overhead of private insurance providers. In view of 2017 statistics, a gathering of specialists reasoned that if U.S. had coordinated the authoritative expenses of Canada, it would’ve managed to spare $600 billion annually.

The study showed that per capita spending on healthcare in U.S. is almost five times for than the expenditure in Canada. “In 2017, the costs were approximately $812 billion, making it around $2497 per capita. On the contrary, the costs in the neighboring country was $551 per head”.


Mariyam Tanveer

Recently graduated from LUMS, I now work as Researcher and a Freelance Writer on Ask Health News

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