The United States is the largest economy and strives to position itself as an ideal democracy. As such, the country must safeguard the health of its population by providing high-quality health care services to its population. However, the cost is an equally significant factor that affects the accessibility to such services. The problem is widespread in the country and therefore requires the effective solution in order to safeguard the productivity of the population.Access to high-quality healthcare is minimal in some of the country’s poorest populations. Low-income families cannot access such services. The country has few health facilities especially in low-income neighborhoods with most of such public facilities remaining understaffed. Private healthcare facilities that have appropriate equipment among other resources target a high market customer and therefore locate their facilities strategically in wealthy neighborhoods and in cities. The rural populations, most of whom are low-income earners face major challenges including few and understaffed health facilities. Such is a factor that requires effective and timely government intervention since the low-income earners are always the majority in any economy. Most of such families lead low-quality lifestyles and wallow in poverty often die prematurely.Cost and skewed distribution of health facilities have remained the most notorious problems affecting the American health system. Americans live in a highly competitive economy where some have more than two jobs just to make a living. Despite such, the cost of health care remains out of reaches for most families. Despite the low rates of unemployment in the country, a large section of the population cannot afford high-quality health care owing to the unique features of the systems.
Public Policy Issue in Health Care