National Health Insurance: Truly Taking Care of a Nation

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Anitra Williams (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Sonia Tinsley

Abstract: Implementing national (universal) health insurance for the United States is an issue that deserves to be looked at by government officials. Having this type of insurance coverage in the country would help to cover the millions of uninsured and underinsured citizens of the United States. In order to support the reasons for implementing the universal coverage, information has been gathered that covers a variety of areas. For over a century, the American government has discussed the issue of national health insurance. Past supporters of the issue include former Presidents Truman and Nixon. Recently, Ezekiel Emanuel and Anna M. Miller have created types of universal coverage systems that can easily been implemented without causing too much frenzy for citizens. To help show people how universal coverage affects citizens, there is information included about the plans that have been implemented by San Francisco and Canada. San Francisco has created, implemented, and expanded its Healthy Kids Program. This program covers children and young adults until the age of 24. On a national level, Canada has implemented universal coverage for its citizens and it has had a positive effect on the country, the citizens, the government, the economy, and the healthcare industry.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2008
National Health Insurance, Insurance Coverage, Uninsured, America, Healthy Kids Program, Health, Universal Coverage System,

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