New health care laws

It allows Americans to save tax free dollars which can be used for the purpose of healthcare of the individual and the companies. More than 3 million people in America has enrolled in HAS. It provides flexibility for the individuals and companies to spend their dollars on healthcare. With the help of the Agenda made by the president on healthcare, the self-employed, workers for companies those who do not offer healthcare policies and the unemployed are benefited and they get access to employer healthcare plans, for these kind of people the government has reduced the tax on paying the premiums for HSA insurance policies.

For the people who are not working especially the retirees, the government provided tax free for an HSA account. The American Government enabled portable insurance Policies. By this the employees can control, own and be able to shift the policy where ever they want. Usually, the health insurance is not valid if the person shifts from one company to the other. But by this agenda, the president has permitted that the health insurance is valid across the states. The President in his Agenda has introduced Association health plans (AHPs).

To purchase health coverage, AHPs combine the small businesses; by this the association members can pay premiums at a lower rate. Establishing community Health Centers in poorer communities has been proposed to make health care available. Community health center or rural clinic in every high-poverty country has set out to be established. They are many benefits with the implication of healthcare but if the law is not followed, there may be misuse of the benefits. In the medicare bill, the impact of the prescription drug is different for different types of beneficiaries.

Most seniors are disappointed with the medicare prescription drug benefit. Though prescription drug benefit would allow affording the drugs they need but the companies that administer may limit to less brand name and low cost medicines. In this, the companies are benefited but the public is affected. The federal government with the help of private companies is going to provide prescription drug discount cards, but according to the survey of Mercer Human Resource Consulting, the senior citizens are not going to be benefited.

According to the survey, Medicare premiums would rise sharply as Medicare is going to compete with the private insurers. For the traditional Medicare, the current premium is $58. 70 a month . Medical beneficiaries concern about the retirees whether the employers are going to offer them drug coverage. For the pharmaceutical company, the medicare bill is the big victory but for some private health plans which are cost-effective, they would like to receive subsidies from Medicare which they cannot receive up to their expectations.

By the medicare bill, doctors will be benefited because the compensation rates to the doctors who treat the medicare patients will be increased for doing high technology tests and Medicare pays too little for talking and examining with patients . Medicare could use some fixing at the margins. It pays doctors too much for doing high-technology tests and procedures and too little for examining and talking with patients. Rural hospitals also will get benefited by this because rural hospitals get $25 billion to compensate for a low number of patients.

For most senior citizens, who spend moderate to high, will be benefited by the medicare bill. But for the citizen who is spending low on the health care would not be benefited. Almost the tax payers are the losers. By the medicare bill, some of the organizations and individuals get benefited but some may not. If every thing happens according to the law, and if the private companies, public and government go hand in hand, then everyone will be benefited. If not, some sections of the society in one or the other form may suffer. Reference: 1. Edward W.

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