Universal Health Care

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Universal Health Care

Traci Ledford

HHS 235

University of Phoenix, Axia College

Kevin Hayes

July 26, 2008


Universal Health Care

Introduced to the House of Representative on February 8, 2005, House Resolution 676 (H.R. 676) is a bill proposed to provide coverage for all the residents of the United States. The full text of this bill is available from the Library of Congress. (H.R. 676). The title of this Act is the "United States National Health Insurance Act" (USNHI), or the "Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act" (. (H.R.676).

The outline of this bill is in five titles with subsections. The titles are Title I: Eligibility and Benefits, Title II: Finances, with subtitles A: Budgeting and Payments and B: Funding, Title III: Administration, Title IV: Additional Provisions and Title V: Effective Date. Each of these ttiles is broken down into secitons.

The most informative sections fall under Title I: Eligibility and Benefits.

All residents of the United States are eligible for coverage under this proposed health care plan. In order to receive the benefits of the health care program, families and individuals should register by filling out an application with a health care provider. All residents are eligible for health care coverage, but everyone must fill out an application to receive a benefits card with a personalized health care number on it. (H.R. 676).

The benefits covered in this proposed bill are primary care, preventive care, inpatient and outpatient care, emergency care, prescriptions and mecical equipment, long-term care including mental health care and substance abuse treatment, chiropractic services and dental and vision services, excluding cosmetic services. (H.R. 676). These benefits should be availbable through any licensed health care provider with no deductibles, co-payments, or other cost sharing plans. (H.R. 676).