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The Health Care System

The success of any nation is dependent on the quality of their health care system in responding to diverse market needs without any form of prejudice. The quality of health care is entrenched on a number of measures and limits that could be mostly achieved through extravagant expenditure, but the level of efficiency attained as a result of a given expenditure. The United States of America has a very expensive health care expenditure in the world but fails to commensurate it with the quality for the people.

The probable challenge for the healthcare expenditure paradox is the failure to put out an elaborate framework premised on realizing efficiency based on an analogy of attaining value for every dollar spends on the undertaking.  This paper looks into two different articles to comparatively evaluate their thoughts on the health care system based on the assertions about different models applied but failed to enhance the essence of better service delivery.

The first article penned by Megan McArdle delivers substantive insights on how liberals are wrong on their critique regarding the arguments that free market health care is not possible. The author develops a host of counter-narratives that poke holes on the liberals take that free market health care structures would not attain efficiency for the people (McArdle, 4). The evidence that supports the inability of free markets to enhance quality health care relies on the theory renowned by Stanford economists Ken Arrow which is the distinction of health care from other market products.

The Economist looks into health care from a unique perspective of an arrangement that could not be handled from a laissez-fair approach. The healthcare necessities are characterized by barriers to entry, unpredictability, payment system, asymmetrical information, and the need for trust (McArdle, 4). Nonetheless, the author likens health care to other products in debunking the uniqueness since they equally encounter barriers to entry, operate on trust, and experience volatility. The rebuttal provides a basis for the proposition of the author on the need to adopt a hybrid approach that looks into both the state input and market forces operationalization for improving on the quality of the health care system.

However, in the second article Claudia Chaufan looks in the single-payer system as a requisite model for achieving efficiency despite the concerted efforts put out to develop reforms in the health care system (Chaufan, 152). The need to ensure the health care system is efficient lies in how the high expenditure attains value in sustaining a living for the people rather than having in place a faulty system which stifles the expected progression. The single payer system revolutionized the United States health care through the initiatives put out centered on creating mechanisms that allow every person to access the best health care at affordable rates. The system provides extensive input in improving the quality of life notwithstanding the political pronouncements that seek to discredit the efficiency it delivers on the people.

The author reiterates President Barack Obama’s argument that indeed it would be important to understand the benefits of the Affordable Care Act in realizing universal health coverage (Chaufan, 152). The Affordable Care Act represents an indication of a situation that provides a single payer health system which manages to achieve both the universal health coverage and lower the costs of health care.  

The single-payer system of health insurance provides an incredible input as put out by the author regarding the ability to enable full coverage of benefits, attain universal coverage, provides subscribers with the freedom of choice, allows savings with limited costs and guarantees progressive financing (Chaufan, 154).  

Claudia Chaufan differs with Meghan McArdle on the basis of how health care is viewed from a perspective of being likened to other products in the economic cycle. Claudia insists on the assertions set out by President Obama on the need to differentiate health care from other products in persuading businesses to avoid their desire for profitability at the detriment of humanity.

In conclusion, it is imperative to underscore the significance of the health sector especially with regard to the role it plays in enhancing the quality of life. The ability to survive and continually experience the beauty of the world lies on the health condition of individuals. The different government agencies are required to take cognizance of the need to ensure quality provision of health services in a manner that every person is able to afford due to the critical role it plays in supporting life. The two writings develop some consensus on the importance and uniqueness of health that cannot be matched to other market products.

Despite the differences in thoughts as put out in the two articles, there is consensus on how better health care management should be enhanced for cost-effective provision in the United States. The two authors of the articles agree on the rising costs of health care and how the structure of the industry economic systems will guide the process of making it sustainable in the long run.

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