Since the new governmental administration began operating in 2017, a big percentage of Americans have concerns about the future of health care. While the current administration promises better healthcare services by replacing Obamacare, some people think that a particular population in the American society will receive adverse effects. Some of the people who will be significantly affected by this change are the older adults of America who depend on insurances to receive healthcare. According to a report in The Guardian, the new bill, American Health Care Act, will allow insurance firms to exert more charges on adults, up to five times more.
One older adult living on the outskirts of a village in the Maine country region stated that she could pay only $8 monthly for the insurance service. The 63-year-old Aimee Desroches purchases the ACA insurance since Medicare programs are only available to candidates of age 65 and above. In the current healthcare system, she receives an annual help of $9000. If the proposed bill passes, Aimee will not afford to pay for any health care insurance program. The executive vice president of AARP, Nancy LeaMond, stated that the proposed system would impact more pressure on elderly healthcare without cutting down the cost of medicine. She suggested that burdening the old community of America is not the best way to resolve the current health care complications.
The London society mirrors these American sentiments as reported by Neena Chappell who believes that it is time to update the health care system of older adults. On her Huffington Post, she denies the idea that providing free care for seniors burdens the economic status of the health industry. In her defense, the older community only contributes one percent to the overall expenses of health, since a majority of the bills result from increased use of technology. Neena believes that increasing the quality of care while cutting down costs will enhance the health status of older adults with no financial stronghold.
In the United States, there are several bodies with developed programs designed to provide free health care to the elderly. The Energy Employees, Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act, provides compensations and health care to candidates affected by working around nuclear weapons. These includes former transporters, miners, millers and more. In the case that the affected person is not alive, the spouse or grandparent is eligible to receive the same benefits under the required conditions. Qualified candidates receive lump-sum compensations of between $50,000 and $250,000 and fully covered medical benefits. EEOICPA understands how frustrating acquiring damages and medical care is for people in the bracket of older adults and has a goal to rectify the situation one client at a time. EEOICPA began operating as a family-owned business catering to family members dealing with exposure from working in the minefields of Utah. They have a vast experience in servicing patients and their related families with undeterred focus. EEOICPA is on a mission to reach every American and currently has regional offices in 19 locations across the United States.