In the United States we spend about 2.9 trillion dollars a year on health care. That comes to about 9000 dollars per person. There is no question that these cost can become a significant part of an individuals budget and due to these cost many people go without any health care at all. Politicians on both side of the aisle have promised their constituents that they would come up with legislation to make health care more affordable in the United States.
In 2017 the Republican party in congress released their version of a health care plan which they thought would benefit the people in United States. The plan called the American Health Care Act was developed to replace the current health care plan in affect called Obamacare or the Affordable Health Care Act developed by the democrats.
To introduce the student to the issue of health care in the United States.
To show the student the different positions on this issue by political party.
To provide the student with the information to make a decision on the future of healthcare in the United States.
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