The health care system has posed various issues in our country. The price of healthcare has been on the rise since 1970. Why is it that we spend so much money on healthcare but we are off the charts for the healthiest countries? In 2010 almost 50 million Americans did not have health care. Majority of Americans receive healthcare through their work but the increase in cost has made some companies have to stop providing healthcare. Many uninsured Americans are one diagnosis away from going bankrupt. The shortage of primary care physicians is decreasing at a very fast rate. This means that people will be paying more in the long run because they will wait until their disorder is unbearable. The beginning of 2014 health insurance companies will not be allowed to deny coverage or charge higher premiums to individuals with pre-existing medical conditions according to senator of California. Also parents will be able to keep their child on their medical insurance until the age of 26. I think the government is doing a great job trying to make healthcare affordable. It would be amazing if our government could decide for universal healthcare, but I think at this point in time that is pushing it. Healthcare has become one of the most controversial topics, stemming from Obama care to the Affordable Health care act. Obama care offers a number of new benefits. It allows people to make mistakes and not be dropped from their healthcare provider. The new changes will hopefully make for a better American healthcare system.