The factors that have been the biggest challenges as the U.S. tries to improve our health care system is the fact that our health care system would be run by the government and that a large health system would result in higher taxes. We live in a country where the federal government is supposed to be weak compared to the state governments, preventing from a tyranny. When health care was brought up people became very wary especially of the fact that it was going to be controlled by the federal government. By allowing the government to control our health care our choices as patients would be limited and in the hands of the government. Health care being socialized will lead to it being less individualized. Also having such a large health care system would only result in an enormous amount of money being needed which will most definitely lead to higher taxes.
The biggest failure in U.S. health care reform in my opinion is John. F Kennedy’s defeat in his Medicare bill. JFK was so passionate in getting this bill passed, enabling Americans to care for their own old-age health insurance to prevent from being unable to pay for their own health care. His loss was not only a setback for him, but also our nation as a whole.
The biggest success in U.S. health care reform would be the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. Millions of people now, because of Obamacare, have been able to access affordable insurance. This saves millions of peoples lives.