The Government's Role in U.S. Health Care


  • Grace Martin Maui Preparatory Academy
  • Keenan Reader Maui Prepratory Academy



private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare, universal coverage


This paper will discuss the different aspects of the government’s role in the United States health care system. It will look into private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare which will point out how politics have become involved in the discussion of people’s health and their lives. It will also discuss the health care system of the Canadian government, to compare and contrast the differences between the two systems. The purpose of this study is to understand how the United States government is involved in the health care system and how it can be changed for betterment of Americans. It will become clear after reviewing the United States and Canada, that if the US were to switch to a universal coverage system Americans would be better off because everyone would be covered. The information in this paper is a reflection of how one change can make the health care system of America beneficial to everyone.


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Author Biography

Keenan Reader, Maui Prepratory Academy


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How to Cite

Martin, G., & Reader, K. (2022). The Government’s Role in U.S. Health Care. Journal of Student Research, 11(2).



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