Stand Up for the Cure has been working hard to raise funds to help cure breast cancer patients and fund research to end this disease. You might be wondering how much the cost of healthcare is in America. We are sharing with you our article on health care cost for your reference. 

Two reasons for the increased health care cost in the United States are the advancements in technology used in medical research and development and the increasing need and demand for specialist doctors instead of general practitioners. To control these factors, the government can help level the playing field in the healthcare industry by opening up the market to different medical suppliers, researchers, and other concerned businesses that can lend support to the whole healthcare industry.   Another way to reduce health care costs is by pooling clients together so that they can avail of discounts in prices and fees as well as the services being offered.  There is a need to make health care affordable so that more people can avail of these health services which would increase their opportunities for a better quality of life. 

Healthcare regulations have been largely unsuccessful so far because of the huge influence of big health care organizations such as the American Medical Association in the political arena.  These businesses push for the deregulation of health care cost because they benefit from it by being able to dictate prices and fees for the medical services.  These businesses are big supporters of the politicians and lend support in their campaigns.  In return, they are ensured that there would be lawmakers who would support their business interests.  Healthcare reforms in the United States have been a constant political issue and topic for debate among lawmakers.  We have seen health care bills enacted and then repealed depending on the favor of those in the majority group of the Congress. This shows that our politicians are influenced by the business industry which hinders them from listening to the voice of the people expressing their need for affordable and universal health care. That is why we are appealing for your support in our cause, not just for the permanent cure of breast cancer but all the other diseases that make our fellowmen suffer.