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Health care has been so much in the news lately and there has been so much discussion about it, most people probably have no idea how they may be affected. Here, in the United States, national health care has been basically, Medicare, for those over 65 (or disabled) and the state run, Medicaid, in New York, or similar program, in other states. In order to qualify for state medical aid, one must have virtually no income or assets. This type of system leaves many people in a difficult situation with their health care status. If they are not working at a company that provides medical coverage, not elderly or not dirt poor, you may have problems with medical care. National health care would help those who do not qualify for state aid and not eligible for Medicare or any other health benefit program through work or school. Many jobs provide access to a couple of health plans and cover part of the cost of enrollment, where the remainder, is deducted from the employee’s salary. Of course, how much is covered depends on the employer. When an employee leaves the job, they can be eligible for co-ordination of benefits rights act(COBRA) and still qualify for the reduced payment of the insurance coverage. National health care can provide either a wide range of medical insurance plans at affordable prices to the general public or direct assistance with medical claims and bills. It can also help people with more serious illnesses pay for expensive medications and lab work.