Healthcare has been one of the most controversial areas in the United States. Since the evolution of healthcare industry in the early 18th and 19th century, the sector has undergone many changes in a bid to ensure that it responds to the needs of the population but it still remains a sector with far reaching, social, political, and economic implications. The healthcare sector is one of the most important sectors in any country. It is mandated with ensuring that a country has a healthy population that is productive. Being one of the most important sectors in a country, there are different social, political and economic forces that impacts on the sector. The United States spends the highest percentage of her GDP on health care but her health care system is far from the best in the world. United States healthcare sector is characterized by high cost of care, deficiency in healthcare staff, high rate of inaccessibility, issues of quality, and many others. Despite a number of legislations that were enacted by the government in the 20th and 21st century, United States health care sector leaves more to be desired.