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Against Universal Health Care

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Universal health care is a valuable service and should be available in all countries. In many countries millions of people suffer from not having access to healthcare they deserve or not being able to pay for the healthcare they need. In the states alone, an estimated 50 million people do not have insurance because of the inability to pay for it. Universal health care would be beneficial to all countries because it would not exclude anyone from getting the necessary help, it would prevent the insurance companies from denying care, and it would contribute to preventative care to take place. Firstly, universal health care would allow for everyone to get the necessary care they need regardless of their medical problem or financial background.…show more content…
Preventative care is a huge benefit of universal health care as people can go for regular checkups at a physician 's office to see if they have any problems. Using the preventative care method we are able to catch diseases in their early stages and eliminate them. This will lead to less major emergencies that will have to be looked at in the hospital reducing the costs greatly. In America preventative care is used way less than it should be due to the cost of insurance, “Nationally, Americans use preventive services at about half the recommended rate” (CDC, 2013). Americans not going in to get checked on regularly can cause small illness or diseases to spread or get larger. If this happens the patient might have to go find more intensive care and that would cost more money. This also would benefit the country as they would spend less money fixing these problems as it is very expensive, “Chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, are responsible for 7 of every 10 deaths among american each year and account for 75% of the nation’s health spending” (CDC, 2013). That is a large portion of the nation 's money going towards diseases that could have been prevented or reduced if they were seen on a regular
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