In the article, What You Eat Is Your Business by Radley Balko, published by Cato Institute, Balko discusses obesity. He discussed how obesity was a public health issue instead of being a personal health. Although the author discusses obesity in terms of public health, he argues that the resolution for obesity should be a personal responsibility. The author draws the reader’s attention when he talked about the government anti-obesity initiatives, by prohibiting junk food from vending machines, federal funding for new bike trails and sidewalks, restrictive food marketing to children, and prodding the food industry into more responsible behavior. He stresses these points to convey how hard anti-obesity acts are the government.
It may surprise you that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, at least 400 million people lack access to essential health services. They said, at least 6 percent of people in 37 low and middle income countries are living in poverty because they must spend the money for health. Health care services is the most importance thing that we need because it is not only for improve the health but also through individual behaviour and lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking, eating the nutritious food and living a healthy lifestyles. So, today I’ll tell you about free healthcare that provided by government for everyone. I will explain to you the reason why we need free healthcare services from government.
This argument for universal healthcare argues that the Affordable Care Act is saving citizens money. This is backed up with a firm basis in facts. This speech from former U.S. President Barack Obama says that people are saving money because many can buy a health care plan for “less than 75” dollars per month (Remarks on the). Another way people are saving money is through cheaper prescription medicine, Obama says that 90,000 senior citizens in Wisconsin, because of the ACA have saved over a thousand dollars (Remarks on the). A different argument, this one against universal healthcare, because it reduces the liberty of the people, does not have a basis in facts but instead emotion and logic.
The government shouldn’t have to baby their people, they can think for themselves. Removing the ability for them to have a choice strips people of their freedom, and America is built on the ideal of freedom. Adding on, the soda ban might not even have any health benefits. Referring back to Gross’ article, a nutritionist is quoted as saying, “It is not reasonable to blame or cite one product… [the proposal] produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity.” Even health experts disagree with the ban. This mandate supposedly improves people’s well-being, but it fails at accomplishing that goal.
Basic health care should be free to everyone because, it could save lives, in the long run it’s cost-effective, and providing free health care health people gain access to insurance. To start off, basic health care should be free for everyone because it could save lives. On the Huffington Post website, Senator Bernie Sanders wrote an article called, ‘Health care is a Right, Not a Privilege.’ In the article he states,” More than 18,000 Americans die from preventable illnesses because they don’t get to a doctor when they should.” If everyone has free health care, less lives will be lost. More lives of young people would be saved. The homeless or uninsured would be able to go to a hospital to get treated.
According to Right to Health Care, it is estimated that the total amount of money spent on healthcare would be lowered by $592 billion, if made fully public. Often times, the government does not have to pay the administration costs that private insurance companies have to. Another benefit would be the amount of lives saved. In 2009 alone, there were over 40,000 deaths due to lack of health insurance (Right to Health Care). This means that there is an almost 50% risk of death for someone who is uninsured.
This is the right thing to do because right now the system needs help, and a big change is the best way to improve it. His plan includes many benefits that would solve the problems of the current plan. Bernie’s plan focuses on a one payer system. This allows everyone to have insurance and would be controlled by the government. Everyone would have health insurance with this plan, because it is something that the government provides for everyone.
Whenever it comes to the topic of obesity, there are many proposed solutions to combat the problem. One such solution that has become more popular is a “fat tax”. Now the problems that come with setting up such a tax is to define one’s terms. What factors should constitute the taxing that is associated with obesity? In Daniel Engber’s piece called “Let Them Drink Water!”, he talks about how taxing directly in a per pound overweight fashion isn’t really ideal.
“You do not have to eat less, you just have to eat right” Unknown. I feel like his argument makes sense in every way possible, it ensures people to make sure about how they eat and if they are eating healthy. It ensures them that they have the right to ask or even be shown how their fruits, vegetables, and meats are produced. People now a day do not really pay attention to their eating habits and they feel like they should eat whatever is fast, cheap, and good. People eat and eat without knowing that what they eat can cause them diabetes, obesity, and even eating disorders.
These two things cannot be paid by money; we have to take part in making these wishes a reality by having a balance life, good nutrition, exercise and having the right attitude. As an advocate of good health, I always encourage my readers to follow the right track by avoiding bad habits that can only ruin their reputation, health, aesthetic appeal and their future. Though all of us will pass this way, let’s make the best that we can do for the betterment of our own selves. “I shall pass this way but once; any good that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being; let me do it now. Let me not defer