The man interviewed, Joe Dutton, stated, “One person's right to health care becomes another person's burden to pay for it” (Gawande). Dutton firmly believed that healthcare was a single person’s business and is not something the government should step into. With that thought comes another popular issue discussed nowadays; socialism. The idea of socialism is a growing fear for many U.S. citizens, and many believe that a universal healthcare system is a step towards a bigger government. Now while that is something that isn’t unnecessarily true, the United States is the only advanced country without a universal system.
On Socialized Healthcare Free healthcare for everyone! Promises like this for socialized healthcare have been made by politicians like Bernie Sanders, have sparked movements in the US, and have been implemented in many countries. Now what is “socialized healthcare”? It goes by many names: single payer healthcare, universal healthcare, and my least favorite, free healthcare. At its core socialized healthcare means that the government pays for the people’s healthcare.
Affluent people are the only people that should be running the world in the first place. ¨The future is now, but only if you have money,¨ because there is no possible way that poor people can benefit the future(The Daily Beast) . Poor people should just shrivel up and float away like their future´s anyway. There must be ¨broad awareness of the health benefits as well as personal, social, and ethical implications of genetics¨ so that designer babies will surely rule the world in the future(The Toronto Star) . If designer babies are reasonably priced, then that could potentially give poor people the chance the afford them.
One of the most sensitive subject in the United States today that is most discussed and debated revolves around the issue of our healthcare system. Unlike the many developed countries, the healthcare system in America is not public, meaning that our country cannot provide free or affordable healthcare services to its citizens. So everyone has to pay out of pocket for their treatments or for their visits to the doctors office. Healthcare is one of the most expensive thing in the U.S, our country spends so much money on healthcare than any other country around the world. Over the last decades, no other aspect of the healthcare system has lost its shine as much as aggressive health care.
Along with this, the the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics states that American taxpayers spend more than $1 billion a year incarcerating citizens for using pot. Jon Gettman, who has a Ph.D. in public policy at George Mason University, suggest that “$10.7 billion can be saved each year in annual criminal justice
They have Medicaid and CHIP, for those that have a need and are unable to obtain health insurance on their own. For other people that want healthcare coverage, they should pursue getting it, but it should not be a “right” to have it. In conclusion, healthcare is not a right, but a choice. Universal healthcare would ultimately put our country in a worse financial position, than it already is in.
This is an overgeneralization, and he does not include any statistics to how much a child with a disability can cost. He also states that abortions “will be viewed as a way to save money.” This is an overgeneralized, and oversimplifying claim. He provides no examples of how much a child with a disability can cost verses what a child without a disability
Americans are spending too much money on medications that they don’t even need. “Americans spend an average of $1,000 per person, per year on prescription drugs.” The people that are spending thousands a year are the ones that keep going back to the doctor 's office to get prescription medicines and getting their doctors to give them the prescriptions. Meanwhile drug prices rise quickly due to unnecessary prescriptions. The price of a drug can be more than 50 times to $750 a pill.2013 to 2014, the amount of money people spent on drugs rose 13 percent.
Zutshi 1 ENC 1101 20 September 2014 Universal Healthcare: America's Savior? A long debated hot topic, the implementation of Universal Healthcare within the United States is growing in importance as the currently administered health care system is one of the worst out of all developed, and even some under-developed countries. Many countries ensure healthcare to their citizens as a basic right, while in the United States there are approximately 45 million uninsured, and many more under-insured.
And if that isn’t enough to change your mind, legalization of marijuana could be beneficial to our law enforcement system. It would decrease the illegal smuggling of drugs, reduce secondary crimes that help criminals pay for the drug, and we would no longer have to spend time cracking down on those who carry the drug, and instead we could focus our law enforcement 's time on bigger crimes. Marijuana should be legalized because it has countless medical benefits, brings in money to our government, and is favorable to aiding our country’s law enforcement. Many people only see marijuana as an addictive substance and not a medical miracle. They claim that the legalization of marijuana would
The cause of the Revolutionary War was to end tyranny in Great Britain, because the American Colonies were being taxed without representation. The thought of having more taxes like that is crazy to our society now. There has been a common argument about the United State’s healthcare crisis. People in America are starting to ask questions such as “Why am I paying so much money for healthcare and getting close to nothing back?” The truth is America pays the most money on healthcare but does in fact get nearly nothing back from their healthcare agencies.
Based on the film, I would have to disagree with Robert Lerman. Wealth inequality is not overstated. Mr. Lerman made a point to consider with social security benefits to include healthcare insurance as a source of wealth; however, according to last week’s class material everyone receives different forms of welfare.
With the economy in the turmoil that it is in America cannot continue to support these sentencing guidelines. The Mandatory Article Sentencing declares that the laws are becoming a huge drain on the Justice Bureau’s budget, and in 2012 the United States had far beyond more people incarcerated than any other country. Most of these prisoners are low-level drug offenders sentenced under mandatory sentencing guidelines with a cost draining on American taxpayers $6.8 billion a year, as of 2012. These costs do not seem to have a ceiling and continue eating up about twenty-five percent of the federal justice system’s yearly budget.
Most of the US health policy revolves around insurance companies (payors), hospitals and doctors (providers), and the government in shape of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The corporatization, rationalization (via Managed Care), and technological advances have been a blessing and a curse for health care delivery. The continued push for new gadgets without clear benchmarks, need gap analysis, or its correlation to the health care quality has led to the exponential growth in health care costs while our politicians have been busy wrapping themselves with the US Constitution and debating whether health care is a right. However, it is well documented that very little was known of medical science in 1776, let alone the imagination to cement health care as a right in the Constitution at that time. In the words of Hanoura of T.C. William High School, “Now, when the founding fathers were drafting the constitution, the idea of someone two hundred years later not being able to pay for their chemo treatments most likely did not cross their minds” (Hanoura, Is Healthcare a Right?
The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their phony Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they are doing. I honestly do not believe America is for sale. But as soon as these two power-drunk billionaires are called out, they say, “It’s free speech, what’s wrong?”