The Importance Of Universal Health Care

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For many years, universal health care has been one of the most debated topics in the U.S., and several people disagree with bringing it about. Of course, we could go on and on about how and why we shouldn’t have a universal health care system, rather than why the U.S. should institute universal health care and why it would be beneficial. But what exactly is a universal health care system? It is defined as “Universal health coverage is defined as ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services.” by the World Health Organization, WHO. The obvious…show more content…
If almost every other country on the globe agrees healthcare is a right to each and every citizen, how can we be blind to that? Sometimes crowd psychology is for the worst, but on the international level where the system seems to work for everyone, it would be better to follow the crowd. However, if healthcare were a human right, we would, unfortunately, have to give up other rights and privileges. Implementing universal healthcare in the United States could lead to a form socialism and a looser control on the government; “Socialism, by definition, entails government control of the distribution of goods and services. Under a single-payer system where everyone has a right to health care, and all health care bills are paid by the government, the government can control the distribution of health care services,” states the article Should All Americans Have the Right (Be Entitled) to Health Care? Instead, we could solve that problem if the healthcare system would be one large insurance company partially controlled by the government, it would have greater dependability and would abide by the federal…show more content…
in the short term. When everyone has health care, saves money, and has the right for it to be available, the country will begin to prosper like it never has before. Citizens will begin to become healthier, and the percentage of people suffering from diseases and major injuries will decrease immensely over time. With universal health care, everyone will live longer and healthier life and will be very beneficial to our country in the long run. So why shouldn’t we have universal health
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