Sir Michael Marmot put into perspective how serious social disparities are and how they influence health not only between countries but also, within countries. The issue is not medical care; in fact the United States spends the most on medical care. You would initially think the country in which spends the most on medical care must have higher health rates. Well, believe it or not, this is actually false, for instance, sixty-two countries had higher maternal health rates than the United States. This displays that a lack of medical care fundamentally is not the conflict, whereas social inequality is.
When considering the choice if basic health care should be free for everyone, the choice should definitely be yes. Basic health care should be free for everyone because it will save the lives of people who wouldn 't ordinarily live, it has been shown by two sources that it will help slow the growth of health costs, and providing free health care will also lead to providing insurance for people who don 't have insurance yet. If basic health care does not become free for everyone, our population will drop. The only people left in the world will be the people who are rich and have enough money to have free health care. Basic health care should be free for everyone because it 's the right thing to do and we’re helping each other
Singer first points out that” if we can prevent a bad thing happen without sacrificing any comparable moral importance, we ought do it, and instead, we should not promote good thing.” He uses the example that many countries spend a lot on development and only provide limited supporting on poor countries which lack of food and medicine. Rich countries also need developing, and if they stop developing, they will not be able to earn money and not be rich anymore. Earning money is not easy, rich countries may also poor in the past. Best way to avoid suffering for a country is
If individual responsibility is solely focused upon then the quality of public health as a whole cannot be improved upon. If we focus on individuals only we would be neglecting the bigger issue at hand. This would be how can we improve health for all given the social disparities they face. Once a whole community has better education, health care access, employment, healthy food options, safe housing and so much more then everyone could thrive together. Instead of one or two people or even families improving thousands more will have a chance at improvement.
The issue of climbing premium would no longer be an issue under Single Payer policy, as it effectively circumvents the issues with risk in the health insurance market. Single Payer health care is also much cheaper overall than the currently implemented or any previously implemented system in the United States.The inefficiencies and deprivation of human due to for-profit health care systems must come to an end, and a single payer system must be signed into law because many people have had and will have their lives abused and ruined by the current
Health disparities are inequitable and are directly related to the historical and current unequal distribution of social, political, economic, and environmental resources (CDC). 2. Which racial/ethnic groups are more likely to be affected by health disparities? Why? Every racial/ethnic group has better health disparities than others, but African American are more likely to be affect by health disparities.
The principle proposed by Singer would be the most persuasive to prompt households to donate more money to foreign aid compared to Pogge and Miller. However, this would only work if everyone agreed to follow his principle. Singer’s “Principle of Sacrifice” is based off of three main ideas: global poverty is bad, we must respond to this suffering, and that charity is not enough to ameliorate this suffering. These points are most effective ways to convince U.S. citizens that they have an ethical duty to assist the global poor. These universal ideas are applicable to every person at every time, and would convince U.S. citizens that helping the global poor is a priority.
Different people may criticize adoption of the system but their points have weak foundations. From different perspectives, such arguments tend to support the inefficiency that is persistent in most healthcare facilities. Application of the systems is seen to take of everyone’s welfare while improving the economy of the country. Moreover, success in other developed countries shows that the system is not difficult to apply. The government also needs to consider issues such as viewing of healthcare access by individuals as a right.
Once Marin Luther King expressed, “Our social welfare system is so much more than just charity. Everyone must help, whether you are rich or poor. Everyone must have the belief that there’s always someone in a much worse situation than I am, and this person I want to help as a comrade”. Martin Luther King’s statement holds true that social welfare and health care should be the act of providing something for someone who does not have it. However, the modern debate with regards to social welfare and health care is that who should be providing the means.
One important thing that the movie emphasize is that to improve public health doesn’t mean medical improvement, it is actually more related to social distribution. So economic policy is health policy, if the economic equality is improved the health is improved as well, because hierarchy is bad for health. This is a fact because in countries where wealth is more equally distribute people are healthier. So to have a healthier population the goal is not to improve the health care system but reduce the social