We the people, of the United States, want to be independent. We want to be different and provide for ourselves. We don’t want to be like the rest of the developed world. So we don’t have something that nearly every developed country in the world has: universal healthcare. Though it is seen internationally as a human right(1) and we are more than wealthy enough to provide this service to our citizens, we still refuse to provide healthcare for everyone in our country.
The second editorial states that a universal healthcare system would be too expensive and decrease the quality of care the citizens would get. This author uses logic to support their argument. The author begins to talk about the Constitution to persuade people that the universal system is "unconstitutional." Although this editorial does include facts and logic, a lot of it is based on strong emotion. The first editorial presents reasonable statistics and includes a counterargument to help support the claim.
Health care should not be considered a political argument in America; it is a matter of basic human rights. Something that many people seem to forget is that the US is the only industrialized western nation that lacks a universal health care system. The National Health Care Disparities Report, as well as author and health care worker Nicholas Conley and Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), strongly suggest that the US needs a universal health care system. The most secure solution for many problems in America, such as wasted spending on a flawed non-universal health care system and 46.8 million Americans being uninsured, is to organize a national health care program in the US that covers all citizens for medical necessities.
Many people do not realize how fortunate they are to have the medical advances and medical technology we easily have the right to use. People from many years ago did not have specialized doctors and medicine to cure their diseases that we easily have access to today. (Ramsey) Many civilizations used what they thought to be alleviating processes, but medical experts today know now were pointless and dangerous. Among these people were the Elizabethans. (Chamberline) The Elizabethan Era was a time of accusations.
This means that they are paying for an insurance plan, but the deductibles are so high they can’t afford to go to the doctor. This is causing Americans to not be as healthy as they could be. Bernie Sanders came up with a plan that is very different than what is currently in place. Chris Jacobs who writes for the Wall Street Journal said, “While Mr. Sanders claims that his bill would extend Medicare for all, it would instead create and entirely new program while borrowing the Medicare name” (Jacobs). 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.
Most Americans believe that everyone should have health insurance and that no one should be omitted from having health coverage. Health care should not be mandated, but it should be a right. As humans, we have the right to obtain healthcare but regretfully, it is not a right that has been given to us. Individuals should not have to be forced to have coverage. This is a moral dilemma because many political parties believe that individuals should not have the right to choose.
In recent years the rate of refusal has been on the rise so this paper will discuss the pros and cons of mandated vaccinations as well as related ethical issues. Propionates Position Vaccines were developed in the early 1800s and to date are one of the most effective ways of controlling disease and protecting the general public. However, their effectiveness is dependent and their acceptance and the
Minorities and disabled are often more likely to be in health disparities rather than others. Also those in lower economic classes are also more affected than the wealthier class. The LGBT community is more at risk of having higher health disparities. Racial groups such as minorities may be affected by health disparities because many come from areas of low socioeconomic status and live in areas with high health risk.
In the history textbook, it sounds like our nation is the best and the greatest, but when you find the truth about of our nation, it makes a total difference. You might think, “Why am I here?” “Is it safe for me to stay in this nation?” Everything starts from the government. Because their duty is to rule the nation, so they get the credit or the blame. Although some people disagree with this idea because people are not perfect and they make the mistakes, but this is above the limit line of mistakes. It is intentionally done for it.
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?
Finally in the 1960’s, there was a passage of Medicare and Medicaid voluntary insurance. (Patel 94) In order to make sure more Americans are covered, there must be some kind of reformation of the health care system here in the states. The United States health care system, compared to other countries, is considered immoral to many people. In debates, it has been said that if there were to be medical coverage for everybody, it would lead to “rationing” of health care, but in all reality, the United States already rations health care. (Reid 3) The United States isn’t the only country that rations health care.
Those who do have access to it have insurance or can afford to pay out of pocket, both however requires money in the United States. This is huge contributor in the dividing communities, causing people to speculate whether racial differences play a role as well. The only way to have complete access to our health care one must have insurance or must be able to pay out of pocket for the services they need. Having health care and not having health care is become a large divide between socioeconomic groups. These groups differ in the types of diseases are most prevalent in each community.
England currently provides health care to all its citizens free of cost. This system began in 1948 and the man who created and designed this free healthcare system became a hero in England. (Sicko) However, if the government made an effort to dismantle the system, the people would revolt. England could easily become bankrupt from the overpowering expense and would no solution to solve the problem without upsetting the public. This situation is extremely dangerous for a country and is not worth the risk.
The rate of incarcerated Americans has been increasing and with that the gap of health inequalities has also been increasing. Inmates are disproportionately exposed to illnesses and minorities are disproportionately represented in the inmate population. When discussing mass incarceration and it’s consequences Cloud says, “... these consequences have widened the gap in health outcomes along racial and socioeconomic gradients..”(4). It is clear that mass incarceration is an important health challenge but more important is the approach that the United States takes to solving this. In Sick From Freedom, Downs explains how the United States was not prepared for the emancipation of slaves and in that same respect the United States needs to be cautious in the way it attempts to handle mass incarceration.
A2c) Enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides comprehensive health care reform for universal coverage of Americans, Consumer rights and protections which now stops insurance companies to refuse your coverage or charge you extra because you have a pre-existing condition. This rule does not apply to the people who had an individual insurance coverage prior to November 2010 (Carroll, 2014). Because Great Britain has universal coverage, people do not have to worry about being denied coverage base on their pre-existing conditions. A3.) Because the American health care system is so expensive, many people are not seeking the proper care that they may need.