In the Declaration of Independence, it lists the right that Americans and health care did not include but it should be. When in grade school, you learn about the three things that are essential living: food, water, and shelter. And none of these essentials fix in the category of being a right. Americans should not be afraid that if they lose their jobs or get another job then they will lose their health insurances. The poorest people are unable to pay payment that comes from hospital services, or even just a basic check-up.
Human beings have the right to live, and the right to die. If there was no right to die, living would be considered a duty. One’s sickness may desire them to not continue with life if their condition causes extreme pain, discomfort, lack of independence, and make living unbearable. Doctor assisted suicide is a popular controversy because sometimes it is not done with ethicality and lethal dose of pain medication is administered or certain treatments are withheld. However when carried out with ethicality, a pill or injection is administered in the proper amount to cause death.
The article “Pulling the Plug on the Conscience Clause” by Wesley J. Smith irritated me. The article speaks of controversial medical procedures such as abortion and end of life care like assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. It bothered me because the answer lies within the article. If a patient requests a procedure that goes against a physician (or healthcare worker) they need to be upfront with their opinion and refer the patient to another doctor. It is not the job of the healthcare worker to convince the patient against the procedure, other than the usual medical dangers of any procedure.
In the King v. Burwell case, the challengers had a point. Subsidies should be decided by the each state. But, in my opinion, I think the government will always be right. I believe the subsidies for health insurance was an act of kindness, and even though it is costly, it is helping out our country a lot.
Throughout the course of time immigrants have faced many disparities that have affected their availability to their health. The population of immigrants is rapidly increasing( 12 percent of the U.S. population now) makes it difficult to offer people with health care. In addition, this also relates to state and federal restrictions denying immigrants of care. Furthermore, immigrants have lower rates of health care than the rest of the population. Legal status affects immigrants health because of limited English skill, social status, and socioeconomic background Limited English skill is plays a major role that always gets overlooked when it comes to reasons immigrants struggle in receiving access to care.
What first comes to mind when hearing the word marijuana? Is it the red-eyed teenagers in the area who smoke this drug for the recreational purpose? Or is it the beneficial medical history associated with medical marijuana? The on-going issue of legalizing marijuana has consumed much of the nation’s attention for the positive and negatives it withholds. In the world’s history, many different countries have found marijuana to be very useful in aiding medical cases.
A major issue in America today is poverty. However not much is being done to help those in need. Many who struggle in poverty are those who struggle getting the basic necessities we need in the everyday life such as food, clothes, water, and shelter. Different factors that can contribute to poverty are lack of education, unemployment, poor economy, race/origin, non-effective policies, and illness/disease; therefore more help should be made towards helping those in need. One of the factors that contributes to poverty is lack of education.
The main focus of many immigrant debate is whether or not unauthorized immigrants should be included in any of the health care bill or whether or not immigrants are taking over jobs that Americans do not want to do. What is always forgotten is the fact that immigrants are a critical part of the health care workforce at both high and less skilled ends of the occupational spectrum. Evidently, immigrants encompass more than “one one-quarter of all Physicians and Surgeons in the United States, and roughly one-fifth of all Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides”. “Immigrant health care workers are employed in occupations that are not only expected to experience relatively high labor demand over the coming decade, but in which there are already pronounced worker shortages in many parts of the country”. Even if more native-born workers are drawn into health care professions in the future, the role that immigrants play in providing health care services is likely to increase as the U.S. population continues to age and the growing population of senior citizens requires more medical care.
Healthcare in the United States is in desperate need of reform. There are several rationales to further explain this proposition. As an illustration, the Declaration of Independence states our unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In other words, every individual should be entitled to healthcare as it preserves life and promotes the general welfare. The federal government should, therefore, enact a program of universal health to better protect and serve all of its citizens.