Patients have suffered unnecessarily due to lack of health care, and “18,000 Americans die every year because they don't have health insurance” (PNHP). Health care is essential for Americans despite pre-existing conditions, and a free market insurance program would allow citizens to received the health care that is so desperately needed. A universal health care system is a matter of human rights and would solve America’s problem of one sixth of the population being
The two cities Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa have separate administrations under the federal government. 44% of the population are under 15 years of age and 3% are over 65%.Life expectancy at birth is 54 years old. Ethiopias bigges economic income comes from the agricultural sector. (HSDP 2014)(CNHDE.) Ethiopias healthcare system is among the least developed in Sub-Saharan Africa and it is not able to effectively cope with the significant health problems facing the country.
Have you ever wondered how effective the international aid agencies are in reducing poverty in Haiti? Do you think these international agencies are helping in reducing poverty in Haiti? Data on poverty and inequality in Haiti show that in 2001, 56 percent of the Haitian population (4.4 million persons of a total population of 8.1 million) was under the extreme poverty line of US$1 PPP per person, per day. International Monetary Fund 2008, estimated that for every ten persons, 7.6 are considered poor; that is, they do not obtain US$2 PPP per person, per day, and that 40 percent of the poorest population groups have access to only 5.9 percent of total income, while the most affluent 20 percent control 68 percent of this income. International agencies have been giving Haiti aid long before the 7.0 earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince on January 12, 2010.
Even though the earthquake in Japan was significantly stronger than the Haitian earthquake about 14 times more people lost their lives in Haiti than in Japan. The cost of the earthquakes to each nation was extremely different also. The cost to repair the destruction was approximately 38 times more in Japan yet the World Bank estimated that they would recover in 5 years (BBC, 2011) unlike Haiti whose debt was reduced by the World Bank to aid their recovery due to the poverty of the nation. Haiti’s recovery was and still is very much dependent on aid. In the first 7 days after the earthquake Haiti received $274million in donations whereas Japan received $87million (Dickler, J., 2011).
As Bernie Sanders once said, “Health care must be recognized as a right, not a privilege.” Most developed countries choose to live by this quote while the United States of America chooses to go against it. Universal health care has benefits on multiple levels, whether it’s a single individual or the people in a whole. The U.S is one of the few developed countries that doesn’t offer universal health care to their people, yet the U.S spends more than seventeen percent of their GDP on health insurance. Many people believe that universal health care is a simple one solution problem, but the truth is that there are multiple forms of universal health care that provide all citizens with the health insurance they need. The first type of universal
When ObamaCare was passed, Americans were assured that it would provide insurance for 32 million people who did not have any coverage. Four years later, ObamaCare has covered far fewer new people, between 10% and 20% of what was promised, and about half of those were through an expansion of Medicaid—a burden that will eventually bankrupt the states—rather than through ObamaCare’s insurance exchanges. Most of the people buying insurance through the exchanges are those who were kicked out of their previous health insurance plans by new regulations. It turns out that if we liked our health insurance, Americans could not keep it. For some, this will be bad.
Every country should help each other when a country is in need. If everyone came together like they did when Haiti needed it, a lot more time, energy, and lives could be saved. The devastating earthquake that happened in haiti, in 2010 was heartbreaking and ruined millions of lives. But if the UN and countries like America, Mexico, Iceland, Cuba, Canada, and Brazil didn’t come to aid Haiti then millions more would have been hurt and killed. No one country could have saved Haiti, many countries needed to help Haiti.
Children at risk of dying every year due to zinc deficiency are about 450,000. Mild-to-moderate zinc deficiency may be relatively common worldwide, but the public health importance of this degree of zinc deficiency is not well defined. Zinc deficiency leaves the body incapable of fighting pneumonia and diarrhea. Child hood diarrhea especially is a key public health issue in many developing countries. Diarrhea claims the lives of approximately1.5 million children under the age of five every year– nearly one in five child deaths.
Organ donation is currently the only successful way of saving the lives of patients with organ failure and other diseases that require a new organ altogether. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services there is currently 122,566 patients both actively and passively on the transplant list. This number will continue to increase, in fact, every ten minutes another person is added to the list. Unfortunately, twenty-two of these people die while waiting for an organ on a daily basis. Each day, about eighty Americans receive a lifesaving organ transplant.
According to government and private studies, about 22,000 of our fellow Americans die each year of treatable diseases because they lack insurance and can’t afford a doctor. (Reid 2) The wealthy people with money, the elderly, and the less fortunate are able to receive all of the benefits of having health care insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. Unfortunately, for the rest of the people who make too much or make too little, who may also one day come down with an illness, are basically left to die. It is as unfair