Moral Dilemma For Health Care

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Today many Americans are concern about health care. This includes individuals that have health care coverage and those who cannot afford health insurance. Unfortunately, health care premiums are rising, and coverage is limited. The care and coverage we are receiving as individuals is poor and it has become a sensitive topic in our country today. While the Affordable Act was meant to increase the quality of care individuals receive and to increase the number of individuals insured, today healthcare is not what it was meant to accomplish. Many Americans pay for health insurance but have high co-pays and high deductibles. This in turn causes many not to seek adequate medical care. Due to high premiums and high deductibles, many Americans cannot…show more content…
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. David Foster Wallace talks about such argument in his article, “Consider the Lobster.” Wallace writes about the moral dilemma regarding how lobsters should be prepared and whether it is cruelty to an animal to boil a lobster alive. Wallace’s essay integrates decision making regarding several methods individuals can use to kill a lobster. By using Wallace’s essay as an instrument to discover different methods of killing a lobster, an individual can evaluate several options regarding healthcare in…show more content…
It is the only wealthy country that does not offer a universal healthcare system that aims at guaranteeing that all citizens acquire health services that they require without having financial suffering and hardship when paying for these services. Many other civilized countries offer their citizens medical health care coverage that provides their citizens with the medical care needed at an affordable cost relieving the burden and stress of high premiums, high deductibles, and poor medical care. Germany was the first country that implemented national healthcare insurance program in the year 1880. Each of these countries that have either a universal or national healthcare insurance program have a unique way to accomplish the goal of universal healthcare. Furthermore, some countries have even banned private healthcare insurance companies from their country. There are other countries whose healthcare goal is met through legislation and regulation of insurance companies. There are many ways to achieve universal healthcare that will be beneficial to the medical and financial well-being of their citizens. As an American, we should have the right to be insured at an affordable cost. Americans should not have to worry about medical costs and expenses which increasingly consume a significant amount of their income. The burden of already having a
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