It may surprise you that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, at least 400 million people lack access to essential health services. They said, at least 6 percent of people in 37 low and middle income countries are living in poverty because they must spend the money for health. Health care services is the most importance thing that we need because it is not only for improve the health but also through individual behaviour and lifestyle choices such as quitting smoking, eating the nutritious food and living a healthy lifestyles.
To start off, basic health care should be free for everyone because it could save lives. On the Huffington Post website, Senator Bernie Sanders wrote an article called, ‘Health care is a Right, Not a Privilege.’ In the article he states,” More than 18,000 Americans die from preventable illnesses because they don’t get to a doctor when they should.” If everyone has free health care, less lives will be lost. More lives of young people would be saved.
Firstly one of the biggest pros of universal healthcare is overall health of the Irish population As it stands many people can’t afford health care due to problems in our economy. Universal health care would ensure that people who are in need would be able to afford it. This would see many people getting the help they need and there would be an overall decrease in many people who are sick and therefore there would be an increase in productivity (Education Portal, 2014). In a family universal healthcare would ensure that there would be no financial stresses due to doctors’ bills. Each time a person goes to see a doctor they are paying at least 50 euro, so in turn big families which would consist of two adults or two or more children would be paying on average 250-300 euro on a doctor this money could be spent on other essential bills but because health is so important families are willing to go without and therefore facing serious financial debt due to medical costs (Education Portal, 2014).
It is beneficial for the poor because it makes health insurance more affordable. Programs like Medicaid have expanded, allowing more people to qualify. Also, companies with 50 or more full time employees must offer health insurance, which also helps lower income citizens gain easier access to health insurance. Uninsured Americans also benefit from Obamacare, as they now have access to many different insurance options through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Those who are sick or have preexisting medical conditions benefit from Obamacare as well because now they cannot be denied coverage from insurance companies (“ObamaCare: Pros and Cons of ObamaCare”).
Before the ACA health care and insurance varied state by state and offered differing levels of care leading to an imbalance of those who could afford proper health care and those worried about going to the ER. The ACA was able to set a standard for health insurance providers in the United States. To persuade more Americans to pay for health insurance the ACA provides tax incentives and subsidies to help Americans pay for insurance. However, the American public thinks the ACA is a separate health care plan created to undermine state provided and regulated healthcare. This is the reason for some of the negative opinion of the ACA in America because they see the United States becoming socialistic and therefore become
Acupressure and acupuncture is recommended by about 20% of chiropractic clinics. The initial visit/consultation will cost around $100 to $150, and the follow-up sessions average out to around $65 each visit. Again, each chiropractic clinic/office is different so make sure you ask about any and all fees up front before receiving any treatment and get the fee schedule, discounts and/or special
INTRODUCTION Lack of clean water is affecting millions of people today. Almost 1 out of every 6 people alive are unable to adequately access water, and worse still, over double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is a necessity.(Abebe, 2011)Almost half the population in some third world countries can’t access clean water and availability of drinking water is becoming a major socio-economic issue across the world, particularly in the developing world. Clean water i.e. water that is free from toxins and various chemicals is essential to human health. Rapid increase in population, industrialization, droughts and demands from variety of users are the major factors that led to clean drinking water shortage. Many factors contribute
With taxes from healthcare slowly creeping into one’s income, a person under government healthcare is essentially paying the same, if not more, than a person under independent healthcare (Peikoff). Whether it is the scary policies in the PPACA or the destruction of market drive through government handouts, government healthcare is not the best route for the US. A free-market system provides much more advantages than a government system. A free-market system also puts more freedom in the hands of a consumer.
Obamacare is very beneficial and many people don 't believe this because negative messages about Obamacare outnumbered positive ones. The biggest benefit of Obamacare is that it lowers overall healthcare costs by providing insurance for millions and making preventive care free. Obamacare requires all insurance plans to cover 10 essential health benefits which include treatment for mental health, addiction, and chronic diseases. Insurance companies can no longer deny anyone coverage for pre-existing conditions and they can 't drop them or raise premiums if they get sick. With obamacare children can stay on their parents’ health insurance plans up to age 26.
Expanding accessibility to affordable healthcare insurance is one way in which our country can begin to increase healthcare that is patient and family centered. One reason for existing disparities are the expenses associated with seeking healthcare. For some people, while the actual monthly payments of their health insurance is affordable, patients still face high deductibles or high out of pocket maximums. By making health insurance attainable for the majority of Americans, this alone is only the first step toward reducing some of the existing health disparities. Money alone is a factor that can deter people from seeking preventive treatment and screenings.
Base your answer on the information from the article. The ACA has successfully accomplished their goal by making healthcare accessible to everyone. Unfortunately, the cost remains high and most Americans are unable to afford insurance. This rationality is due to healthy American’s unable to qualify for premium tax credit and an increase in their premiums.
In fact it’s quite the opposite. Planned Parenthood uses a combination of government funding and the proceeds from abortions paid for by the patient to decrease the cost of their healthcare services like cancer screenings. It’s easy for those who are more fortunate to say that doctors and hospitals could offer those screenings as well; however, 75% of Planned Parenthood’s clientele are below 150% of the poverty level leaving them no other option but to use this government funded, low cost service (Klasing, 2017). Without Planned Parenthood, these men and women would lack an affordable option to receive equal healthcare
It is unrealistic because not all people can afford health care, for example the Lacks family because “Henrietta’s family can’t even go see a doctor because they can’t afford it” (Skloot, 2010, p. 180). The quality of health care all depends on what kind of insurance people have and if they have the money to afford it. Also, there are still limitations to treat or cure certain diseases that people have, such as HIV, diabetes, and more, so quality health for all is impossible today. However, many scientists and researchers are working on it to cure those diseases and medical progress has come far compared to the
Since the time the act has been enacted we have not seen the big loss and problems that were once perceived. The act has allowed for people to have better forms of care. The Untied States does not have a universal healthcare system but this is close second. Making it mandatory for people to have coverage may be a bit of struggle for some but when it comes the quality of life then it is a must have. People need to be able to receive care and it is not a punishment of large medical bill because they needed care.
Some of this has to do with each state 's autonomy and their ability to decide where the grant money from the government goes. “In 1996, for every 100 families with children living in poverty, TANF provided cash aid to 68 families. By 2010, it provided cash assistance to only 27 such families for every 100 in poverty” (Trisi). This depicts the TANF steadily losing effectiveness.