Since the early days of the, still relatively young, United States we have been facing a constant change in our standards of living; generally these standards increase as a whole. However, the change is not all that good as it may seem, sure today’s people have better access to various health facilities and are provided better education than in the past; and yet they are still faced with hardships. These hardships include but are not limited to, expenses of health insurance, school, housing, and food; while all of these commodities have become better the likelihood that all personnel have equal access to them is still just a thought. In his article Confronting Inequality Paul Krugman mentions how “...American children from low-income families are often uninsured,”(567). Despite being one of the top biggest countries both socially and economically the united states does not allow all children to have access to healthcare insurance; this is because instead their parents are focused trying to move their families to well built and proper family friendly environments in hope that their children will be able to lead on a better future furthering their education.
It will unavoidably cost people so much more than now. At this stage in time, folks pay the health care facilities, but once the universal healthcare goes full force, the government will take over. A good example where they are already doing this is the VA hospitals. Veterans do not get the care that they are supposed to get. If veterans do not get the care that they are meant to get then how will anyone else be able to?
Every single year, thousands die due to unavailable health care. In fact, “lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44,789 deaths per year” (Wilper, McCormick, Lasser, Woolhandler 1). This statistic means up to a 40% extra risk of death for those who don’t have health care. Not only are people not getting the health care they need, but they are also dying at a much younger age due to this fact. For example, a study found that “13,000 deaths occur each year just in the 55-64-year-old age group due to lack of health insurance coverage.” (Wilper, McCormick, Lasser, Woolhandler 2).
The Modern Revolution unmistakably improved the world, but, there was and is some things that impact the world negatively. Some medical advancements have resulted in bacteria with higher immunities, making some antibiotics no longer usable. And, some technological advances, like the atomic bomb and other weapons, have led and is leading to warfare and annihilation of societies. There are still non-democratic governments that give their societies poor treatment and no option to get an education. Even though cynical things keep happening in the present, the positives outweigh the negatives.
According to the World Health Organization Ranking, the United States doesn’t rank in the top 25 of the World’s Health Systems. We spend $2.7 trillion every year on health care, that’s almost 18% of the US Gross Domestic Product. Compared to other developed countries we are definitely not doing well. We spend more than twice per person on health care and yet we have the highest infant mortality, the highest obesity rate and we are second in terms of life expectancy at birth. What is making us fail in our health system?
In the 1900s, the total population of Canada was 5,310,000, and a century after in 2000, it sextupled to 30.77 million people. Despite a fertility rate of 1.6 children per female, Canada’s current population growth rate is 1.2% . If this continues at this rate, it would result in a doubling of the population. There will be less habitable and arable land for our citizens to live on and people are more liable to falling ill easily as air-borne illness can be easily transmitted between citizens. Medical personnel may not be able to be deployed efficiently to treat the sick.
So a growing human population must pose some kind of a threat to the well-being of planet Earth, mustn 't it?Currently, we as a population use up most of the resources how we please, waste, and even pollute. Our plan is to feed and to breed. The fertility rate has all of a sudden gone up incredibly over the past decade. Yes, we are getting overpopulated but there is no way we can control that.We simply cannot just kill every other baby that is born. Imagine every year how many graduates there are in different universities, college school from different countries.
If there are excessively large amounts of offspring, the parents’ limited energy and the potential lack of food will lead to the early deaths of most of the offspring. As a result, that is why hunger and other factors that lead to deaths are the reasons for the impossibility of endless growth and development. If the species can adjust its birth rate, there will be fewer cases of hunger and deaths. It makes more sense if one knows the birth control policy in China in the past. At the early stages of the country, people tend to bear as many children as they can; yet the following hunger becomes a huge burden to most of the families, especially those in poorer areas.
The other is underpopulation, which occurs when a region has inadequate population numbers to fully utilize the resources available before its disposal. Underpopulation was an issue some time ago but with all these changes in the world, the population is increasing exponentially. Overpopulation is the issue economists, environmentalists and researchers now argue about, and they discuss the problems that it will bring in the future. In 1991, there were approximately 5.4 billon people in the world, according to the Population Reference Bureau, if our growth rate is not reduced soon, it is estimated that by the year 2050, the world’s population
The First World War was a major cause for a rapid decrease in the human population. The War created a gap in an entire generation and led to a baby-boom after the war was over. By looking at the graph, one can see that only about half the people sent into war came home unwounded and still alive. For instance, 12.000.000 soldiers were mobilised from 1914 to 1918 and about 2.000.000 soldiers died. This is a decrease of about 16 % of soldiers in 4 years.