Universal Health Care Essay

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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 …show more content…

One of these countries that have a single-payer health care system is Canada; who spends half as much per capita on health care as the U.S (“Right to Health Care”, ProCon.Org). Canada isn’t the only country that manages to spend less of their GDP on health care than what the United States uses from theirs. Not only do these countries spend less money than the U.S, but they also perform better than them in the medical department according to the standard public-health …show more content…

While it democrats believe in covering as many people as they can, the republican generally believe that the government should make health insurance more available while also offering premiums subsidies but for those over a certain age no matter their income, and they argue that mandating insurers to cover benefits drives up cost (Luhby, cnn.com). The Republican Party’s main argument against universal health care is the effect it would have on the U.S economy, but the country would benefit more with an efficient health care system in place that insures all of the citizens residing in the

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