The Pros And Cons Of Universal Health Care

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The idea of Universal Health Care (UHC), has been a hot topic since ObamaCare passed in 2010, but recently the debate has become fundamental when talking about US politics. Universal Health Care in the United States would essentially be the highest possible health care for everyone, without citizens being put in a financial burden (Cheng). Even with Universal Health Care, citizens would be able to purchase higher healthcare options if wanted. So what’s the catch? Well, in summary the catch is the cost. With the US already having high taxes and spending on health due to GDP per capita, distribution of market/prices and an already complex health care system, UHC would be a drastic hit to our government spending, and in turn would weaken our economy (Reindhardt). Which brings up the question, does the government have a responsibility to provide affordable health care for everybody? Supporters of Universal Health Care believe that besides the inevitable improvement of public health, UHC would lower the overall costs of healthcare for an economy, due to lowered administration and prescription drugs through the government (Amadeo). They believe that if UHC is implemented, it would could save countless amounts of lives, and make medical services available and affordable to everyone (Right to Health). Another supportive view on UHC intertwines with the United States economy. Many believe that UHC is good for economic productivity because citizens would miss less work due to

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