Health care should not be considered a political argument in America; it is a matter of basic human rights. Something that many people seem to forget is that the US is the only industrialized western nation that lacks a universal health care system. The National Health Care Disparities Report, as well as author and health care worker Nicholas Conley and Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), strongly suggest that the US needs a universal health care system. The most secure solution for many problems in America, such as wasted spending on a flawed non-universal health care system and 46.8 million Americans being uninsured, is to organize a national health care program in the US that covers all citizens for medical necessities.
In the U.S, the citizens and government have been working at getting a universal healthcare system for nearly a decade. Many times, advocates for a universal system such as this, have believed that they were on the verge of success, but time and time again they got shot down. Other countries such as Sweden, Denmark, and France have had universal healthcare since the 1890’s, almost as long the U.S has been trying to get it themselves. During this time the U.S government left the matter of healthcare into the hands of the states, and the states left it into the hands of private and voluntary programs, which of course, eventually lead to the wealthy having more benefits because they were able to able to afford what these programs had to offer
A high-rate of Americans living without health insurance coverage in one of richest countries is a major social issue facing the United States. Sered Fernandopulle and Ebrary research showed that there are over 40 million uninsured Americans that are falling through the cracks of the health care system. The question why have already been answered. Now the other question is what does it means for society as a whole when an extremely high-rate of adults and children suffer due to inadequate and inaccessible medical care. Uninsured Americans’ lives are greatly being impacted, by not having no health insurance, according to interviews with 120 uninsured men and women and dozens of medical providers, policymakers, and advocates from around the nation.
Healthcare - the pride and joy of all Canadians. Canada’s health care system has been one of Canada’s greatest accomplishments and one of the defining points of what it means to be Canadian. Our system, envied around the world, has given us pride and joy as many people around the world pay large amounts of money just to get the standard of care we have in Canada. Yet in recent times it has been under great controversy. Is it really effective?
For many years, universal health care has been one of the most debated topics in the U.S., and several people disagree with bringing it about. Of course, we could go on and on about how and why we shouldn’t have a universal health care system, rather than why the U.S. should institute universal health care and why it would be beneficial. But what exactly is a universal health care system? It is defined as “Universal health coverage is defined as ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services.” by the World Health Organization, WHO.
Healthcare disparities come in many different shapes, sizes, and forms. One health care disparity is the geography of where care is provided. Many seem to miss this aspect and it should be taken seriously on the account of where healthcare can be delivered to. I currently go serve in the Navajo Nation tribe in Arizona, Pine Springs for a church missionary to evangelize the gospel for the past two years. Within every visit, I witness the circumstances the Native American people live in, where poverty-smitten the communities.
Two Harvard academics, Susan Starr Sered and Rushika Fernandopulle wrote the article The Morale Hazard Myth. They also were the two authors of a popular book that discussed health care coverage in the United States “Uninsured in America”. The article primarily discussed 2 issues in healthcare that Americans are facing. Along with Americans not having health coverage, there is also an issue of moral hazard. Moral hazard is the concept in health care that says that once someone has insurance they will overuse it and abuse health coverage.
The Ideals of the Declaration: Which is Most Important? There are four ideals in the Declaration of Independence. The American Government became independent in July 1776. Five men wrote the Declaration of Independence, the main one being Thomas Jefferson.
According to the U.S. census, in 2013, 42 million Americans or 13.4% of the population were uninsured. The Keiser Family Foundation analysis of 2014 Survey of Low-Income Americans and the ACA, states that in 2014, 27 % of the uninsured went without having necessary care for major health conditions or chronic diseases. Health care is a fundamental right regardless of status or health. The United States should look to other countries and examine their successes in providing universal healthcare.
The JayDoc Free Clinic is a student-run volunteer clinic that offers non-urgent and preventive healthcare to uninsured and underinsured individuals (JayDoc Free Clinic, 2015). The staff is composed of a volunteer multidisciplinary healthcare team consisting of physicians, residents, medical students, pharmacists, pharmacy students, dieticians, mental health practitioners, social workers, and other allied-health professionals and students (JayDoc Free Clinic, 2015). JayDoc mostly functions as an acute care clinic, but offers specialized services on a weekly basis. The procedures for this clinic involve triaging patients accordingly before administering care, referring patients to specialty nights, or providing referrals to other clinics if the treatment resources are unavailable or inappropriate (JayDoc Free Clinic, 2015). Ultimately, JayDoc provides an educational opportunity for students while benefiting the community by promoting access to healthcare.
I fully support that argument that our health can be very much out of our control and that takes away some liberty, therefore, having health care as a way of controlling the liberty is especially beneficial to the society. However, there are many other fields of our lives that are impacted by powers we cannot control, such as the place we were born, political situation in the country, economical situation, socioeconomic status, natural disasters, etc., which makes is unclear to me why health care stands out from the point of view of the Commission. Unfortunately, the essay does not give a better explanation of it, neither does the Commission, only stating that: “Although some people might argue that the same is true with respect to socioeconomic status, and the purchasing power it enables, the Commission believed that the case was stronger with respect to health.” ( P.4) I would like to see if there was a better explanation of this part of the argument, moreover, it is possible it would make the Ronald Sandler’s counterargument, which I present bellow, weaker.
One of the many topics that have been talked about is whether health care should go universal in the US. Should people be given free medical care that's payed for by the government or should private insurances stay? The answer is yes and here is why. What is health care?