David Foster Wallace's Ethical Dilemmas Of Health Care

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Today many Americans are concern with health care. This includes individuals that have health care insurance and those who cannot afford health insurance. Unfortunately, health care premiums are rising, and coverage is limited. The care and coverage we are receiving as individuals is poor. While the Affordable Act was meant to increase the quality of care individuals receive and to increase the number of individuals insured, today healthcare is not what it was meant to accomplish. Many Americans pay for health insurance but have high co-pays and high deductibles. This in turn causes many not to seek medical care. Due to high premiums and deductibles, many Americans cannot afford health insurance. President Obama said in his preceding, "We …show more content…
Health care should not be mandated, but it should be a right. Individuals should not have to be forced to have coverage. This is an ethical dilemma because many political parties believe that individuals should not have the right to choose. David Foster Wallace talks about such argument in his article, “Consider the Lobster.” Wallace writes about the ethical dilemma regarding how lobsters should be prepared and whether it is cruelty to an animal to boil a lobster alive. Wallace’s essay incorporates decision making regarding several methods individuals can use to kill a lobster. By using Wallace’s essay as a tool to explore different methods, an individual can evaluate several options regarding healthcare in …show more content…
Many other civilized countries offer their citizens medical health care that provides their citizens with medical care needed at an affordable cost relieving the burden and stress of high premiums, deductibles, and poor medical care. Germany was the first country that implemented national healthcare insurance program in the year 1880. Each of these countries that have either a universal or national healthcare insurance program have a unique way to accomplish the goal of universal healthcare. Furthermore, some countries have even banned private healthcare insurance companies. There are other countries who goal is met through legislation and regulation of insurance companies. There are many ways to accomplish universal healthcare that will be beneficial to the medical and financial well-being of their citizens. As an American, we should have the right to be insured at an affordable cost. Americans should not have to worry about medical cost and expenses which increasingly consume a substantial portion of their income. The burden of already having a disease is already stressful enough. To add more stress regarding premiums and deductibles to worry about on top of what is going on in your body, is very stressful and frustrating. Many Americans do not go to the doctors because they cannot afford the medical care needed. And there are others who have been

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