Health Care Is Unfair

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It is sad to think that healthcare is not offered to everybody in the country at a standard rate, also it’s very absurd how some people take advantage of having healthcare for free. Our health system is very unfair. All citizens should have access to the basic needs of life, this is considered a “right,” which the United States constitution is supposed to guarantee for all citizens.
I have personally worked in the medical field for 7 years now and I know how this effects so many Americans. Health care plays a role in everyone’s life, so many Americans are uninsured or have to pay a hefty premium. Health insurance can be purchased in the private marketplaces or provided by the government to certain groups.
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My father is a prime example. He is in the higher poverty class because he owns his business and brings in too much money to get insurance. He literally has to pay $1600 a month to get insurance if he wants it, or he will pay a fine each year not being insured. Even know he pays $1600 a month he will still have a deductible to meet. Either way he is getting tacked. A month ago he ended up in the ER for chest pain and they sent him home and told him to follow up with his Primary Physician. He does not have a primary physician because he is uninsured. I work in a medical office so I had my father come in and see my doctor. If it wasn’t for my doctor he would not have been seen. He went to a local clinic and they would not see him unless he paid up front for a doctor’s visit. My doctor did an exam on him and he had bronchitis and has some major heart issues which he needs to be on blood pressure medicine. All I can ask my self is if he had insurance he would have been seen immediately. He only got in because I am in the medical profession. Heart problems can be life threating and should not be looked the other way just because he can’t pay. I don’t understand how the government thinks the health care system is …show more content…
If you are making minimum wage and your employer offers insurance with a premium of $400 a month you are not going to be able to afford that. So your health gets put on the back burner if you are sick because you simply cannot afford it. You have to factor in that $9.25/hour with 40 hours a week is about $370 a week. In a month you would make $1480 before taxes. Let’s say they take out about 30% which would be $444 that leaves you with $1036 for all your monthly bills. Rent alone can be 600-700 plus utilities. I can see how our economy struggles so much with healthcare, we simply cannot afford

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