Pros And Cons Of Health Care

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IDRISSA AGALASSOU ALASSANE
Requiring citizens to enroll to healthcare plans has been in the middle of controversies for years. Obliging one to have health insurance without knowing his/her background (social class for example) is far from being a good idea. It is true that everybody must be considered as equal but some people might not be able to afford healthcare if imposed or the costs related to it if universalized.
Nowadays, the U.S healthcare represents a large amount of the countries budget. Over 3 trillion of dollars is spent on health expenditures( Health, United States, 2015). There is too much money invested on that area compared to other developed countries like Canada or Great Britain. Making healthcare available to all the citizens
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It is inefficient which means that there is much more money spent in the U.S on Healthcare and the results are still not great. Countries like Canada have a healthier population while they are spending a lot less than the U.S. Experts found out that in nations were healthcare is universal, there is less money spent since it’s the government that is running the machine. In countries with most of people insured by private companies, the costs are extremely high because those companies are made for profit, profit means setting the prices high to gain an increasingly amount of money. If the healthcare costs less to the U.S, there will be more money available to finance others aspects of the economy such as creation jobs which will increasingly help eradicate poverty. …show more content…
If it is universalized which means free for everyone, poor people might enjoy that. But when healthcare is required for every citizen at a lower price or free, working people must pay for unemployed ones. To finance the universal healthcare, taxes will increase by a fair amount as in countries as the U.K where taxes on income are relatively high compared to the U.S. Increasing taxes can contribute to make even poorer the poor middle class citizens. Universal healthcare is good but taxes will replace a fair amount of the cost of healthcare. Which is unfair a portion of the population. Requiring everyone to have healthcare goes against self-determination. Everyone must be able to decide whether they want health insurance. Universalizing it will raise taxes for individuals who are not willing to have health insurance therefore marginalizing them because they were imposed to enroll. Also, if the government pays healthcare, anybody can use it, there is going to be an increasingly number of patients which will at first cause the quality of detection of chronic diseases like cancer. In fact, the U.S is doing well compared to certain countries in Europe and Canada in terms of cancer treatments. Another financial impact will be that, doctors and medical personnel will have lower salaries. We’ve seen in the past with government sponsored

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