Should A Socialized Medical System Be The Best Option For The United States?

1956 Words Mar 16th, 2016 8 Pages
Would a Socialized Medical System Be the Best Option for the United States? Well respected United States president, Ronald Regan once said, “One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It is very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. Most people are a little reluctant to oppose anything that suggests medical care for people who possibly can’t afford it.” President Reagan, along with thousands of other Americans agree that medical coverage in America is a controversial issue because it rides along the fine line of whether or not our current system is fair for all citizens. Some people argue that it is not, because not everyone gets the most premium quality of care and therefore it should be their right to receive the same quality healthcare as everyone else. However, when analyzing this thought, it begins to sound highly similar to the ideals of socialism and when we look back on the foundations on which this country was built on, we can see that the goal was not to become a country with a socialistic way of life but be free to make our own decisions and choose the life that best suits ourselves. That being said, universal health care, also known as socialized medicine, would not be the best option for health care in America because it will lead to government debt and deficits, decrease the quality and availability of health care, and overall amount to a socialistic way of life. In order…

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