Socialism Vs Health Care

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Health care is the continued process of maintaining and improving physical and mental through medical services. Health care effects everyone’s lives no matter if you are an adult or child because at any time someone can come down with an illness and need immediate medical attention. The hardest part for health care in the United States in today’s world is that it continues to rise in price and also a high percentage of baby boomers are beginning to retire. With the rise in price, many people can’t afford to go to their doctor for a regular checkup due to either not being able to afford insurance or their insurance won’t cover the appointment. Many news stations will follow news that doesn’t affect our everyday lives like health care. Health …show more content…
The average health care plan for a person living in the United States is $9,523 while in a socialistic country the cost is normally very low and sometimes free of charge due to the universal health care plan. The United States see a rate of quality that is strikingly alarming due to that the fact that many people do not receive the quality of care they need for their respective conditions (Egede, Bishu, Walker, & Dismuke, 2016). However, in socialistic countries people receive a much higher quality due to only having one centralized group for their health care services. The United States has a low availability rate at the moment for health care due to the high prices, but in socialist countries, everyone has an equal opportunity to receive attention because their rates are low and sometimes free. The United States has a problem with locking out people who need medical attention the most and aren’t able to get it due to not being able to afford it (Shen, Gai, & Feng, …show more content…
They can help people with an everyday cold or pain that they may have throughout their body. For many people this is a much cheaper way to get over a cold rather than going in and seeing a doctor. I know for myself personally, this is a better way to go when my allergies begin to act up and I know which medication will help my symptoms go away the quickest. The accessibility for over-the-counter drugs is much higher than a possible prescription due to the different brands of medications that are out now. Many parents use these medicines when their child suddenly has an issue because it is a lot cheaper (Lust & Slattery, 2012). Another great thing is that for the over-the-counter drugs is that they are a one-time payment rather than going to the doctor then finding out you need a prescription drug. Also, people are more likely to visit stores such as Rite Aid and CVS Pharmacy because they have clinics inside of them that can tell you exactly what is wrong and what medications can be used to resolve the

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