The Debate For Universal Health Care Essay

1479 Words Jun 5th, 2015 6 Pages
The debate for universal health care in America has been discussed for years and years. There are many people who believe that healthcare should be free to all of Americans. There are also many who believe you should pay for health care. There are consequences for both free and paid health care in America. These consequences are both positive and negative for American citizens. The US. stands almost entirely alone among developed nations that lack universal health care. Countries like Canada, Russia, Australia, and many others have already made it so health care is a right to their citizens. America should be the next country to have universal health care for it’s citizens. The right to health care could save many lives. In a study at Harvard University, researchers have found that the lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44,789 deaths per year. 16,000 of those deaths come from people who range from fifty-five to sixty-four in age. This is due to a lack of health insurance and coverage. It is also proven that in Italy, Canada, Spain, France, Australia, Israel, and Norway, all countries with a right to health care, people live two to three years longer than people in the United States. The United States ranked at the bottom of a list of 16 rich countries that could have preventable deaths. With universal healthcare, the USA could easily prevent many deaths from happening. Even with health care saving many lives, a right to health care could increase the…

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