Importance Of Access To Health Care

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I came from Costa Rica, where everybody has access to private or public health care. Costa Rica is one of the few countries in Latin America that offers universal coverage, and it is an achievement that is sustained in a financing strategy based upon the contributions of workers, employers, and the State (Sáenz, Bermúdez, and Acosta 7). I used to get access to health care when I needed it, I had an ambulatory surgery and I did not pay anything for it. Also, if I was outside of my district (state). I could go to any other hospital to get medical attention. Now that I am living in the U.S, I struggle with having access to health care. Costa Rica is a middle income country that provides healthcare to people, whereas the U.S is one developed …show more content…
The opposition may say that the right to health care lead to a socialist system where it should be an individual’s responsibility, nor the government 's role to secure health care. However, the U.S already provides free public education, public law enforcement, public road maintenance, and other public services to its citizens to promote a just society that is fair to everyone. So why not to provide an affordable health care where everybody could have access as a human being rights? The World Health Organization (WHO) Constitution enshrines “…the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental right of every human being.” it means that the right to health is related to the others human rights like the right to food, housing,works, education, non-discrimination, access to information, and participation. For this reason, the U.S government should provide affordable health insurance to all its citizens because a comprehensive health care reform will ensure that no one has to find out when they get sick and find out that a necessary treatment has been excluded from their coverage. So, every person will be able to purchase insurance plans that cover the benefits that they need and deserve as a human …show more content…
Her blood pressure shot so high that her doctor told her, she was at risk of stroke” (qtd in USA Today News). This testimony shows us that Mrs. Wilson’s conditions have increased for lacking of treatment, as a result, of the deductible. Another example is my boyfriend who cannot get physical therapy because his insurance will cover until the deductible is paid in full. In other words, having an affordable health care system will prevent insurance companies to avoid cover treatment or pay for

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