Universal Health Care In America

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Is it just great Governance, the ability to provide healthcare for all Americans; or does our nation’s leaders sees the country as just one for oneself and not all for one, and one for all. Hence the nation will not function effectively if poorer Americans were to die out. Yet the insurance, pharmaceutical corporations and greedy lawyers companies are more concern with filling their pockets but, without a middle and lower sector society itself would collapse. Why not, work together to build a healthier America rather than depriving many Americans of suitable healthcare. As a result “400 million people globally lack access to one or more essential health services. “ (WHO) Why can’t America offer a universal health care coverage? It is a known …show more content…
According to the World Health Organization “Every year 100 million are pushed into poverty and 150 million people suffer financial catastrophe because of out-of-pocket expenditure on health services.” (WHO).Hence people continue to pay most of their cost out of pocket the poor will be unable to achieve many services. While this was only problematic to low income Americans, each day more persons in the middle class are becoming affected as well. Hence due to this rising cost fewer employers are able to provide their workers with healthcare insurance. Health care provided by the work place “dropped from 69% in 2000 to 60% in 2005.” (AMSA) This leads me in saying that “Thirty two countries worldwide have universal health insurance.” (truecostblog.com) these are the number of countries who currently supply affordable care for their citizens. Even without “bankruptcy, the financial strain on families can be significant and potentially ruinous.” For families not making enough money to support their household and medical …show more content…
According to The Commonwealth Fund “the $2.9 trillion we spend annually on health care—a whopping $9,200 per person—isn’t necessarily buying us the best care or ensuring good health.”(TCF) This simply means that although the American health organization invests trillions of dollars into the healthcare system millions of Americans doesn’t gain any benefits. Is it honestly unfair that many hard working citizens who pays taxes and tasks consists of hard labor just to make a living have to go through such much trouble in order to receive better healthcare benefits. The system also fails due to lack of focus on primary care and public health. Primary care can help ensure positive health outcomes and health justice. Many person of the wealthier class feels as if this would collapse the entire healthcare system and hurt the country and the rich. However these high cost will only burden the government since they will have to develop ways of caring for those who can’t afford healthcare. Hence “other public insurance programs; on employers, who help pay for the health coverage of workers and their families; and on American households, who feel the pain in their pocketbooks, through higher taxes and reduced wages.”(TCF) These are the individuals who will feel it more and more but this self-gap of not caring for the people when everyone contributes to country

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