The Benefits Of Universal Healthcare

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The issue of healthcare as a right brings Americans to a divide due to the fact that the right to good health, is not mentioned in any of our founding documents. This, indeed, makes healthcare as a right is a wicked problem. Life, liberty, and happiness, are all protected by the Declaration of Independence, as is the right to free speech, which is protected by the Constitution. However, our health is seemingly on its own, and therein lies the problem. Citizens are so mired in the literal interpretation of their founding documents that they easily forget a number of important things: Our founding framework didn’t have the intention of being a static structure, but was instead a contract amongst the citizens of the United States that has evolved …show more content…
With equal access to health care, the main advantage is it’ll give people who can’t afford health care the services they need. A universal health care system will provide basic health care services for all citizens without discrimination against anyone due to any reason. It helps those that aren’t employed or have other difficulties getting health care when they need it the most. Every member of the society that practices this type of health plan can be able to access health care no matter his/her social status. This type of health care does not discriminate against anyone. Ever since Obamacare and the Affordable Care Act was implemented, the big new change was that healthcare was not going to be a right but a duty; everyone has to have health insurance now. So it seems to be that we have a right to healthcare without paying cash out of hand, but we have a duty to be able to pay for it, and this means having insurance. So our right isn’t to healthcare, but to affordable insurance. Interviewee Aubrey Huck explained, “People think that with Obamacare we all now have a right to healthcare, but we don’t. We have a right to health insurance so that we are able to be seen by someone but that doesn’t guarantee a proper or uniform right to healthcare. For example, everyone is allowed a high school education that covers basic concepts and subjects. But those who live in richer school districts or go to private schools, have a more personalized experience with smaller classes. The real question is should we all have a right to basic healthcare, like we do more or less with education? Or should everyone have a right to healthcare that’s equivalent to our individual lifestyle? It’s all just a mess.” When asked if interviewees believed health care should be regulated by the federal government, many replied saying they should. Interviewee Yash Patel stated, “As a united

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