People Or Profits? Essay

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People or Profits?

In Almeda County, a private hospital turned away a woman in labor because the hospital's computer showed that she didn't have insurance. Hours later, her baby was born dead in a county hospital. In San Bernardino, a hospital surgeon sent a patient who had been stabbed in the heart to a county medical center after examining him and declaring his condition stable. The patient arrived at the county medical center dying, he suffered a cardiac arrest, and died. These two hospitals shifted these patients to county facilities not for medical reasons, but for economic ones -- the receiving hospitals feared they wouldn't be paid for treating the patient. What's right? People or profit? Should there be death or tragedy at the
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But how can he pay for the drugs and treatment to prolong his life without sufficient health care that will cover him when he's healthy, and also when he's dying. There are millions of cases, the boy who needs a new heart, the elderly man with a broken hip, or how about a girl playing hopscotch that was a victim of a drive by shooting. I believe the U.S. has got to find a system where people will have a chance and a choice to get the health care they deserve. Most people don't deserve to die, and most doctors don't deserve to make such a high profit from their services. If the services of doctors of any type become scarce, we as a society will be forced to pay higher prices for them, but these services are not scarce, the money people have to pay for them is. The commercialization of medicine will lead to the abandonment of certain virtues and ideals that are necessary to a moral community. We have to have a sense of caring, compassion, and charity toward those that have had less of a chance to succeed. If you put yourself in the shoes of the people in the cases I've mentioned, you'd want to jump out of them as soon as you could. I believe that this case comes right down to human life and greed. I believe our society has marked the poor class as unneeded and worthless. Why spend money on someone if they don't help you out in some way? The people who think this way obviously don't think of these people as being

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