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    “There are more than 45,000 deaths a year due to the lack of health care, 44 million uninsured Americans, and another 38 million Americans with inadequate health insurance” (The Uninsured). While it may not sound like many deaths for a big country like America, these are deaths directly caused because they did not have the resources in order to obtain it nor the help they need. A quarter of the population of America does not have the protection they should deserve People are forced into terrible situations because of the fear of not being able to pay medical bills or increased insurance rates. The citizens that have been doomed thanks to the health care system of the United States of America have been waiting long enough for an adaption of…

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    There are many ethical and political issues surrounding the finance of medical care in the United States and Canada. The Affordable Care Act was intended to provide affordable medical care to all Americans. In 1987, Rosalyn Schwartz, a recently divorced American, lost the medical coverage previously provided through her husband’s job. Due to the fact that she had a pre-existing ulcer condition, insurance companies only offered plans that excluded treatment for ulcers. Universal medical coverage…

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    It is stated that a “healthy nation is a wealthy nation”. Prior to March 2010, millions of citizens were uninsured and burdened with health care expenses. With the nation’s health care system straining the American people, many wanted reform. Leading up to the 2008 presidential election, Candidate Barack Obama proposed a universal health care system in his speech, “The Time Has Come For Universal Health Care”, which envisioned a policy that increased health care quality and affordability. As a…

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    Canadas Healthcare The United States should adopt the Canadians universal healthcare system because it not only lowers costs, but it saves many lives that cannot pay for it. Healthcare should be a right as a citizen whether you’re poor or not. Universal healthcare helps many people throughout the world and is always favorited over the American way of healthcare. Universal healthcare is a healthcare system that provides healthcare and financial protection to all citizens of a particular country.…

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    access of care and many Americans can’t afford health insurance at all. In 2012, 47.3 million people in the U.S. under age 65 lacked health insurance. This is largely related to the increasing costs, lack of access and concerns about the quality of healthcare. The majority of these uninsured were working families who can’t afford or don’t have access to health insurance (Obamacarefacts.org). The United States is also one of the only developed countries that does not provide universal health care…

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    “Affordable universal health care for every single American must not be a question of whether, it must be a question of how” (Obama 1). In a country that spends the most in the world on health care, one would expect world class health care available to everybody, but that is not the case in the U.S. The need for reform has been recognized throughout the history of U.S. health care, but no major reform has ever fixed the problems, only delayed the consequences that the U.S. health care system has…

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    Universal health care is defined as “coverage that all people have access to the health services they need (prevention, promotion, treatment, rehabilitation and palliative care) without the risk of financial hardship when paying for them.” (World Health Organization, 2016), while user pay health care is owned and operated by private businesses. Health care is an important issue because as many as a thirty-three million American went without health care in the 2014 calendar year (Bureau, 2016),…

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    eyes to a side of private health insurance that I did not think about before watching this documentary. I am fortunate that I have health insurance and had not any serious medical conditions where I needed approval for treatments. I was shocked how American health insurance companies denied potential clients for absurd reasons such as height and weight requirements, pre-existing health conditions, and family history. In contrast, other countries such as Canada, France, and Great Britain, have…

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    Socialized medicine became synonymous with Communism and used as a scare tactic to evoke fear in those that supported universal healthcare. Despite Truman’s best efforts to create a new healthcare system that would include all classes of society, some members of Congress would not even consider it. Republican senator Taft made his opinion heard when he declared, “I consider it socialism.” (Palmer). Though a national healthcare policy was never put into effect, two popular programs were…

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    There has been one topic on millions of Americans minds that is heavily discussed in politics but hasn’t yet come to a conclusion. Would a universal healthcare system affect the American society in a negative way especially in the middle class? The reason why I picked this topic was because of the questions that came to my mind while I was watching Waters World on the Fox News Channel when I was studying. This brought me to ask some questions myself. Some of the questions about universal health…

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