I knew we lived in a day where people do not really seem to care for one another, but I would have never dreamed it would have been that way in the healthcare system. Although watching Michael Moore’s film was heartbreaking, it was very well put together. His film is mainly about the American Health Care system as seen through Michael Moore’s own eyes. In the film, Moore compares the non-universal and for-profit U.S. system with public funded health care systems in Canada, United Kingdom, France and Cuba. Sicko focuses on the 250 million Americans who do not have health insurance and who have become victims of the insurance company’s fraud or being denied any kind of coverage for their medical conditions.
Mexico is one of our big illegal immigration problems we are faced with. But so far this is as much as we know of because of the only reports we have gotten and the numbers can and possibly be higher than the 11 million. The states of the U.S spend between usually 22 billion dollars a year to provide for welfare, medical, food stamps and education let alone. This money is not included by the SS (Social Security) and the Medicare that actually fund immigrant who have never worked a day in their life in the U.S! The reason for so many illegal aliens in our United States is because of how hard it can be
One of the most significant issues to arise in the immigration debate is the question of illegal immigrants utilizing taxpayer’s funded social and human services. Illegal immigrants do not pay taxes that are used to finance social and human programs. Immigrants are often uninsured and underinsured. Forty-three percent of noncitizens under 65 have no health insurance. That means there are 9.4 million uninsured immigrants.
It is evident in Shah’s essay that those participating in the these trials generally receive no medical benefit from the research conducted, and in many cases are being given drugs that do not have a strong correlation to the medical needs of the populations in which they live. Shah cites malaria for an example of an ailment that affects 500 million worldwide in developing countries, yet these people are participating in drug trials relevant to arthritis, obesity, and heart disease. Inherent in this system are questionable ethical practices. Informed consent is an example. In many cases when signing informed consent documents an alarmingly large percentage are misinformed as to the effects of the drugs they are taking.
Basically Socialized Medical systems are designed to eliminate the insurance industry and marginalize profit while providing health care for all. Socialized Medicine has been around for centuries, although not recognized as such, many people in America have given it a very negative connotation. Socialized medicine is too often associated with socialism and in America’s political arena it has long been rejected, thus an opportunity for a National Socialized Medicine program continues to be just a dream for those that believe in the idea (Ausman, 2007). Often people forget that America already supports socialized medicine to a small portion of its citizens. That is, the Veterans Administration’s health care services and the active duty and reserve military force are covered by a socialized medicine program.
Illegal aliens shouldn’t be rewarded with legal status and other benefits. Most Americans don’t want immigrants in their country because they take the jobs away form them. American citizens have different Pros and Cons about immigration topic like Amnesty, Deportation, Mexican Border Fence, Driver Licenses for illegal aliens. Most all of the states don’t allow immigrants to get a drivers license with the right paper work. This does not keep illegal aliens from driving, even though they work low salaries, can’t afford an insurance and they often have trouble the road signs in english.
The Dangers of Assisted Suicide “Advocates of physician assisted suicide try to convey the impression that in terminally ill patients the wish to die is totally different from suicidal intent in those without terminal illness” (Herbert and Klerman 118.) Physician assisted suicide is when a physician assists their patient in dying upon their request. In some states there are laws giving limitations to who can request such a “procedure,“ but these laws are not enough to prevent the dangers of assisted suicide. Assisted suicide should be illegal in all fifty states because it is immoral, dangerous to society, and can lead to the deaths of millions of depressed people. “Critics of physician assisted suicide believe that doctors like Jack Kevorkian are doing nothing less than playing God“ (Gay 47.)
Lack of Health Care in the United States Erica Dobbs Davenport University English 110 Joan Burke July 18, 2011 Introduction The problems Americans face with the lack of health care are insidious. There are many solutions to a problem that affects us all, in more ways than one health care issues and their resolution are at the forefront of the agenda for the United States alone. The problem of patients out numbering doctors continues to increase the lack of affordable care. Being one of the largest industrialized countries, the United States alone has been slow at achieving the goal for its citizen’s to obtain affordable health care. Background Too many illnesses