If people believe the American dream has truly disappeared then what are they striving to reach? As history has shown, Americans have proven they can overcome many challenges and economic downfalls. So, why does the dream die now? In his article “Hiding
Take back your tired, your poor, and your huddled masses! America was once known as the “melting pot” of the world, where any and all were welcomed. However, under the new pressures of a recession, a growing population, and the unemployment issue, many immigrants, both legal and illegal, are being turned away. Harsh, unequal immigration regulations undermine America’s founding principles and contribute to the tensions and discriminations that continue to occur regarding a citizen’s national origin. A standard, across-the-board policy would allow America to continue its “melting pot” legacy while maintaining a feasible economy for all.
Immigration: Costs and Benefits Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants, legal and illegal, from around the world, come to the United States. People choose to immigrate to America because there are a vast number of opportunities and they are in search of a better quality of life. Supporting them self, as well as, family in their country of origin; legal and illegal Immigrants are looked down upon by society and are thought to be the cause of some of the burdens that our nation suffers from. Taxpayers are forced to pay for the welfare and schooling for many of these immigrants, some who are illegal aliens. Other citizens believe that immigration contributes to crime, poverty, and overcrowding.
They would all soon run out of business due to not being able to compete with a government system, "Additional taxes and mandated costs are to be imposed on health insurance companies, while a government-run "health insurance" bureaucracy will be created, ostensibly to "compete" with the private companies" (DiLorenzo). Even though citizens would be able to choose whether they wanted socialized medicine or not, it would not be plausible to stay with a privatized provider. The government can easily undercut the privatized business and further taxing the privatized sector, a business would not be able to run effectively with a profit. Since public payers are able to negotiate for lower costs, more people would end up in the public plan since it would be cheaper. In the end, there would be very few left in the private system (Clemmit).
Having such a high amount of money being spent on illegal immigrants can be extremely devastating to a hospital and in some cases has been the cause of many hospitals being forced to close because they cannot afford to stay open anymore. This is a very negative impact that illegal immigration has on the economy and overall wellbeing of America because they are stealing from tax payers. “Not only are Illegal Aliens being treated in the hospitals but undocumented citizens are likely to stay for a while because they have no family in the area and are unable to be discharged because of the lack of an address that the hospital
Companies have been able to fill some of the cracks by letting the government take care of the people more likely to get sick. An example of that would be Medicare for the elderly and Medicaid for the poor. At the same time over the years employers have found the cost of health care becoming a significant drain on their profits. Many have quit providing it for this very reason. Stories of people dying because they had illnesses that were left undiagnosed due to not having insurance to seek healthcare are becoming more frequent.
The term “Universal Healthcare” refers to equal health coverage for all residents of a nation “funded by the government under [a] single-payer system” (Cummings). The United States currently does not utilize universal healthcare; its health insurance is provided mainly through employers and by private companies. This consumer-driven system is harmful to the residents of the United States who are unemployed and cannot afford expensive private insurance. It also facilitates the need for welfare and, even then, those on public assistance receive a lower quality of care. Universal Healthcare would lower the mortality rate in the United States by solving the problem of the uninsured and the underinsured, as well as halt rising healthcare costs in the U.S.
Therefore, the United States has so many economic issues. The American citizens who pays taxes are the ones paying for illegal immigrants to stay and live in America. The number of jobs that illegal immigrants take deceases the availability of jobs for the legal US citizens. If the illegal immigrants work for very low wages and in unfit working conditions, a legal citizen wouldn’t get because they wouldn’t work for so cheap pay. It’s becoming harder and harder for a US citizen without a high school diploma to find a job.
Americans are Immigrants The twenty-first century in the most advanced country in the world is proving to be one of the most controversial in the history of this United States of America. This country was formed by immigrants from all over the world, and yet, many citizens are attempting to close the doors to most people who are still trying to reap some of the benefits the United States of America has to offer. The United States as a whole, as well as the originating countries, has benefited from the effects of immigration. While some of the effects have been considered detrimental to the US, the benefits far outweigh the detriments. This subject has been one of concern for quite some time, with no real resolution.
Today millions of Americans cannot afford the sufficient health care they need. The price of health insurance is costing us the people thousands of dollars. Therefore, I believe the government should provide health care to all citizens regardless of their ability to pay for that care. Some rich people may prefer to pay for medical treatment, while the government must necessarily subsidize the health care for children, senior citizens, the unemployed and the homeless, as these groups cannot provide for themselves and, are extremely financially vulnerable. However, working adults can use the benefits of the medical insurance, which will give them an opportunity for a decent medical service and reduce the general taxation burden.