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.
Why we should have Universal Health Care Did you know that 45,000 Americans die each year because they can’t pay for medical help. Universal health care is the remedy to the problem we face. A universal health care system extends care to anyone regardless of social status or bank account. Secondly it will reduce overall medical costs. Thirdly there would be a greater demand for doctors creating more jobs.
It is the only industrialize nation that does not provide health coverage to all of its citizens. There is widespread opposition to providing universal health care because of the substantial cost that will be added to the country’s budget that is already heavily burdened. Indeed, while this is a valid and understandable concern, every citizen in the United States has the right to quality health care coverage. The cost of health care has been on a steady rise for the past several years. According to The Kaiser Family Foundation, the average cost of family insurance coverage in the United States was $13,000.00 per year in 2009.
I. II. Extent of the Problem Imagine being really sick, getting a denial letter from your insurance company, and you have no money to get yourself treated. If you are an American, you will have no choice other than to go bankrupt or to eventually die of this illness. The United States is the only major industrialized nation that fails to cover all of its citizens with health care coverage. Nearly 47 million Americans, or 16 percent of the population, were without health insurance in 2005, the latest government data available (DeNavas-Walt).
Would Universal Health Care result In Government control and intrusion into Health Care resulting in loss of freedom of choice? There would be free choice of health care providers under a single payer universal health care system, unlike our current managed care system in which people are forced to see providers on the insurer’s panel to obtain medical benefits. There would also be no management of care under a single payer, universal health care system unlike the current managed care system which mandates insurer preapproval for services thus undercutting patient
with all of its technology and high industrial development is still lacking to provide all its citizens health services. The health care system in the U.S. has major faults that affect both patients and physicians. Many Americans lack health insurance, and cannot be seen by a physician routinely. There is a shortage of physicians due to the cost of medical school and of malpractice insurance. In order to provide free education for medical students, malpractice insurance for physicians, and free health care for everyone, taxes need to be raised.
The answer is they wont survive, it is estimated that 15,000 orphans die every day due to malnutrition which is completely preventable. Americans have the means and reasons to help out these children, adopting internationally is expensive, no one will tell you different. But is it worth letting a child die rather than paying for their health? The answer is no, every child deserves a family that you could provide for them. A family that will support them and give them a health life.
Uninsurance in America The number of uninsured Americans is growing at a staggering rate; in fact, the number has reached 43 million, which is the population of everyone living in twenty six different states combined (Committee on the Consequences of Uninsurance, 2004). The debate over whether universal coverage should be available to all Americans has been going on for decades. The people opposed to universal coverage believe that insuring all Americans is too costly and that the resulting bureaucracy would undermine patient care. Those who are in favor of universal coverage believe that it is too costly not to insure all Americans. They believe that the lack of preventative care, and the resulting poorer health, places an even higher burden on the taxpayer then universal coverage would.
Brad Perry Radler Macroeconomics 9 September 2012 What To Do With Poor People Poverty has been an on-going issue in America for decades. One of the most controversial issues when it comes to poor people is how much help they should receive from the government. Some people believe that they do not deserve anything from the government and others believe that they should be provided with certain necessities in order to survive. The topic being discussed here is whether or not poor people deserve life support if they cannot afford the medical bill. My answer is absolutely not.
Today, it is estimated that over 45 million Americans lack health insurance. Of those uninsured, over eighty percent are working, middle class families. The rising costs of healthcare has caused many American’s to just simply “do without”, and employers are struggling to provide adequate coverage for employees. Of those employers who are able to provide insurance, many of the plans cover only a small number of doctors visits’ a year, and fractional percentages of total prescription costs. It is no secret that the United States has a flawed health care system that needs to be changed drastically.