The Universal Healthcare System

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It is a known fact in the United States that the health care system is broken; however, there is little, if any, dialogue on how to fix it. Each day in the United States more than 40 million people go uninsured; 40 million people don’t have access to necessary medical care. The government has decided to leave the health of its citizens at the mercy of an expensive, messy system where some get great care while others get none at all. The implementation of a universal health care system has been proposed, and politicians have made it very clear that is it off the table. Adopting such a system would not only be beneficial to the next generations but in helping Americans cope with the difficult times the nation is facing right now. One reason…show more content…
It goes against our Constitutional right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Studies show that more than eighteen thousands adults die each year because they are uninsured and can't get proper health care. How is it that in America, the greatest country in the world, thousands of people can die each for something that can be changed and nothing is done? Each year we deny eighteen thousand people the right to live, a right guaranteed to them by our fore fathers. The implementation of a universal healthcare system would save lives and allow people to be free to pursue their…show more content…
The plan would be much more democratic and much less intrusive than our current system. There would be free choice of health care providers, unlike our current system where people are forced to see doctors designated by their insurance provider to obtain medical benefits. The plan would also allow doctors to negotiate fees unlike the current system in which fess are set in corporate board rooms with profits, not patient care, in mind. There would be no managed care, in which people have to be preapproved for services; this takes away patient confidentiality and decisions to be made by the doctor and patient. The important thing to note about adopting a universal healthcare plan is that it doesn’t have to be a government controlled system. Although the government would have to approve the taxes, the structure of the system would ultimately have to be approved by the

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