Charity described the truth and the overall message that “Sicko” gave, which was that the “insurance companies are making a killing at their expense”, when in retrospect they are supposed to be saving lives. While agreeing, he also points out that the hospitals and service given in other countries is not as nice as it is made out to be. I agree with this and although this may be true, it is after all, free health care. Also, us Americans are used to hotel style hospitals and health care companies spending millions on hiding the fact that they are indeed hospitals. He also points out that “the World Health Organization report cited in "Sicko," which placed the U.S. at No.
Protect families’ financial health so that people are protected from bankruptcy due to catastrophic illness. Invest in prevention and wellness. Provide portability of coverage people shouldn’t stay in a specific kind of job just because of health benefits. Aim for universality so that every American is covered by health care. Improve patient safety and quality care.
This takes us back to the issue of “supply and demand”, the number of patients is increasing in epidemic proportions, but the number of doctors that the sick and infirmed need, it not growing as fast. There needs to more rewards and benefits for qualified and capable individuals to go to school in the medical field. Then and only then we can go back to the days when people were patients and not just numbers. The quality of care is just as important, if not more important as the care received. Effectively executed, government funded, or privately run, the benefits of a successfully affordable health care system for The United States would be astounding.
In order to provide free education for medical students, malpractice insurance for physicians, and free health care for everyone, taxes need to be raised. Ultimately, all Americans can have health care if we pay higher taxes instead of paying the insurance companies. Bibliography 1. Karen Davis, Cathy Schoen, & Kristof Stremikis, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall How the Performance of the U.S. Health Care System Compares Internationally 2010, http://www.commonwealthfund.org/~/media/Files/Publications/Fund%20Report/2010/Jun/1400_Davis_Mirror_Mirror_on_the_wall_2010.pdf. 2.
Both sources agree mandated vaccines should be free. Adams believes Merck is helpless to the society of teenage girls. He explains that if Merck really does want to help them, then all vaccines will be provided at no cost. Adams states that if the program is a “humanitarian organization” as they say they are, “why don’t they give away all their drugs, and release third world countries from patent protection at the same time?” (Adams 446) He did not encounter upon his answer, for it “is all about money and public health”, contributing to a “medical tyranny” (Adams 446). Allen also discusses how a mandated vaccine should be free to those who are inapplicable to afford it.
One of the issues that I’ll focus on is healthcare. Romney believes that healthcare is more than just 1/6 of the American economy. He believes that it’s a source of well-being for individuals and families, and he thinks that there are many good things in American healthcare, but with Obamacare things have taken the wrong direction with its high taxes and extended federal control. Romney believes that it’s better to let the states determine their own healthcare systems. Newt Gingrich is, like Mitt Rom-ney, not satisfied with Obamac-are.
However, the treatment standards in countries such as India may not be up to the standards found in the United States, and that the process takes some control out of the hands of the consumers. Certainly, the United States health care professionals see the outsourcing is negative trend, however, medical insurance companies view any means of cutting costs as a positive move. c) Is the globalization of health care good or bad for the American economy? The globalization of health care should result in a more efficient industry. The U.S. prices should fall as countries like India offer their services cheaper compared to them.
Would it be better for the United States? In order to make a clear decision of which could potentially be better for a country you need to have a fine understanding of the two kinds, and you need to understand the ins and outs. In a public healthcare system the people of a country pay high taxes to build a nice bank account that goes toward paying for complete healthcare to all people in the country. The high taxes may contribute to the economy by taking a percentage of money out of the people’s hands, but to pay off the costs the people are then provided health coverage that any family income can afford. This may seem like a win/ win situation but there is much more to it than that.