Universal Health Care should be a requirement for people
Write a 3000-word essay defending your view on an important moral
Universal health care is a challenge that millions of American face at some point in their life. There have been cases where insurance companies have denied people health coverage due to preexisting conditions and certain medical needs, hence some feel that universal health care should be required. Others view the universal health care as an economical challenge that is too complex to deal with. Moralistically speaking, the government needs to enact universal healthcare because it serves as a safety net for people, money cannot be a factor in judging a person’s life expectancy, and universal health care should be treated as a public good.
In various parts of the world, majority of the developed country has already implemented the universal health care system in countries such as Canada, Australia, Japan, Brazil, Chile, and majority of the European countries. Despite being the richest developed country in the world, United States is the only nation that has not adopted to the universal health care program. Universal health care could be expensive and there are controversial views on whether the plan is fair or not. According to the United States Census, the percentage of people who are uninsured decreased from years 2010 to 2011 by 16.3% to 15.7%. By thoroughly studying the census, they have came to a conclusion that young adults are gaining more health coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. The uninsured rates of younger adults were decreasing however, for adults between the age of 26 to 64 years of age remained constant between 2010 and 2012. As a result, the Affordable Health Care Act is mainly targeted towards younger adults in order to obtain public coverage.
United states is considered as one of the most developed country in the world however does not hold the title with the highest life expectancy. Many questions are raised as to wonder why the citizens in countries such as Canada, Great Britain, and France is a better country to live in terms of medical assistance compared to the wealthiest nation known as the United States. Unlike the United States, other greater nations in Europe or developed countries provide universal health care that determines coverage for all of its citizens. United States is a country that spends the most on health care system and yet the citizens in the country has a lower life expectancy than many other countries that provide universal health care. To further explore the issue on United States’ health care system, Michael Moore developed a documentary that explores the policies of health care in the United States in comparison to the health care systems provided in Canada, Great Britain, France, and Cuba. What many citizens faced