Essay on Debate: Medicine and Universal Health Care

Submitted By qfeel
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Universal health care needs to be in place to provide for all citizens and give them all equal benefits. A nation wide health care system would accomplish many things like make healthcare affordable for everyone, create a national database that will make it easier for doctors to diagnose and treat patients, and for doctors to focus on healing patients rather than worrying about insurance. With now more than forty five million US residents without health care it is time that there should be a system for everyone regardless of where they work or the current condition of their health. Health care has increasingly become more expensive and unaffordable for the average US citizens so with creating universal health care will allow people to focus on other things like start their own business or working part-time if their insurance was covered. To form government regulated universal health care would increase the health of average US citizens because citizens currently will skip physicals because of the unaffordable cost. With a rapidly increasing population in the United States it is essential to form a centralized health care system where everyone can receive health benefits no matter the current condition of their health or the amount of money they make. Despite some downfalls, universal health care is the right movement our nation needs to make in order to accommodate for the problems the US is facing and the current issues of its citizens.

HealthCare should be a right and be available to everyone in the United States because it will promote equal opportunity for all people, regardless of work status or financial situation. The right to health care should be considered a civil right, people should not be discriminated against for being sick. All Americans should have a right to health care because the Declaration of Independence states that all men have the unalienable right to "Life," which calls for the health care needed to preserve life.
Americans who are ill should not have to make the choice between financial ruin or paying for the medical treatments they need to stay alive. Health Care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health. Lacking health care can lead people to suffer from anxiety, depression, sickness, and stress, and other symptoms that affect not only individuals, but families and communities of that individual as well.
Health care is a right for all Americans because the Preamble of the US Constitution states its purpose is to "promote the general welfare" of the people. Just as all Americans have the right to an education, they should have the right to health care because they both "promote the general welfare." Considering that the United States is economically one of the biggest countries in the world it should have healthcare for all of its citizens. Other big countries such as France, germany and most of Europe, all have health care systems in place for their citizens so isn't it about time that the US turn to a universal system where everyone can receive benefits. It is about the time for change in a healthcare plan for the United States because the number of citizens who are uninsured is rising and becoming a big factor in civil issues.
According to polls on Debate.org, 69 percent of citizens say universal health care should be implemented in the United States. They stated how health care at its current state is unaffordable and the average US citizen can not afford to go to the doctor or seek treatment. The price of healthcare is on the rise and it is becoming increasingly more difficult for citizens to afford regular checkups and appointments. Healthcare will…