Medicine and Health Care Essay

Submitted By chalpin1
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The Current State of Future of U.S. Health U.S. Health 2 Good evening ladies and gentlemen of the senate. Tonight I will be discussing the current state of our U.S. health care system. As anyone who lives and breathes in this country knows, we are facing colossal problems with our system of health care in this country. Far too many of the citizens of this nation cannot afford proper health care, and this is a travesty that should not be allowed to continue. Many Americans believe that we should have nationalized healthcare. I do not believe this to be a feasible option for us. The reasons I am against this are many. If nationalized, we would likely be forced to use cost cutting procedures to save taxpayers money. This would result in declining salaries for doctors and others in the health care field. This leads to less incentive for anyone to pursue medical related research and development. Also, there would be far fewer of our best and brightest that would pursue careers in the healthcare industry. Socialism doesnt work, not in health care nor any other aspect of society. If healthcare were free, people would be very unlikely to restrict their visits to doctors. They would also be far less likely to try and curb their expenditures on drugs. This would result in the skyrocketing of overall healthcare costs. Waiting time to see a doctor will increase exponentially. In Canada it takes twice as long to get surgery than it does in America. We cannot follow their lead. We dont want someone to walk into the emergency room with a life threatening emergency, and have to wait several hours for treatment. Long waiting periodswill cause unnecessary deaths. This is unacceptable. If Canadian medicine is superior to the more capitalistic U.S. Health 3 U.S. system, why do so many come to the U.S. for medical treatment each year Why is this not reciprocated Why dont U.S. citizens flood across the border to Canada for medical treatment Canadians come over here in droves, not wanting to wait six weeks for the government to grant them an appointment to get an MRI. Treating common chronic conditions (including coronary artery disease, diabetes, congestive heart failure, asthma, and depression) are…