Essay Poverty: Poverty and Sufficient Health Care

Submitted By adonisnrich
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Poverty in America has several severe issues that need to be dealt with. There is usually a good amount of talk about poverty and poverty reduction in most developing societies. However, little if at all any attention is paid to the causes and hence the root of this scourge. This article aims to highlight the major causes of poverty so that instead of concentrating on how to reduce it, people can pay attention to the roots and perhaps uproot them before the ‘tree’ grows too big.(Byme) To start with, we need to know what poverty is. Many writers assert that there are two main types of poverty. These are absolute poverty and relative poverty.
With absolute poverty people generally do not have what they need. They are short of basic foodstuff, shelter, clothing and adequate or sufficient health care. On the other hand just like beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, poverty may be viewed to be a subjective term and what is poverty to someone may not be poverty to someone else. What is poverty under relative terms is viewed as being what some people lack in relation to other people. Under relative poverty measures, a mean level of income may be established under which a person may be considered to be living in poverty. Any one living above that level may be considered not to be living in poverty.Whether it is absolute or relative poverty people refer to in any particular argument or conversation, there are certain general causes of poverty. Below are a list of the top three causes.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Another one that catches my attention is Victor Hugo’s saying that “He who opens a school door, closes a prison”. Without education people can not communicate with great effectiveness. They can not share ideas and are taken advantage of. For most people who have developed, they have learnt how to read, how to write numbers and to be disciplined. This has helped them share, innovate and get the best in life. The price; unfortunately, for these who have either refused education or been denied of it, is poverty.
Without health, nothing can go well. People can not work, they can not…