America 's Health Care System

1342 Words Aug 8th, 2016 6 Pages
How many times have you heard, America has the best health care system in the world? This may be partially true however, Americans are paying the most for health care in the world. Actually, many wonder whether we 'd be better off adopting a universal health care system. The Unites States is the only industrialized nation that does not provide universal health care for its citizens. Many feel the health care system either costs too much, covers too little and virtually makes it impossible to obtain. Somewhere down the road many Americans have seemed to inherit a unique ideology, that health care must be “earned,” no matter how much or how little control a person has over their health status? There is a dark stigma among some that truly believes healthcare is a privilege and not a right. People seem to forget that health care is a vital service that touches the lives of millions of Americans at significant and vulnerable times. The United States government is fully capable of implementing a universal healthcare system to improve the overall health of all Americans.
“Universal health coverage (UHC) means that all people can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship” (WHO, 2016). There is an estimated 320 million Americans currently residing in the United States, some wonder why we…
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