Argument Against Universal Health Care in the Us

4754 Words Aug 23rd, 2010 20 Pages
Jacob Nieuwenhuis
Contemporary Issues
MSR
10 March 2010

Universal Health Care in the United States
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep. His cupidity may at some time point be satisfied; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
–C.S. Lewis (1898 – 1963)

The issue of universal health care taking over the present health care system has become a heated topic all over America. With President Obama’s promise to pass a bill that will give government
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This system has not proved to be cost effective and much preventive care is left wanting. A British man, David G. Green, did a report on the effects of preventive care in Great Britain for diseases such as circulatory disease and cancer. His main focus was on the circulatory system and the conclusion of his reports states that:
“The main findings can be summarized as follows. The UK has a poor record of preventing death from diseases of the circulatory system. After allowing for the different age structure of each country in the European Union, the UK death rate from circulatory diseases for persons aged less than 65 was ranked thirteenth out of the 15 countries studied.”

There are many negative aspects of the NHS. There are stunning reports of people who didn’t get care, or who waited for months in order to get prevented care. One example of a terrible thing that happened recently in Great Britain was a cancer patient who had to wait for 62 weeks before starting treatment. Patients were outraged by this. They said that for some cancer patients with slow growing tumors could wait that long but that it is atrocious that someone would have to wait that long to receive any type of care at all. It was compared side by side with a case from 20 years earlier, when Heather Goodare was diagnosed with the same problem and received treatment within two weeks after first being diagnosed.
The European system has run into a lot of

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