Free Public Health Care Or A Single Payer System

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Free public health care or a single payer system as it’s referred to, is a health care system in which the state/government pays for any and all health care costs for its citizens. However in the south pacific region this system is becoming increasingly unsustainable, citizens are now being required to meet the full or partial costs of their treatment. This new system is referred to as the user pays system where the government is not responsible for meeting the costs of its citizen’s healthcare. This new system has been met with both positive and negative reactions. It is the responsibility of the government to provide free health care to all its citizens who benefit in a social and economical way. However a lot of people have taken to abusing these benefits in the very same sectors. This essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of free public health care. There are many advantages of free public health care, most of it benefits in an economical way. Firstly, it is affordable by all. By having free public health care it can be said that health care would be readily available for people of all walks of life, regardless of their social or economic positions it will be offered to anyone. Since free health care uses single payer system, any and all health care costs for treatments or medical visits would be taken care of by a single entity (usually this is done by the government) citizens would not have to worry about getting treatments done which would have been

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