Health Care Of The United States

1557 Words Dec 16th, 2015 7 Pages
In accordance to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2012 there were about 47.9 million people in the United States that did not have health insurance. That is about 15.4% of the U.S. population. United States is one of the countries that do not have universal health care. Health care is administered by health practitioners in nursing, medicine, and other health professions. It is the treatment, diagnosis and prevention of illnesses, diseases and injuries in human beings. Physicians for a National Health Program stated that since the 18th and 19th century, the U.S. federal government did not provide health care to the general public. Nevertheless, it was not until the 20th century where the debate over the right to health care began to come into view. The Chair of the Department of Public Health at Yale University claimed every citizen should realize their privilege of health and life span. Others argued that claim such as the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. They passed a pledge opposing the mandatory health insurance in the United States. Is it fair to take away the right to health care? Should Americans have the right to health care? Americans should have the right to health care because it provides them the care they need for routine checkups or emergencies. Also health care can help human beings with the basic care they need. It is stated that the founding documents of the United States provide the support for the right to health care. In the Declaration of…

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