Healthcare Individual Rights

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Subcategory 1: Describe the purpose of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Argue for or against that statement that “healthcare is an individual right”.
Healthcare is an important topic in the United States today. Especially since the Affordable Care Act many individuals have been able to take care of their health care needs. Pozgar (2016) states the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is a federal statute that consist of a set of Health care reforms that was passed by Congress and President Barack Obama signed it into law in 2010(p. 249). The purpose is to make it possible for Americans who do not have healthcare coverage with affordable competitive rates through the Health Insurance Market place. Its goal is to provide subsidies to individuals
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Healthcare is not an individual right in is considered a privilege. Especially for those individuals who can afford to pay the cost for having healthcare. Although the Affordable Care Act has made it possible for more people to have heath care in the United States. There are still many more that cannot afford the cost of the healthcare due to some of the mandates that have been put in place. So again I would say that heath care is not an individual right but it should be an individual right to all. According to Bernie Sanders, US Senator (Independent VT) in the "Issues: Medicare for All" section of his website (accessed Feb. 10, 2017), wrote: That “healthcare should be seen as a right not a privilege. That every individual in this country should have access to healthcare in spite of their income. A system that not only work for millionaires and billionaires but for everyone” (2017). Ologunde, Gunarajasingam (2013) Talks about a system that distributes healthcare unevenly, based on numerous factors other than necessity, raises a lot of questions on how ethical the healthcare system. Especially when there are a lot of inequity where access to care exist,
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