Is Healthcare A Right?

1140 WordsSep 29, 20155 Pages
Is Healthcare a Right? In the United States of America, people view health care as a product to be bought and sold. Therefore, anyone who could not avail it would not have any coverage. Without any form of health care, someone could not achieve their outstanding potential when sick. United States spend so much money to make this country the best country in the world. There is economic growth if the health of the citizenry is safeguarded. In this nation that is known for its wealth, it is very ironic to find people without proper insurance due to high cost and therefore are denied health care (Bergen, Fults, Kessie, & Osburn, 2015). The society is denying them the right of life, the right to live. In order to achieve social justice, Butts & Rich (2005) describe utilitarian standpoint as the basis of ethical behavior to promote the greatest good for the greatest number of people. There are several ways an individual can acquire insurance coverage. It is either in the form of private or employer-based coverage, which may be government based for public sector employees or private for private sector employees (Maruthappu, Ologunde, & Gunarajasingam, 2013). The public health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) in the United States are being funded by the government. The government insurances provide services to some of the most vulnerable population such as the disabled, elderly, and low-income family
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