Persuasive Essay On Health Care

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Healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health and the prevention of sickness diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, and injury. Because of the need for healthcare is so important, the America government had to come up with a way to make sure people have healthcare and be able to pay for it. The government came up with a healthcare system that use insurance and premiums to make sure one has coverage when they go to the hospital for healthcare needs. If the government and hospitals really care about people’s health, then why do they make insurance and premiums so high that people cannot afford them? In 2005 there was an estimate 45 million Americans that lacked health insurance, and the numbers have been climbing since (Clemmitt, Universal Coverage 1). If the government says that they care about human life, then there should just be universal coverage so everyone can get their healthcare needs met no matter if that person is poor or rich. The healthcare system says that if one pays their insurance then they should get coverage. What the healthcare system forgets to tell people is that there are premiums to pay, even when one does not need healthcare at that moment. A premium is how much someone pays a month for their healthcare coverage. Since 2005 premiums has risen to the point that it takes almost takes all of an employer’s check (Clemmitt, Universal Coverage 2). If someone is unemployed or in school they just drop healthcare all together, because it’s

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