Should We Need Free Health Care?

1797 WordsJan 4, 20168 Pages
Introduction “Hands off my health care!” screamed an elderly man. “Health care for America now!” yelled a young lady not too far away. It was shocking to see so many protesters for free health care. People walked past the White House holding signs hoping to be recognized and demanding a change take place. That brings up the question, Should everyone in America be entitled to free health care? Everyone should have access to free health care because it makes health care affordable to those who cannot afford it and it prevents more deaths although it may lower doctors’ earnings and decrease responsibility in others. Significance This is a very controversial topic that is currently being debated amongst American citizens currently. This is…show more content…
People should purchase their own health care and not be able to get it freely from the government without cost or payment. Access to free health care causes people to be less responsible when it comes down to their health. They will be more dependent on the government for their health resources. Leonard Peikoff, Ph.D. writes that, “under the American system you have a right to health care if you can pay for it; i.e., if you can earn it by your own action”. Peikoff is basically saying if you have an income, then you should be able to pay for medical insurance and your income is based on your efforts to work. Basically, if you have a low paying job, then you decided to settle for that job and it was based on your effort and level of responsibility. Therefore, medical insurance should be based off your earnings and not just given free access to. Jason Allen, National Student Programs Manager, National Constitution Center, wrote, “Creating a guarantee of universal coverage would vastly expand the role of the federal government in the lives of the American people, who are better off with the freedom to make their own health care choices.” Allen is saying that allowing free access to health care lowers the American people’s choices. People aren’t able to make choices on their own and show responsibility. To continue,
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