The Downfall to Today's Medical Advancements in the United States is the Huge Expense

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Today we live in a world where the medical system is very advanced and it allows doctors to treat almost any kind of cold, disease, or injury. This sounds good with the exception that people cannot afford those treatments unless they have Health insurance. Medical insurance is not easy to obtain, meanwhile the insurance companies want to make as much money as possible from their clients without spending a dime on them. “There are nearly 50 million Americans without health insurance” (Sicko). It’s not surprising that there are so many people without insurance; for the reason that the insurance providers like to give coverage to younger and healthier individuals, while the people in need of insurance are seen as a harmful to the health provider’s profits and are denied to sign up for the insurance. Michael Moore’s film “Sicko” and Jim Hightower’s issue 14 of the Lowdown show two major problems in our medical system about the so called “Universal Healthcare”. The argument that Michael’s movie makes is that the United States medical system is not as good as the medical system in Canada, United Kingdom, or Norway. You might wonder how the U.S medical system can be worse than those countries when it’s more advanced, well the treatment in those places is completely free including the stay in the hospital! In the Lowdown article we can notice another issue with our current health system such as drug companies spending more cash each year to advertise their drugs then coming up with

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