The Problem Of Health Care

1816 Words Dec 22nd, 2016 8 Pages
I walked up to the pharmacy, pulled out my insurance card and within seconds the price of my prescription medication was waived. I stood in shock as the receipt the pharmacists handed me read, “zero.” I elected to begin the medication one week earlier and without any additional costs to my family or myself I was able to go into the local pharmacy and pick it up. As I walked out of the pharmacy that day I couldn’t help but feel astounded by the freedom that I had over my own health matters. This privilege illuminated the sickening reality that I was among few Americans with such a liberty. Ever since, the relentless contrivances faced over the progression of health care in America have intrigued me. These obstacles make the present health care system impossible to navigate successfully, leaving many Americans confounded and disadvantaged. Upon this realization I began understanding what a colossal price tag our country places on the right of health. Despite a consensus among Americans to constantly protect our freedoms and uphold the founding principles of this country, our Government denies citizens an essential entitlement. Famously, the Declaration of Independence states “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Unfortunately, Americans have been incessantly deprived of their right to pursue life by not having effectual…

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