The Pros And Cons Of Healthcare

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It is safe to say that the healthcare system in the United States is currently in a state of disarray. It should also be noted that referring to it as a “system” may be misleading. Referring to it as a system makes it sound like there is some sort of order and organization. However, this “system” is run by the government, for-profit organizations, and nonprofit organizations. Many other developed countries seem to have it figured out, but the United States still struggles with it. Part of the problem in the United States is that politics is such a major factor in determining which approach should be taken in healthcare. Liberals tend to argue that universal healthcare is the best approach while conservatives argue that discretionary care coverage would be better. Neither side is willing to compromise or budge on their stance. There are two main ideas as to how healthcare should work. The first form of healthcare is universal healthcare (UHC). The World Health Organization explains that UHC ensures “all people and communities can use the promotive, preventive, curative, rehabilitative and palliative health services they need, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that the use of these services does not expose the user to financial hardship.” This definition highlights that everyone who needs services should get them, not just people that can afford them, the quality must be good enough to improve the health of patients, and people should be protected
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