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The Role of Government in the U.S. Health Care System

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I strongly believe that healthcare is a basic human right; however, the reality is that health care is often based on privilege and/or driven by employer benefits. There are many factors to consider when discussing healthcare as a basic human right. All individuals, regardless of income, race, or status should be treated equally when it comes to safe, effective, and quality health care. Even though I believe healthcare should be a human right, we have to consider how this would be feasible among different populations and societies. According toMaruthappu, Ologunde, and Gunarajasingam (2012) “a fundamental difficulty with considering healthcare as a right is that this right, unlike many others, is dependent upon the resources of a society,…show more content…
The only way for some people to reasonably afford health insurance is to buy a policy with an extremely high deductible. This does not seem like a fair or reasonable exchange.

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Maruthappu, M., Ologunde, R., Gunarajasingam, A.. (2012). Is health care a right? Health reforms in the USA and their impact upon the concept of care. Annals of Medicine & Surgery. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2049-0801(13)70021-

Pear, R. (2015, November 14). Many say deductibles make their health law insurance all but useless. The New York Times, p.
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