Universal Healthcare Is Not a Priviledge, It is a Right

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Teri Reynolds once said that “It is hard to talk about a middle ground for something that is a fundamental right.” This country has no reason to compromise something that is in the U.S. Constitution and that was meant to be available for all U.S. citizens. Universal Healthcare is not a privilege; it is a right. “In the second half of the 19th century, advances in biology and chemistry helped medical doctors better understand the human body, incorporating principles of modern science into the practice of medicine. Sanitation prevented infection, more effective treatments for diseases and injuries were developed, and surgical techniques were refined.” (Shultz and Shoven). Doctors and scientists worked hard to develop certain skills for which the citizens of the U.S. could be more cared for. “Medical schools did not exist at this time, and medical training largely consisted of working as an apprentice to an existing practitioner. People who got sick generally paid out of pocket for their medical treatments, but costs were quite low, perhaps because results were often negative.” (Shultz and Shoven). In all the research that the doctors and scientists had done, there came trial and error. As this was a concern for peoples’ well-being, healthcare services should have been free as it should be now. “In 1847 the American Medical Association (AMA) was founded to create professional standards for doctors and set minimum educational requirements. Medical colleges were established,

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