Universal Healthcare: Universally Good

615 WordsFeb 2, 20182 Pages
Universal Healthcare; Universally Good “In many countries, millions of people suffer because they cannot access the health care they need, or because paying for health services pushes them into poverty,” (World Health Organization). When uninsured people get into a car accident, they cannot pay for the medical bills, and they end up in poverty. Either they go into poverty or they refuse services if the injury is not life threatening. Universal Healthcare satisfies citizen’s needs, and upholds the Constitution. Obamacare doesn’t go far enough. Professor Stephanie Woolhandler states, “Our research group at Harvard published a study in 2009 showing that 45,000 Americans die annually due to lack of health insurance—about 1 death per 1,000 uninsured people.” Obamacare isn’t working if people are dying because they don’t have healthcare, which is exactly what Obamacare is supposed to guarantee. Universal Healthcare protects citizen’s lives. It allows them to go to an institute and get their illness diagnosed and treated. With Obamacare, many people will have a high deductible and so will suffer with an illness or injury because they can’t get it treated. Furthermore, Obamacare still will not give everyone coverage. Professor Woolhandler says, “If Obama’s plan works as hoped (that is, if everything goes right), it will still leave 24 million people uninsured when it is fully implemented in 2019, according to the Congressional Budget Office.” So, even if Obamacare is
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