October 22, 2012
Nation Wide Healthcare
One of the hottest topics spreading like wildfire throughout the United States right now is the issue of nationwide healthcare. Supporters on both sides of the argument are strongly speaking up about their views on what kind of healthcare the government should or should not be providing to its citizens. Within my research paper I will provide substantial facts and statistics for both sides of the argument and then I will argue my opinion of nationalized healthcare. I will use two ethical theories for arguing for nationwide health coverage. I will be using a utilitarian approach as well as consequentialism to explain that our country is in need of a change in healthcare. I will provide support through scientific journals and I will be using quotes and views from very influential people within our nation as well as current politicians. It is my goal that by the end of this paper a reader will be able to come to the conclusion that nationwide health care is the best step that America can take to protect the citizens of this great nation.
In 2003 the United States National Health Care Act, or the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act was presented to the U.S. House of Representatives with 25 cosponsors. The bill was introduced at every session following its first appearance in 2003. It literally received no attention until Michael Moore created Sicko, a nationwide documentary which exposed how horrible the health care system of America really was and shed some light on the only developed nation in the world to not have a national healthcare system. Following the documentaries release in 2007 the interest in the bill was renewed. By September 2008 it had received 93 cosigners. It was then reintroduced in 2009 and renamed the United States National Care Act and was then tacked onto the Affordable Care Act also called Obamacare . In renaming it, John...