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The Price of Life

I. Thesis

A. It seems that recently, the healthcare system has been placing labels on the values of lives. Doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are separating patients on the sole bases of their finances. In these situations, individuals with health insurance are receiving priority care over those without health insurance. Doctors and hospitals are increasing waiting times of those without insurance, to take advantage of those with insurance. In addition to doubled-waiting times, these uninsured patients are even forced to take lower grades of medication. This isn’t only unfair, but inhumane, displaying the belief that these charity care patients’ lives aren’t as valuable as those with insurance. These actions seem ironic in a nation that believes in equal rights. Placing a price or level of importance on a human being’s life is heartless, greedy, and hypocritical. To reckon the significance of a person’s life due to their ability to pay hospital their medical bills…(to be continued).

II. My Opinion

A. Placing a price or level of importance on a human being’s life is heartless, greedy, and hypocritical. A person’s financial ranking should not determine their entitlement to a fine quality of life. Who are doctors and other health representatives to determine the importance of a person’s life? Doctors aren’t the birth creators of their patients, so they definitely aren’t entitled to establish their life’s value.

III. The Oppositions

A. Some may argue that insured patients deserve priority care over those without health insurance because insured patients have payments to the hospital. The question is: Should we neglect other human beings just because they aren’t able to pay for their care? This act wouldn’t only be unfair but inhumane because the healthcare system would be placing values on the lives of human beings. It is illegal to buy babies, basically making it illegal to price human beings as if they are items. So why are hospitals and doctors allowed to price the lives of their patients? Labeling categories of people as less important than others, over a matter of dollars should be illegal.

B. When approaching equal value of healthcare, it’s necessary to consider the costs and figures associated with caring for patients. Insured patients are usually only face paying co-pays and fees after their hospitalizations.

The Price of Life

It seems that recently, the healthcare system has been placing labels on the values of lives. Doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are separating patients on the sole bases of their finances. In these situations, individuals with health insurance are receiving priority care over those without health insurance. Doctors and hospitals are increasing waiting times of those without insurance, to take advantage of those with insurance. In addition to doubled-waiting times, these uninsured patients are even forced to take lower grades of medication. This isn’t only unfair, but inhumane, displaying the belief that these charity care patients’ lives aren’t as valuable as those with insurance. These actions seem ironic in a nation that believes in equal rights. Placing a price or level of importance on a human being’s life is heartless, greedy, and hypocritical. In a country of liberal rights, a person’s financial ranking should not determine their entitlement to a fine quality of life. Money, insurance, or figures should never decide the fate of a human being’s life. Who are doctors and other healthcare representatives to determine the importance of a person’s life? Doctors aren’t the birth creators of their patients, so they definitely aren’t entitled to establish the value of their patients’ lives. When doctors aren’t absolutely neglecting patients, they’re giving discriminatory levels of treatment to uninsured and insured patients, this can apply to care and forms of medicines these patients are prescribed....
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