government is contemplating? Everyone in America wants to be healthy, but it is very
difficult when many people in America can not afford health insurance and face issues
worse than this on a daily basis. Problems like these are issues that politicians are
constantly working to come up with a solution to (Oppapers, 2008).With several states
already pursuing universal coverage programs, and presidential hopefuls touting national
proposals, health care reform is fast becoming one of the top issues in the 2008 election.
This is not surprising given that the private market is failing to control escalating health
care spending or cover the uninsured(Wright, 2007). Universal health care should be
provided for the reason that health care has become unaffordable; it would provide a
national database for the doctors. Last it will decrease the amount of death and major
diseases. Universal health care is needed in the United States for these individuals who
Can not afford health care and even those who may need assistance to afford better
Several Americans argue that the health care system is something that
should be made universal for people in United States. Reasons why many agree that
universal health care is needed are because the number of uninsured citizens has grown
and health care has become unaffordable for businesses and individuals, because America
government controlled the amount of help provide. Many find it hard to believe that
Health care has become increasingly unaffordable for business and individuals? The U.S.
health care system now spends over $2 trillion a year but compares unfavorably on health
outcome measures to nations that spend far less. Providing uncompensated care to the nation’s 47 million uninsured has increased Americans’ average annual insurance
premiums by $922 per family and $341 per individual(Wright, 2007). Consequently,
health insecurity, a risk once faced only by the poor, now faces the middle class as well.
Even the wealthiest Americans are watching their corporation’s bottom lines be
consumed by rising insurance premiums, leading fewer employers to offer coverage to
their employees (Wright, 2007). Given that health care premiums continue to grow at
several times the rate of inflation, many businesses are simply choosing to not offer a
health plan, or if they do, to pass on more of the cost to employees. However, any costs
not covered by insurance must be absorbed by all the rest of us, which means even higher
premiums (Messerli 2008). Even if the businesses and individuals that choose to keep
their health plans still must pay a much higher amount. Remember, businesses only have
a certain amount of money they can spend on labor. If they must spend more on health
insurance premiums; they will have less money to spend on raises, new hires, investment,
and so on(Messerli 2008). Individuals who must pay more for premiums have less money
to spend on rent, food, and consumer goods; in other words, less money is pumped back
into the economy. Thus, health care prevents the country from making a robust economic
recovery. (Messerli 2008).
Doctors need accurate information to make a proper...