Eng 137 10:00
March 27, 2009
Universal Health Care: Universally Wrong or Right?
It is argued that with a universal health care system health care costs will decrease greatly, which in turn is an advantage for citizens and employers. Single-payer universal health care will allow the United States to recover from previous years of high administrative costs. The United States currently spends 50-100% more on administration costs than other countries that use the single-payer health care system. But the federal government is not the only party who spends excessively on health care; state governments, employers and private citizens spent 14% collectively of total income on health care alone. If the United States Government chooses to use the universal health care system administrative costs will decline as well as the state governments, employers, and private citizen costs, allowing everyone in the United States health care and will allow the United States Government to save approximately 100 to 200 billion dollars every year. Studies have discovered that a single-payer system would cut expenses enough to allow everyone in the United States the right to good health care without the nation as a whole spending more than it does currently.
It is also argued that with the implementation of a universal health care system into the United States Government, the society as a whole would be much healthier. It will also ensure that health problems are taken care during the preventive stages rather than waiting until it reaches a more advanced stage which costs more to treat. With universal health care no individual will be turned away from getting the proper treatment because they are underinsured or do not have any medical insurance at all. The universal health care system will allow every citizen to receive the proper care and treatment for any medical condition they are experiencing. Instead of waiting until the condition has...