Right to Health Care
I strongly believe that all Americans should receive free health or at least have the right to Health care. The Healthcare industry affects every living person in America in one way or another. The uninsured are excluded from services, charged more for medical services and die when medical care could have saved them. America has some of the best doctors, and healthcare facilities in the world, however two thirds of our country do not have health insurance, or can’t afford it. The Right to Health Care notes that the United States is one of the few, if not, only developed nation in the world that does not guarantee health coverage for its citizens. If Americans had free healthcare (the right to healthcare) it would decrease poverty, preserve lives, and create a healthier country.
The human right to health guarantees a system of health protection for all.
Everyone has the right to the health care they need, and too living conditions that enable us to be healthy, such as adequate food, housing, and a healthy environment.
Health care must be provided as a public good for all, financed publicly and equitably.
Just how big a problem is illustrated by a compelling firsthand account a St. Augustine, Fla. physician wrote for the Florida Times-Union today. I urge you to read his full post here, but the upshot of this M.D.’s story is that an unemployed, uninsured 48-year-old man walked into the urgent-care facility where he works complaining of sudden back pain. The physician/author suspected the pain could be the result of a life-threatening obstructed aorta and sent him to the hospital for an MRI. After the MRI confirmed a large blood clot in his aorta, the hospital discharged him without operating because the man was uninsured and couldn’t pay. Fortunately, this patient’s family took him to another hospital which did perform the needed surgery, saving his ability to continue a productive life. What I would notice is that healthcare...