10 May, 2018

Why Doesn't The U.S. Offer Universal Healthcare?

Going over a class today, my family was discussing our studies on the healthcare in different countries. My mother for instance shared about the struggling economy in the Sub-Saharan African region. Despite this, they are still striving to provide healthcare for all of their citizens.

It was shocking to discover through my studying that the United States is the only country that doesn't offer universal healthcare. It's one of the most advanced countries in the world, but has the poorest healthcare system in the world. From research, the minority groups in the United States are known to suffer from the bias system United States has. I also read Americans pay way more than anyone in the world; like double it to 15 multiple times or something. Why is that? You know, for people who are outside of the U.S., I can tell you our healthcare system is desperately needing to learn something from the other countries. Never has the United States offered this to all of their citizens. I feel it's rigged unfairly. I mean the only ones who receives the best healthcare treatments are the wealthy here. The middle class and poor are kind of left out to fend for themselves.

I don't think Obamacare was good. My family gets a lot of heat from this, but please listen to our side of the argument. Obamacare was put in place to help those who couldn't afford healthcare, yes. However, it's from the people like my family. They take from the middle class and the rest of the people in order to allow people to continue their healthcare benefits. Because of this, most people, including my own family are left without any healthcare at all. This is not fair. Everyone should be able to get healthcare and be treated whenever they need to. Instead when medical emergencies do arrive, the middle class is left without no way of getting treated.

Also, Obamacare was put in place to allow the citizens to pay for the officials in the White House to receive top healthcare. Why should the American people pay for that when most cannot even afford it themselves?

In the United States, it seems our system is intentionally rigged to leave people out. You can't even be seen at the hospital or clinic unless you have a insurance or is able to pay really expensive bills to be seen. If not, hospitals and clinics have the right to not see the patient, even if it is an emergency. I have seen people getting kicked out of hospitals because of it.

Canada, I have read how some people feel America would benefit if they copied Canada's healthcare system. According to my studies, it isn't entirely perfect, but it's a lot better than America's healthcare. Canada, although it is free, there's a serious problem with the long waiting list to be treated for even serious operations. That's a major flaw in Canada's healthcare system. I think if countries stopped trying to compete and stuff, they could collaborate to help each other out. Perhaps Canada could help America in finding ways to have free universal healthcare for EVERYONE. America has its pride though, and the officials hate to admit if they need assistance.

Another embarrassing issue, America is the only country with a severe gun violence problem. I'm not saying we should get rid of guns altogether, for my family owns 3 guns, but we always keep them locked down in our house. However, something should be done about this. Those shootings you see on the news, those are only the ones the media chooses to share. In reality, there are shootings that happens every single day. The bad part about it is that, most of the shootings are caused by American citizens, and no terrorist related incidents. Now in America, if people gets angry at you on the street, there's a risk of them pulling out a gun and shooting you.

Isn't it pretty crappy too that if there's a war that breaks out, the American citizens pay for the officials to be safe in luxury bunkers, while leaving us to die? All of the bunkers were sold off to the rich as well.

Well, that's just what I wished to share about my research.

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