Universal Health Care
With the rising costs of health care and the number of uninsured people climbing, universal health care is a possible solution. Overall, universal health care will create a healthier environment and nation for us and our children to live in. Health care for everyone in the United States will make sure everyone is insured. This would lead to a better workforce and also help the nation have healthier children in the future. Routine health care can also help in the earlier detection of diseases. Although the costs of going to a plan like universal health care would be large, over time the benefits would outweigh the costs and actually save money.
Through a universal health care plan, every person in the United States will be insured. With the rising prices of health insurance, some people are not able to afford health insurance. Forty-five million people in this nation today are uninsured. Not because they are unemployed, but because they cannot afford it or their job does not offer it.(Chua) Also, company employers have to raise their premiums to their employees for their health insurance because of the higher prices. This makes it unaffordable for some people to purchase insurance through their employers. Since the costs are rising for employers, some employers are not even offering insurance to their employees. Self-employed workers are also in danger because they cannot pay their insurance premiums.
It is important for EVERY person in the United States to be given the opportunity to receive routine and preventive health care whether they can afford it or not.
Universal health care will also create a stronger work force in this nation. Workers will not take as many sick days due to illness. My older brother has a job right now where health care is not offered. He often misses days of work because he is ill and cannot go to the doctor and get the proper medicine. Also, parents who work will not have to take sick time due to their...