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Living in the United States is seen as a privilege. There are multiple countries that do not have access to the majority of things that we do here in America. However, the United States is one of the few countries that have not industrialized the health care system. The proper role of the government should be to provide everyone with quality health care. Health care is one of the things in America that should not be seen as a privilege. It should be seen as a right. The biggest issue that I see currently is the economic concerns within the the country. There is a constant battle between each political party on the price tag of the health care system. However, Bernie Sanders came up with an incredible plan to ensure that all Americans have health care. Medicare for All would be the plan that could insure ever American within adequate health care. There are millions of dollars spent each year on health care. Twenty-nine million Americans do not have health insurance and millions more are under-insured and cannot afford the high co-payments and deductibles (2018). The U.S. spends approximately three trillion dollars on health care each year. By reforming the health care systems and ensuring that patients are actually getting high quality health care, Bernie’s plan has been estimated to save the county over six trillion dollars within the next decade (2018).
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was a critically important step towards the goal of universal health care. With the ACA, more than seventeen million Americans have gained health insurance (2018). Having better and more affordable access to health insurance could ultimately improve the overall health of Americans. There are millions of people that do not have insurance that desperately need it in order to have a better quality of life. By taking the economic burden off of the citizens, each individual could live healthier and happier lives. By introducing Medicare for All, millions of people will no longer have to chose between health care and basic necessities like food, shelter, and services that have been out of reach (2018). That peace of mind could do wonders for the economy and health status of citizens of America.
Medicare for All. (2018, July). Medicare for All: Leaving No One Behind. Retrieved from https://berniesanders.com/issues/medicare-for-all/