The need for universal health care


Summer Wynn, Staff Writer

Over time, the idea of having universal health care, or better known as free health care, has been a toss up here in the United States. Many other countries around the world, such as England, have universal health care in place for their citizens. But the question lingers, should the United States offer free health care to their citizens.

In my opinion, universal health care is necessary due to the poverty rate in the United Sates. Having free health care for all citizens would help those who may not be able to afford the medical attention or treatments that they may need live longer and healthier lives. Although many individuals may argue that free health care is not beneficial for the economy, in the long run it is more beneficial for those in need.

Those on the opposing side of my argument tend to think more about health care professionals rather than those who need the health care themselves. I agree that the doctors and health care professionals who are performing the treatments on patients do need to make money, hence the fact that it is their job and livelihood to do so. However, there are many individuals in poverty that need to seek medical attention but simply do not have the funds to do so. But how, you may ask, will the doctors get paid if universal heath care is put into place? On the more economical side of things, taxes would most likely be raised in order to pay the health care professionals.

In the end, I believe that universal health care should be put into place in the United States in order to help those who may not be able to afford expensive treatments and those who do not have enough money to pay for medical attention. Hopefully in the future the United States will be able to provide free health care to their citizens and help to make our citizens healthier and better off in their lives.