Lets face it, everyone is going to need healthcare at least once in their life. Most people will require health care many different times throughout their life. When someone is experiencing health issues and requires medical attention, their biggest priority should be trying to get better. It can be hard to focus on that when you have to worry about the medical bills that are piling up. Every year people die because they cannot afford to pay for medical treatment. An increasing number of people do not go to the doctor even when they develop symptoms like lumps in their throat because they simply cannot afford it.
Healthcare shouldn’t be an ongoing political fight, most would agree that it is a basic human right. Looking at other countries the practical solution is universal health care. Of the 25 wealthiest nations, the United States is the only one without universal healthcare. Universal healthcare is a system in which a country provides health care and financial protection to all of its citizens. This means that instead of paying medical bills, each citizen’s taxes are raised by a certain percent to go towards health care.You can find this system in just about every first-world country in the world. In a recent survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development thirteen developed nations were surveyed and the United States was last in life expectancy. Of all the countries in the world the United States has the most expensive and least effective system in the world.