Income shouldn't be a factor in whether or not a person has access to quality health care

Income shouldn't be a factor in whether or not a person has access to quality health care

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We are here to address why all Americans should have the right to health care.The human right to health care, by definition, means that everyone has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. It is a system that provides quality medical services to all its citizens and is offered to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.In the United States, around 28.5 million people do not have health insurance. And according to a study by the congressional budget office, by 2028 as many as 35 million people can be uninsured. That is less than a decade away. This lack of health insurance can lead to an increase of deaths. According a Harvard study, “lack of health insurance is associated with as many as 44 thousand 789 deaths per year.” This equals a 40% increased risk of deaths among the uninsured, so do we as a society believe that just because someone can’t afford health care they deserve to have an increased risk of death?European countries, including France, Germany, and Italy (all countries with a lower GDP per capita than the US) provide their citizens with healthcare. The US is one of the wealthiest countries in the world yet still does not provide universal health care for its citizens.Would any of us ever want to decide whether or not we can afford to save the life a child? It shouldn’t matter what your income level is when deciding whether or not to get your child the help he/she deserves.Health care is not a privilege, but a basic human right. We as the people of this country have an obligation to put our voices out there to be heard. No more lives to spare, advocate universal health care.

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