Bioethics Paper 5

Bioethics Paper 5 - Universal Health Care Necessity Health...

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Unformatted text preview: Universal Health Care Necessity Health care is a vital aspect in any society. It allows one to improve his/her standard of living through reduction of pain and disease, as well as help prevent early death and physical or mental disability. Universal health care programs have been employed in various countries, notably the United States with its Medicare and Medicaid. The problem with health care at the moment is that the programs are not totally universal. The health care programs do not fully cover many people in the country, and even private health insurance companies are unable to accommodate so many people. According to Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine , there is an estimated 18 to 25 million people who have no health insurance, especially with rising unemployment. From my perspective, universal health care should be a priority in American government policy. It is necessary for all people to get coverage because this is not personal feat that one can accomplish, but rather the communitys goal to the enhancement of society in...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2009 for the course PHIL 150.219 taught by Professor Bok during the Fall '09 term at Johns Hopkins.

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