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10. PERSUASIVE ESSAY Universal Health Care Coverage for the U.S. The United States is the only modernized Western nation that does not offer publically funded health care to all its citizens; the costs of health care for the uninsured in the United States are prohibitive, and the practices of insurance companies are often more interested in profit margins than providing health care. These conditions are incompatible with U.S. ideals and standards, and it is time for the U.S. government to provide universal health care coverage for all its citizens. Like education, health care should be considered a fundamental right of all U.S. citizens, not simply a privilege for the upper middle classes. One of the most common arguments against providing universal health care coverage (UHC) is that it will cost too much money. In other words, UHC would raise taxes too much. While providing health care for all U.S. citizens would cost a lot of money for every taxpaying citizen, citizens need to examine exactly how much money it would cost and, more importantly, how much money is “too much” when it comes to opening up health care for all. Those who have health insurance already pay too much money, and
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