DB5 - 1 Should the U.S government provide its citizens with...

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1) Should the U.S. government provide its citizens with health care? WHY or WHY NOT? Yes, I think the U.S. government should provide its citizens with extensive health care. I believe providing healthcare is an unalienable right. Quoting the US Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”( "Declaration of Independence : Indiana Law." ). There are many Americans going bankrupt because medical care is too costly. Imagine if your loved one had cancer and had to argue with health insurance companies about preexisting conditions, refusing to pay for cancer drugs. The situation just feels wrong. With universal health care, patients with preexisting conditions can get health coverage. Recently, a 59-year-old man robbed a bank just to get medical care. The man quoted "If you don't have your health you don't have anything," (Roth, Zachary.) Ironically, we live in the wealthiest nation, but Americans nowadays have to rob banks to get medical treatment, reflecting that everyone wants to feel secure and may go to extremes to achieve that security. It is a basic human need, especially the security for health and the US government should satisfy this basic need. I consider reasonable
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This note was uploaded on 08/17/2011 for the course GOVT 2305 taught by Professor Nwachie during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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