Health_care_ethics - Universal Healthcare and Government...

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Universal Healthcare and Government Ethics 1 In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote “…that they [all men] are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” (U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776). Even before health care was a political issue, and before the U.S. health care system was anything more than a town doctor making house calls, the Founding Fathers understood that Life is a right we are all entitled to. Yet, in a report written for Congress regarding our health care system, Bob Lyke stated that over 18,000 people die in our country each year because they don’t have health insurance (Lyke, 2009). The United States is the only industrialized, Western country that doesn’t have some sort of Universal health care. Many claim that it is because such a system would be unconstitutional, but they have failed to specify how. As long as the government isn’t making specific choices
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course 101 melissa jo taught by Professor Acc101 during the Spring '11 term at Aarhus Universitet.

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