The reason that universal health care has not been

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the lowest life expectancy and highest infant mortality rate (Shi & Stevens, 2010). The reason that universal health care has not been passed as a law is because the insurance companies would lose some money. They aren’t looking out for the common good but rather they are trying to get rich off of an individualistic ideal. Even though people have an input on their overall health, having an unjust health care system doesn’t help any conditions they may face. I feel that it should be a shared responsibility between the individual as well as the community. People who exercise regularly and eat properly will have a better health status. However, things do happen to perfectly healthy people, and if they don’t have the proper healthcare to help them being healthy goes out of the window. If they have diabetes and do not have the insurance to pay for the proper treatments I feel the healthcare system should help that person so they can get the assistance they need. Some people who aren’t as financially stable cannot afford the healthiest foods or pay high prices for gym memberships. So I feel that the community should help share this responsibility so that these people can get the help they need when they need it. As previously stated all other developed nations have universal health care except the United States. As you can see the society we live in thrives on an individualistic ideal. Everyone is looking out for their own personal gain especially the health care system. The United States is among one of the richest developed nations in the world yet it doesn’t provide its citizens with universal health care as every other developed nation (Shi & Stevens, 2010). This is because the
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Cromer insurance companies want to generate as much capital as possible without worrying about the common good of society. We must break the selfish chains so that all people regardless of economic standing can receive the healthcare they need so that they can have a fighting chance at life. References Shi, L., & Stevens, G. (2010). Vulnerable populations in the United States . (2 ed., pp. 70-72). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Individual Liberty vs. Common Good Notes from class.
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