Universal Health Care Insurance Persuasive Essay by Writing Specialists

Universal Health Care Insurance
An analysis of the pros and cons for universal health care insurance in the United States.
# 92761 | 1,164 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper analyzes the arguments for and against universal health care insurance in the United States. The paper concludes that health insurance coverage should be assured in a nation that is as financially strong as the United States and should be instituted according to the guidelines as set out by the National Institute of Medicine.

Table of Contents:
Statement of Thesis
I. Arguments Exist on Both Sides
II. Arguments Against Universal Health Care Insurance
III. Arguments in Support of Universal Health Care Insurance
IV. National Institute of Medicine Report Recommendations
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"Arguments provided against the Universal Health Care Insurance include the reasons as follows: (1) There isn't a single government agency or division that runs efficiently; if they can't run an office such as the DMV efficiently, how can we expect them to handle something as complex as health care? (2) "Free" health care isn't really free since we must pay for it with taxes; expenses for health care would have to be paid for with higher taxes or spending cuts in other areas such as defense, education, etc. (3) Profit motives, competition, and individual ingenuity have always led to greater cost control and effectiveness; (4) Government-controlled health care would lead to a decrease in patient flexibility; (5) Patients aren't likely to curb their drug costs and doctor visits if health care is free; thus, total costs will be several times what they are now..."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Messerli, Joe (2006) Should the Government Provide Free Universal Health Care for All Americans?: In a Nutshell 18 October 2006 Online available at: http://www.balancedpolitics.org/universal_health_care.htm.
  • Insuring America's Health: Principles and Recommendations (2004) National Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. 41 Jan 2004. Online available at: http://www.iom.edu/?id=19175
  • Universal Health Insurance and Mandated Benefits (2006) Health Insurance Info Online available at: http://www.healthinsurance.info/HIUHI.HTM

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