This paper argues that the U.S. health care system, especially in its life saving allopathic rather than preventative form, creates a cost conflict for consumers.
# 98159 | 2,615 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Sep 10, 2007 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues) , Political Science (General) , Economics (General)
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This paper explains that an extremely aggressive medical care system has created a cost prohibitive demand for heroic measures rather than a system that takes the whole of the community into account and allows the consumer preventative care and reasonable end-of-life care. The author stresses that the middle class is most significantly feeling the strangling effects of this out-of-control medical system and ethic. The paper concludes that the bottom line of this multivariate situation is that there seems to be very little real accountability. The paper includes many quotations.
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