US Health Care Crisis Persuasive Essay by Nicky

US Health Care Crisis
An argument that universal healthcare is the only solution for the healthcare crisis facing the United States.
# 148521 | 1,410 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2011 | US
Published on Oct 26, 2011 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)

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The paper describes how the documentary 'Sicko' depicts the unfortunate situation of the U.S. healthcare sector, and argues that profit mongering HMO's and insurance companies have blatantly compromised the humanitarian aspect of care delivery founded in the Hippocratic oath of medicine. The paper aims to show how managed care is totally mismanaged and the only rightful remedy is to follow the Canadian model and implement a universal health care plan.

Health Care Business
Plight of the Insured
Universal Coverage (The Canadian Model)
National Health Insurance Act (The Rightful Solution)

From the Paper:

"The United States is no doubt one of the best-developed countries in the world. At the forefront of technology and scientific development, the country also boasts of its high standards of living. However, a look at the healthcare, which is the basic pillar of a nation, presents a dismal picture. The growing number of uninsured people, which has crossed 46 million or roughly 16% of the national population, is enough reason to believe that the crisis is not looming large but it is already here. [Laura K Altom] As a nation with an aging population with 20% of the people expected to be above 65 by 2040, the demands on the already ailing healthcare sector will be enormous. [Peter G. Peterson] With the current trend, experts are concerned that Medicare funds will be exhausted by 2018. [Science Daily]"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Science Daily, 'American Values Blamed for US Healthcare Crisis', Accessed May 11 2009, Available at,
  • Laura K. Altom, BS, MSIII and Larry R. Churchill, PhD, Ann Geddes Stahlman 'Pay, Pride, and Public Purpose: Why America's Doctors Should Support Universal Healthcare', MedGenMed. 2007; 9 (1): 40. Published by MedscapeAvailable Online at,
  • Peter G. Peterson, "Will America Grow up Before it Grows Old", Accessed May 10th 2009, Available at,
  • Michael Moore, 'Sicko' Health Documentary by The Weinstein Company, 2007
  • Harry Winer, 'Damaged Care', Film about HMO's, 2002

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