Health Care Essay

786 words - 4 pages

Universal Health Care
Tamesha Mallard
Comm/215
10-01-12
Jennifer Benoist

Do you have health insurance? There are millions of people in the United States that would say no. The people that do not have health insurance are not just the homeless or unemployed, but they are the working class too. That means it could be you, your neighbor or even your co-worker that is uninsured. “Nearly 44 million Americans — about 15 percent of the U.S. population — have no health coverage, including 8.5 million children. And eight out of 10 uninsured Americans are in working families (Leydig)”. All citizens of the United States should have health care insurance, because multiple countries have ...view middle of the document...

“It is estimated that 1,638,910 men and women (848,170 men and 790,740 women) will be diagnosed with and 577,190 men and women will die of cancer of all sites in 2012 (National Cancer Institute, 2012)X Close
Table I-1 (http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/ 1975_2009_pops09/results_single/ sect_01_table.01.pdf).” Over half a million people in American die from cancer however, with early detection a lot of those deaths could have been prevented. The lack of health insurance is one of the main reasons why there are so many deaths. If people had health insurance they are more likely to get check-ups and have preventive testing done on a regular. Preventive testing will not decrease the chances of having cancer however, it will help detect the cancer in the early stages, and increase the chances of survival.
Lastly, just a few months ago I received a MRI, and with insurance the bill was around two hundred dollars. For someone without health insurance the bill would have been over fourteen hundred dollars. Most people have a difficult time paying their medical bills with the assistance of health insurance, but those that do not have insurance, it’s almost impossible. Based on a person’s health, medical bills are impossible to avoid, and not having health insurance can cause medical bills to go into millions of dollars. Having these types of bills...

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