Over the years the United States has become one of the most powerful countries in the world but is the only one that cannot explain its healthcare system to the public and how this one functions. Many people do not have an absolute idea of how this structure works or what they need to do or have in order to receive a good healthcare treatment since many of them do not even know if that is a privilege or a right. Being so far the big companies such as the insurance policies or the drug companies (Pharmaceutical Distributors) one of the only ones that benefit the most from the naivety of this country’s people. Healthcare being a right or a privilege is a question that divides every American when in reality it should be a right for everybody.
A privilege is an unusual right or advantage, accessible to just a specific set of people. A right is something definite, provided and protected by a greater authority. The founding fathers and architects of our nation believed that every entity in the United States had rights that were fundamental within each individual and came from a ultimate supremacy or from God. ‘There is no natural class of rulers among people, and everyone is born with the same unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ (Bill of Rights Institute, 2018). Certifying health care as a right needs some degree of government involvement since a private system would certainly leave some people without access. But eight eras of persuasion by the medical business has made this difficult by directing the discussion around the damaging consequences of government contribution, rather than the positive benefits of bringing such a right to all Americans (Bradford, n.d.). With the healthcare expenses frequently overtaking inflation and salaries, and the disappointment of the private organizations to accomplish health care for all, more and more Americans support increased government contribution, and gradually see health care as a right that must be protected by government (Bradford, n.d.). Although it is true that the government does help the elderly, the poor, and the incapacitated in gaining these basic necessities, these plans do not apply to everybody. To obtain such state support, one must first succeed by meeting certain standards (Healthcareonomics, 2017). In other words, the government will only give certain help away if those people prove that have enough disability according to their guidelines, that is impossible for them to sustain a life for themselves alone.
The United States. government and media incline to marge terms and use ‘healthcare,’ ‘health insurance,’ ‘health’ and ‘government health policy’ mutually when they are not. The new unsafe trend of population health, observing at the health of individuals in collective as groups, becomes overlaid by those in control over individual health, the state of health of separate people, which is the standard from Hippocrates up to now. They confuse health policy with possibly unrelated health consequences. False correlations become willful unawareness to further an ideology and a political agenda (Wax, 2017). In the free market, people exchange things of shared worth for goods and services. It is moral because it is of mutual arrangement on worth and mutual accord. Some would argue that if someone does not have items, services to trade or money, then they cannot get access to healthcare services (Wax, 2017). It is also true that free contributions, both from person to person and cooperative group to person, has merit and virtue. Government compelling citizen taxpayers to pay for the limitless care of others does not offer the same value and asset. It also ignores human deed (Wax, 2017). People take better care of their cars and themselves when they own them and have the duty to maintain them. Citizens do not own their healthcare, in fact, is the other way around. People pay giant amounts of money for a healthcare service, that sometimes can say no to them because is not enough money. Is like a trading system, you trade money for some coverage in an insurance policy. Everyone can use their own morals, ethics, standards and individual selections to pick and then absorb from natural results.
When analyzing the healthcare in Canada with the one in the United States, they have a much better healthcare, since the funds that they use comes from the taxes from the federal and provincial government (American Institute of Medical Sciences, 2018). The care is provided by plans made in each province, instead of one, creating a combined health plan. The Canadian government wages into these plans, but every province is accountable for using this money to produce their own arrangement under the rules set forth by the CHA, Canadian Health Act (American Institute of Medical Sciences, 2018). In the United States, healthcare plans are provided through private corporations. In some cases, the government intercepts in with some security nets for those who have incapacities, are jobless, or live at or close to the poverty level. Also fighting with the analysis of who should be protected by healthcare. Some citizens are worried about paying for care for people who have prolonged their travel permit, arrived the country illicitly, or done something deceitful to appear eligible for the supports given (American Institute of Medical Sciences, 2018). Canada is an example of a country that has measured these issues. Residents of Canadian provinces are protected by public coverage. Their provinces can make their own requirements for their insurance and what it covers if it is obeying with the CHA guidelines (American Institute of Medical Sciences, 2018).
When comparing the healthcare that Cuba offers with the one in the United States, in Cuba everything is free and not after previous approval or some kind of copay. The entire system is in reverse from the one in the United States. Being very organized, which first priority is to prevent any kind of sickness. Even though Cuba has limited resources in the economic part, its health care system has solved some problems that the United States has not yet managed to address (Campion & Morrissey, 2013). Any person that visits the island can see that Cuba is still far from a developed country in basic substructures such as roads, housing, plumbing, and sanitation. Nevertheless, Cubans are starting to face the same health glitches that the developed world faces, with growth rates of coronary disease and obesity and an aging (Campion & Morrissey, 2013). Even though that this Caribbean island has almost all the same health problems as the United States, nothing stops them from having their healthcare as a right to every Cuban. They do not reject a proper and complete healthcare to anyone just because they do not have the money to pay it. Their rare health care system discourses those problems in ways that grew out of Cuba’s unusual political and economic history, but the system they have formed with a physician for everyone, an early concentration on prevention, and clear attention to community health could inform development in other countries as well (Campion & Morrissey, 2013).
A right does not distinguish between the deserving and the undeserving (Gawande, 2017). Being for that that our health system should not be a privilege. Because everybody has needs that sometimes they cannot buy with money or trading. The United States is the only developed country in the world unable to come to an agreement on the answer is healthcare should be a right or a privilege (Gawande, 2017). But what everybody needs to remember is that health insurance is not health, healthcare, or a right because the is giving money in trade for an insurance policy that will let the hospitals and clinics treat you according to at what you are paying. Healthcare is not a right or health, because it is just a name given by government affiliations and the media to represent a system, which people do not have access to it all the time without paying first. Health is not a right because people do not pay for their rights, that should be something free and not something used to take away everybody’s money (Wax, 2017). Individuals are cleverest and healthiest when self-motivated to do so by natural consequences, and any of them should be forced to work for free or be extorted by federal government strength to purchase items or services for others, Government procedures and third-party compensation increases costs and decreases effectiveness, direct patient pay for free market challenging services is the most efficient, cost-effective and indorses excellence (Wax, 2017). The American Government should listen to the people petitions in making the healthcare system a right for everybody. It is in the history of the United States, that the government should make everything to take care of its people and do not let anything to happen to them. Looking after them, but if they impose a healthcare as a privilege, would that then be a government that the Americans would want. Or would that be a government that just wants to be richer every time? Because in the end, the people are the one that creates the government, like the same American Constitution proclaimed in 1787 ‘We the people’, and this is something that forever will prevail no matter what.