Government Sponsored Healthcare

Essay by krutoyrusHigh School, 10th gradeA+, February 2006

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Healthcare is a very important part of every citizen's lives. Many Americans this is a great solution for many Americans who cannot afford healthcare for themselves.

Government sponsored healthcare should be in effect for the United States for everyone. There are almost forty million Americans currently that do no have health insurance due to their financial status (Canada 1).

Some of the major problems, which are faced in this country in the healthcare industry, are that it is privately owned. The privately owned companies can name any price they want to treat certain things. Washington D.C. is trying a similar concept as stated my the Washington Times "D.C. health officials say they are planning a shake-up of the city's more than $90-million-a-year health program for the poor, moving to eliminate administrative missteps and provide financial incentives to reduce HIV, heart disease and other illnesses" (McElhatton 1).

On the other hand, government sponsored healthcare will aide the economy.

One of American neighbors, Canada, only spends about one thousand six hundred thirty dollars per person while the United States spends two thousand sixty eight dollars per person in healthcare expenses (Canada 2). Every one in Canada has guaranteed healthcare for everyone regardless of the income or whether the individual can afford it or not. So why is the United States government paying more to treat its individuals even with private healthcare corporations? The answer is simple to this question. The introduction of privately owned healthcare insurances that many employers use increase the prices since they are willing to pay more for treatment. If healthcare were strictly government controlled, this would lead to static prices of healthcare. These will not only aide the economy, but also each American citizen.

This is becoming more and more of an issue as time progresses since areas...