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Who And What America Supports For Healthcare

Who and What America Supports For Healthcare

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Who and what America supports for healthcare should be of grave concern to all of us who care about the well-being and overall health of this country. That should be a question on the minds of every thoughtful and informed citizens as we watch how the challenges are being handled when it comes to providing affordable and quality health care services.

America brags about being the best nation on earth, the leader of the free world. Can America really continue to lay claim or live up to what such a reputation means? One must ask the question when we consider where America stands compared to other nation in certain categories.

These questions are blatant when it comes to the state of every American citizens having access or being able to afford health care services. There are countries that have better health care systems when it comes to access, affordability and outcomes than we do in the United States.

We need not have to look very far. Just turn to our neighbor to the north, Canada. But, it is not just Canada.

A study in 2014 shows that the United States approach and provision of healthcare services to its citizens is among the worst among advanced industrialized nations. In addition to Canada, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Switzerland all have better and more efficient healthcare delivery systems. They also out rank the U.S. in terms of quality, equal access, and the overall healthiness of citizens.

Who and What America Supports for Healthcare

Who and What America Supports for Healthcare. Photo Credit: PBS.org

Who And What America Supports For Healthcare

Who and what America supports for healthcare should be the question that we all ask when it comes to access to healthcare services in this country. Who benefits from a broken healthcare system?

How can providing access to affordability and quality healthcare be such a bitter partisan issue where one side has to prevail even if what is proposed is not good for those citizens who are the most in need of those services and the most vulnerable among us—the poor, the sickest, and the elderly.

When most Americans have some coverage through their employer, is policy makers in Washington telling the rest of American citizens to fend for themselves and basically go without primary care, wellness and prevention services, urgent and emergency care?

We the people must assume the responsibility for voting people in office who seem to either not know or care about what is in the best interest of the citizens they represent when it comes to the availability of health care services.

Who and what America supports for healthcare when it comes to providing access. quality and affordability for all?

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Who And What America Supports For Healthcare
Janice Ellis
Janice Ellis
Janice S. Ellis, PhD, is an award-winning author. Her book, From Liberty to Magnolia: In Search of the American Dream is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major book sellers. She has written a column for newspapers, radio, and now online, where she analyzes educational, political, social and economic issues across race, ethnicity, age and socio-economic status. You can see her writings on this website.

12 Comments

  1. Maury Cheskes says:

    This is troubling and sad news. You would think a country as patriotic as the States would have a working healthcare system. I’m sure this will be on many voters’ minds come election time.

  2. mimi says:

    Health is wealth and we must also guard ours jealousy and that being said, the person who we choose to lead and be at the helm of affairs must be responsive to our health needs.So we must be careful when choosing a leader.

  3. David Mureithi says:

    Health is a very sensitive sector in a country. America being great we expect this sector to also outsmart. It’s challenging to see other countries having better care whereas it is also possible for the same in your own country.

  4. Gina says:

    I think, if a country has a fair system of Health care, people might feel comfortable. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Danielle says:

    I think helth care is apriority. The people feels gratefull and more productive when the systems works efficiently, it has an impact in their lives, the way how they work and it beneffits the country also.

  6. cess garate says:

    It only goes to show what kind of president you have. How can you make America great again if your people don’t get what they deserve?

  7. Matt says:

    This thought should always ring in our head anything voting process is to take place. Who and what we vote in or support should be of utmost interest for the betterment of our lives and health care.

  8. Kuttan says:

    health care and coverage is very important in the present day world due to enormous growth of hospital expenses and vulnerability of major population towards all severe diseases.you cannot ignore the fact that the food habits and adulteration has lead to spread of diseases and negative health condition of the people.Common folk cannot afford to the cost of health care nowadays so corporate ,government and social institutions should give due importance to this factor.

  9. Ken Garcia says:

    The issue of healthcare is really important for every country. Each citizen, as a human being, is entitled to a reasonable, accessible and efficient healthcare service. Now, while politicians usually use this issue as a platform during campaigns, most of often they forget about it when they get elected. We should be aware of this, and not allow it to happen. Healthcare stands to be one of the most important service that should be offered as part of social welfare.

  10. Alfonso Klein says:

    Healthcare is an important factor to consider when electing officials. We need a better healthcare system, which can only be effected in a nation that cares about the welfare of all its people.

  11. vikram parmar says:

    America boasts about being the finest country on earth. It has a belief that it is the leader of the world.

  12. Scott Summers says:

    I do not know much about this so called US health system but, one thing is sure that system is much better than what we have in my country. Health really deserves to be a priority or at least be given the most concern.

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