Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Future Of HealthCare in America
When I turn on the television and listen to the political parties go back and forth on the issues of healthcare, and more particularly "ObamaCare." This issue has caused so many problems among the citizens of the United States, but for what reasons. As a young adult who's journey as a man, a citizen, and a contributing member of society is truly just beginning, this issue is truly an important one in my eyes as future comes upon us as the days pass by. Many feel that America has been built upon the idea of survival of the fittest, where each of us are in this world to succeed as prosper for ourselves, not needing to worry about the well-being of others on our journey towards success. As the future is upon us now, healthcare has become more and more expensive for the citizens of the United States from the cost of regular doctor's visits and prescriptions to cancer treatment for those who's journey through life was not as pleasant as the next. No matter how hard to try to prevent sickness, sometimes life just is not fair to all. I come to you today not to try to sway your opinion on healthcare, but to open your eyes to different perspective. Do you think anyone in this world wishes to get sick, so why should someone such a child go through life without the opportunity to get the care they need because they cannot pay for it? We live in a day when scientific and medical breakthroughs come faster than ever before, yet some people do not wish to let everyone to have access to these amazing new things just because they cannot pay for it. There has been a time in the recent past when healthcare companies stopped making medicine for young cancer patients with blood cancer because they could not make money off of it. Money should not come before the care of our America's youth, for this instills bad morals for the youth of America to live by for when they are matured and contributing members of society, they will too believe that money comes before the well-being of there neighbors and fellow citizens all across the nation. Should we let politicians tell us our hard earned tax money cannot go towards helping others especially our youth or hard-working, but aging baby-boomers who have made America the one we've come to know love, then i do not know what we can do! Healthcare for all to enjoy will always be more important in my heart and mind over excess spending on the endless wars we continue to fight to no avail, as well as other aspects of government spending that are unnecessary and only help a fraction of the population rather then majority as a whole. In the end, no one in the world wishes to get sick, so why should we go through life letting people suffer simply because cannot afford it?