Free Health Services Essay

I think it is sad to live in the greatest country in the world and not everyone has access to free or even affordable health care. Some people have insurance; some have government help and some work hard but can't afford insurance. When kids are sick, parents should be able to bring them to the doctor and get medicine. When elderly people need medicines, they shouldn't have to go without them because they are too expensive. I think that if we didn't have so many lawsuits in our country, doctors wouldn't have to charge so much and more people could go to the doctor when they need it. I wonder if we do have free health care for everyone, who is going to pay for it?

Zachary McNutt

Teacher: Wenndy M. Pray

Vernon Middle School

Yes, I do think the government should provide free universal health care for all Americans because when I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital, my parents had to come up with the money before my surgery in order to get it done. They are still paying the hospital every month because we didn't have any insurance.

Briana D.

Teacher: Karen Martinez

W. B. Green Jr. High

I feel that health care should and should not be free. I think people who have something that is life threatening or really painful should have their care for free. People who have something that is not life threatening should have to pay. Check ups should be free so that people can prevent life threatening diseases.

Alex J.

Teacher: Karen Martinez

W. B. Green Jr. High

I agree that the government should provide free healthcare for Americans. Some people just go without any kind of health care because they can't afford it. If they don't get some kind of health care, then many people could die.

Amanda Z.

Teacher: Karen Martinez

W. B. Green Jr. High

No, I think the people who don’t have insurance need to go get a job. Instead of just staying home, they would get to see the doctor quicker if they had a job to pay for insurance. People need to work and save money in case their kids get sick. If people saved money, then they would be able to have insurance.

Allison Martinez

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

W. B. Green Jr. High

I would not want universal health care because we won’t get the same treatment as people that can afford insurance, we will get a lower standard of treatment. We will probably still have to wait. Every time I go to the doctor I wait for more than one hour. The problem with universal health care is that you will not get the same high standard treatment all the time.

Cristina Cisneros

W.B. Green Jr. High

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

No, we shouldn’t have a universal health care system because if we do, parents are going to have to pay more taxes. That is not good because they say it’s free, but really it’s just going to come back to us by paying more taxes. Yes, it will be free but it’s not worth it. It actually wouldn’t be fair because we will end up paying double the money.

Joselin Prado

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

W.B. Green Jr. High

I think the government should provide free universal health care because some people don’t have any money to go to the doctor or the hospital. It’s not fair that some people have Medicaid and some don’t have it. Some people have to pay when they go to the doctor. Some people that are poor have to pay to go to the doctor and they stay without any money. Some people really need the health care.

Yaireisy Garza

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

W.B. Green Jr. High

The government should provide free universal health care because if you’re sick, who knows, it could be serious. Everyone has the right to free health care.

Andres Rios

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

W.B. Green Jr. High

I think that the government should provide universal health care because some people can’t afford to go to the doctor. There are people who don’t go to the doctor because they can’t pay for it. They could go the rest of their life without ever having a checkup. Some people don’t have the advantages of having insurance or Medicaid. Everybody shouldn’t have to pay a different amount because of how much they make. Everyone should pay the same or not have to pay at all.

Priscilla Cerda

Teacher: Maria V. De Los Santos

W.B. Green Jr. High

Tempting as it may seem, do not be fooled by the option to allow the government to provide universal health care. This health care plan does not truly support the needs of medical patients because it focuses on Americans in general, versus the needs of each American citizen. Not only would free health care overload health facilities, but it defeats the purpose of studying to be a successful doctor, since each would receive a flat rate from the government, despite their reputation. The incentive to enroll in this plan is questioned when the difficult labor of dedicated doctors is not repaid respectfully

Kalen Vos

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School  

I do not think that the government should provide universal health care considering that the same situation has already occurred in Canada and England, and it did not work out successfully. If Obama gets his way and adds millions of new patients into the health care system, it inevitably will lead to rationing of vital medications and health care procedures for the elderly. Obama needs to think about every American citizen and debate if making universal health care free will benefit each one of us Americans in a positive aspect.

Stephanie Garza

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Yes, I do believe that the government should provide free universal health care because; by doing so we can be sure that our citizens maintain a healthy lifestyle. Health care should not be a luxury. People that are employed are not the only ones that get sick. One should not be punished for being self-employed, or for being in a situation where health care is not provided to them. Free health care should be a given, because not having those medical needs provided, is a worry to a lot of people. The government should work on making things better for their country and its citizens, starting with their health and well being

Brianna Villasenor

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

The government should not provide free health care to everyone!  It should be more selective on who receives free health care making sure that tax payer’s money is not being abused. I believe it should be allowed to certain individuals who qualify based on their income or no income. If that happened, I am sure that there would certainly be people who take advantage of the free health care. Health care benefits should be given to those families who cannot afford it and need help to get the medical attention that all Americans deserve

Florencio Camacho

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Historically, our government has never run any agencies efficiently. For example, the postal service continues to lose millions of dollars because the government is inefficient. In addition, the public believes that universal health care is "free", but taxpayers know it is not. They will end up paying higher taxes for the expenses of health care. Another disadvantage is health care equipment, drugs and services may be rationed by the government. Although the public will be covered, you aren't going to be able to have a choice of what doctor you want, or when your service is available which can ultimately cost your life.

Jonathan Pena

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

The matter of free health care seems to be reasonable in my point of view. However, there are others that don’t see what I see. Since I'm in a lower a class, it seems right. There are many things that are medically expensive. Having a free health care in my opinion helps abundantly. Mothers won’t be scared of having so many bills after giving birth, people that find health problems won’t be afraid of facing expensive operations. That’s why for me this plan seems reasonable, but it all ends in what the government chooses.

Jonathan Honorato

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Presently, in the United States, there is a heated debate amongst the Americans on whether or not the universal health care system should replace our current health care systems. I strongly oppose the consideration of forming a universal health care system for all Americans, due to the following ramifications. First of all, I don’t believe that it’s the federal government’s job to unfairly tax the middle class Americans in order to pay for a system that is going to provide insurance for people that are ineligible, such as illegal immigrants. A tactic as such could ultimately lead to bankruptcy in America. Secondly, convincing the American public to fully support the passage of universal health care coverage will continue to be an uphill battle due to one major obstacle. This obstacle comes in the form of special interest groups funded by private insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations. In the end, they garner the support of legislators and ultimately convince them to vote against the passage of universal health care in the United States. Overall, if measures like the aforementioned points ultimately succeed in blocking the passage of universal health care coverage, then I am willing to become a lobbyist myself.

Jorge Lopez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Although over forty million people are uninsured, I strongly recommend that the government should not impose universal health care. Because of the amount of money involved with health care, implementing it would mean that millions of people would see a raise in their taxes, or the government would have to reduce budget in other areas such as education and defense. Additionally, people who can maintain their health would have to pay for people who need treatment. To sum it up, for most people, universal health care would be extremely difficult to maintain their finances, especially with the economic hole the government led us in.

Scotty Vantilburg

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I believe that the government should not provide President Obama's plan for free universal health care because when a citizen, minority, or an immigrant who can not pay for their own medical expenses, this will be just another tax coming out of the taxpayer's pockets. This is an expense that our already over-stressed economy cannot afford to risk. This entire health care plan just boils down to if someone needs medical attention; he or she will receive it and will not have to pay a dime. To me, this is not fair to those who already pay their own taxes. This plan will just be another so called "necessity" for those on welfare and the illegal immigrants who cross the border.

Dillon Parrish

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

President Obama wants to pass a universal health care plan for everyone, but government should not provide this. It can not perfect a flexible/customized health plan to fit everyone’s needs, especially for free. At whose expense will this plan be passed? Someone is bound to be negatively affected by this plan, but is it really too soon to tell who it will hurt?

Victoria A. Mata

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Despite concerns that taxes might increase as a result of free universal health care, I firmly believe that it should be put into action. Free universal health care would eventually result in longer life expectancy. If people live longer, they would be able to be productive in their careers longer. Both of these factors would stimulate the economy.

David Balderrama

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I think that the government should provide free universal health care for Americans who are dealing with poverty and have no type of insurance. It is an excellent idea that all Americans should have a health care plan. As a result due to recession, many Americans are losing their health insurance mainly because they are losing their jobs. However, those who can afford private insurance do not have to participate in this program. Finally, I believe this program will benefit not only Americans who are losing there jobs, but also those who are hard-working and have no type of insurance.

Angel Aguilar

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I have different feelings about free health care, due to the United States current economic slump, but I do believe that free universal health care should be a top priority in the future for many reasons. The new strain Swine Flu is a perfect opportunity to implement free health care because of its potential of becoming a serious universal pandemic in the coming winter months. With the number of uninsured citizens rising, it could potentially devastate hundreds of countries worldwide. If free health care is implemented, this will dramatically change the lives of millions of people around the world and provide a chance of life for everyone, not just people who can “afford it”.

Adrian Perez

Weslaco High School

Teacher: Mrs. Jean Bovee

I think the government shouldn’t provide Universal Health Care because people who are using Medicaid and other helpful health benefits are abusing their rights. I don’t think its right that the government does what they can to help them and they just take advantage. If the government provided Universal Health Care, taxes would go up and cause other problems for people who actually pay taxes. People who pay those taxes would just be paying for uninsured Americans who take advantage of these health benefits, so I don’t think the government should provide Universal Health Care.

Ashley Morgan

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I strongly oppose free government health care for many reasons. "Free" health care, in essence, is not free. Citizens must either pay for this service via taxes or make cuts in other areas (i.e. military, education). Also, the inevitable increase in patient size will result in poor patient care, as the medical personnel will have to care for more people. Drug costs and doctor fees will increase, because if health care is free, people are more likely going to seek treatment, even for minor aches and pains. Above all, once the government gets involved, so does politics, and as for privacy rights, they are nonexistent.

Briana Pedraza

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Although healthcare would benefit those who have no insurance to pay for different medical procedures, the people could take advantage of free healthcare, and who would be paying for all this?  We would, through higher taxes, and at the moment our economy is not doing so well. Think of how it would be if there was free healthcare. More than likely, it would be worse. Therefore, I vote "no" towards free health care.

Dezirie N. Cavazos

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Chaos! That is what the world would be like if the government provided free universal health care. Free health care wouldn’t really be free since working citizens must pay in one way or another. The tax rates would increase, and I don’t think it would be fair for those who take care of their health have to pay extra money in comparison to those who can care less about their health.

Stephanie Vazquez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

The Government, in a logical sense, should not provide universal health care to the countries in which we despise due to diplomatic tensions. Furthermore, giving our assistance to countries in need will put us in further debt. However, being the caring and loving country we are, we should provide as much help and assistance where needed the most. Free universal health care will help the world in general, and make our reputation of a wonderful country known to all mankind. To quench the thirst of people in need, providing healthcare will prevent the spread of disease in our country as well as others.  Sometimes the little help we give in life can result in a major impact in the lives of many more. Similarly, providing free  universal health care may indeed help create cures to diseases as well as the awareness of new diseases that spread  hroughout other regions. Doctors in the U.S. will gain more knowledge and will be prepared to tackle any spread of new  diseases that may occur in our country.  

Fred Gonzalez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

The government should not provide universal health without any charges, instead there should be more resources to lower class people that have earn it. What president Barack Obama is trying to do it will just raise the taxes that people will have to pay to be able to afford for this health care, if the president decides to do universal health care we have to understand that, since there is not going to be any type of preferences even he himself would have to acquire it. It’s better to only provide people that actually earn it with health care than to provide everyone.

Stephanie Camarillo

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

People should have the opportunity to get free health care. There are multiple numbers of people who did not have the means to pay for proper health care. I think that it is the government’s responsibility to help those who cannot fend for themselves. Spending extra money to give free heath care should not be a problem for the government. If more people can be cared for and brought back to health, then in the long run, the government would make more money. The United States is a wealthy nation but still cannot guarantee health to all its residents. About 45 million people in the U.S. have no health insurance. Hundreds of people die each year in the United States for lack of health care. There are varieties of diseased that residents of the United States cannot afford to cure. The death rate in the United States would decrease if the government was willing to put better use to the money. For example, they can send the money to the U.S. military.

Katherine Villanueva

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

The United States an industrialized nation that does not guarantee access to health care as a right of citizenship. I strongly agree that the government should provide universal health care because extending this coverage to all citizens would lower costs and improve quality. Some people only medical resource is to go to the medical rooms when they finally cannot ignore their illnesses any longer and when their expensive medical bills start stacking up. A universal health care system would, without doubt, save more lives because the money that America actually pouts into its coverage would be used for what it should be used for, its citizens.

Daryl Smith

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I think the Government should, but I know that nothing in this world is free, so I do not have hope for Free Health Care.

Eloy Sanchez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I do not think the government should provide free universal care because there is really no such thing as free when it comes to the government. The government gets its money from the tax payer and uses that to fund all of its projects. I f they give free universal health care, it will cause the taxes to be raised even higher than what they already are. In this time of economic recession that is one of the last things that we need.

Gabriel Castillo

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Free, the one word that many people abuse and take advantage of. The government providing free universal health care would change people’s lifestyle. People would work less because insurance is being provided. How is the insurance, that the government wants to provide, going to pay for itself? A tax is included in everything that consumers purchase and goes to health services such as Medicaid. Free health care in my eyes, would not be fair to the people who work hard for a living. Others who do not work at all would be more fortunate. So why free?   People, who work, unfortunately, will be paying the insurance of those that are unemployed through taxes. This is unfair to these people because they will be paying for themselves and those who don’t work. The world would then have to think again before a conflict is brought to the attention of the well fair played employees.

Aaron Burciaga Jr.

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School                                     

The United States cannot afford to provide free, universal healthcare with quality on their own, even if they tax all of the money of the working Americans. Mostly, they need to stay out of our personal lives. People don’t want the government to have knowledge of our own personal medical problems. People want confidentiality.

Sydney A. Pitts

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I don’t believe the government should provide us with Universal Health Care. They need to focus this money strictly on those they know will have trouble with medical bills. Many people here in the United States deal with sky high bills due to medical needs. The worst part of this is that the people who are charged the most by hospitals are the poor who are forced to lose their property at times just to focus their money paying off these bills.

Kaitlyn Coronado

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I do not think the government should provide free universal health care; for that creates more taxes for people and will eventually start conflicts with the government. People should work for their own necessities and not have to rely on other people to have to pay for their needs. If the government becomes in charge of the health care system, we will have no control of which doctor to go to. People need to pay for their own health care to prevent multiple problems.

Paige Guin

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Our elected officials have been allowed to create a horrible health care plan, and the American citizen must take an active part by educating themselves on the long term consequences this country faces without Universal Health Care. Since government and private health cares have been a disaster in the past, it would be a wise decision to combine forces and use each others advantages to make a great health care plan. We need cooperation between government and private insurance companies.

Garrison Lackey

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

Based on my knowledge on this topic, I believe the government should provide limited health care. They should help citizens, but not everything should be free. Doctors and other types of people in the medical field need to get paid. You’ve got to keep in mind that they work to make a living. Hospitals are anything but cheap, with MRIs, CT scanners, ambulances, and nurses and plenty other people who need to get paid. What the government should do is help those that don’t earn enough to afford it by providing them better jobs and provide with housing. In conclusion the government should help those who can’t afford it with medical plans such as Medicaid and Aflac.

Gonzalo Gutierrez

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

I strongly believe that all Americans should have the opportunity to get medical treatment when needed, even if they don’t have Medicaid, insurance, etc. But, at the same time, there is going to be more medical expenses, more nurses and doctors working more than they regularly do, and not being able to earn a well paid salary. All this is due to the reason being that money isn't going to be coming in because people don’t have to have worry about an insurance policy. Yes obtaining free health care will benefit American people but it's going to harm the economy as well.

Elizabeth Garcia

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

While some people believe the government should provide free universal health care, I do not. If the government ran this, it would almost certainly be a disaster. Because the health care will be “free,” the service will be poor and without much care. Also, this health care will not be free; nothing in America really is. The money will probably be received by increasing taxes or cutting down governmental funds, such as education or research for cures. Honestly, it is not a very smart idea, and there are just way too many disadvantages.

Michelle Hill

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

It is crucial that the government approves universal health care. It is dire to think of all the citizens that are ill, but refuse to see the doctor because they cannot afford health insurance. Other people do not qualify for health insurance because they have a pre-existing condition. It is understandable that the cost of such a health program could negatively affect the economy, but if people were to be healthy, then they could work. It is crucial for universal health care to exist in the United States; it is a necessity, which can start small and later be developed.

Betty Amairani Garcia

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

While some people believe the government should provide free universal health care, I do not. If the government ran this, it would almost certainly be a disaster. Because the health care will be “free,” the service will be poor and without much care. Also, this health care will not be free; nothing in America really is. The money will probably be received by increasing taxes or cutting down governmental funds, such as education or research for cures. Honestly, it is not a very smart idea, and there are just way too many disadvantages.

Michelle Hill

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Weslaco High School

America now has so many people that are obese and don't exercise, causing serious health problems. With Obama's reform, free universal health care would wreck America!  Obama is already overwhelmed with America's problems, this would be too much to handle. If Obama's universal health care reform is passed, then "we the people" would have less freedom of choice and also causing us Americans to lose are rights!  In this process, the government will be too controlling. I say we keep the plan we have now, leaving us to decide our own future.

Samantha A. Martinez

Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

Providing universal health care is not a great idea because the government will gain control of all health care decisions. For example, an elderly person may be limited to a health care plan that takes some of the freedoms away from our elderly population. Elderly people in this situation might be your loved one, and their life can come to an end just because the government decided to help a younger person instead. The government should not provide universal Health care.

Megan Renee Lozano

Weslaco High School

Teacher: Jean Bovee

No. because the doctor’s office would be full and it would take me more time to consult with a doctor.

Victor Barajas

Teacher: Robert Leal

Veteran’s Memorial Academy

I think the government should provide Universal health care because some people can’t afford that and with this economic problem it’s even worst for the people. Some supermarkets have shut down already.

Carlos Hernandez

Image Credit: Amanda L., Plattsburgh, NY

We have wrongdoing in America right now and we have to fix it. Should our government be providing healthcare for all?  Some people think that they should  because people are dying all around the world because they do not have health/medical insurance. Other people think think that employers should provide health care. The government should provide healthcare because it will help with health insurance, help families in need, and it will help with giving the people of their country drugs and prescription pills.    

 

One example of how the government helps and provides for our country is to provide health/medical insurance. Health/medical insurance is an important thing because that is how people get discounts on their health bills.  It allows you go into surgery and actually receive treatment for things that you may not be able to do without health insurance. According to “Should All Americans Have the Right To Health Care” from, http://healthcare.procon.org/, “ Proponents of the right to health care say that in one of the richest nations on earth one should not go without health insurance. ” What this is saying is that our country has a lot of money and we can afford to let everyone have health insurance. 

Another example of why the government should provides health care is the government can provides drugs and prescription pills to those who need them and can’t afford them. The importance of that is high because you use pills and medicine when you’re sick like the flu or a cold, or even worse; cancer, HIV, or mental health issues.   From the source of,http://www.cdc.gov/,  “Diabetes is a chronic medical condition that effect one and ten adults in America.”  This quote means that we do have the medicine to help with that, but you can’t have that if you do not let the government in your life because they are the ones who provide health care and this falls into that category.  People with diabetes often rely on insulin several times a day.  This can add up to a lot of money.

 

The third and last example is that the government will help with families in need. This is important because what if your family members have a disease and the government can’t help with that, If they do not have the access to your medical history. From the source of, http://www.livestrong.org/,  “45,000 Americans are dying because they do not have access to health care because of its cost.”   This quote means that there are many people that are dying because they do not have the money for health care that is why we have Obamacare.

 

As we consider this abundance of evidence, it is clear that the government does improve the quality of your life by providing health care. A lot of research has been done and the facts and the evidence do not lie! It is a good idea for the government  to help with things in your life.  For example, my first reason, where you can save money,   because the government provides health/medical insurance.  Now, let’s think about if one day you broke a bone for example your arm and you needed treatment for it and when you went to the hospital imagine them saying to you “ sorry but you will have to pay full price because you have no medical insurance” Then again if you have medical insurance and they will help you and discount the cost. That is why the government should provide health care.


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