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    While I know that our healthcare is not perfect, however there are some things that need to be changed, as I know this, I was wondering what others thought on this subject.

    The US Healthcare System Compared to Other Countries

    The U.S. healthcare system is like no other industrialized country. The U.S. spends more money on health care than any other country yet is criticized for having one of the poorer health systems.
    Some countries, such as Canada, Great Britain, and Sweden, follow a socialized system of health care, while others, such as Japan, Germany, and France, have decentralized national health programs.
    Both systems have their advantages and disadvantages.
    If you had to decide on one health care system for the U.S., which system would you choose and why?
    Which three areas of the current U.S. health care system would you add to the system you have chosen for the U.S.? Explain why. Justify your answers with appropriate research and reasoning.

    Disparities in Health Care Distribution

    It is estimated that over 46 million people do not have health insurance coverage in the United States. In addition, many more individuals are under-insured or have such high deductibles and co-pays that they do not even seek medical care. Given this information, the logical question that arises is, should health care coverage be provided to everyone?
    "Moreover, Is health care a right or a privilege?" is one of the most debatable topics. What is your viewpoint? Support your answer with examples. There is an unequal distribution of health care system efforts in the U.S. Why do you think this is so, and what can be done about it?

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    I would choose a socialized system of healthcare. At heart, I have always had socialist tendencies. I believe healthcare is a basic human right. If memory serves, the UN declares it to be. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights state...

    "Article 25.

    (1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control." http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

    To me, this means everyone has the right to healthcare. I believe ...

    Solution Summary

    Overview look at the healthcare system in America