Saturday, July 21, 2007

Affordable Health Care for All*: Option or a Necessity?

All discussions on healthcare in the US center around 1 in 6 uninsured Americans. We know that there is no easy solution to this problem.

The question is: how important is it to find solution to this problem? If you say it is very important, are you saying that because you think you are a good, conscientious person or because you think there is no way around it?

The research has shown that many uninsured people avoid seeking medical care until it is too late because of financial constraints. At that late stage, it costs more resources to deal with the situation. A stitch in time saves nine.

We know that in a civilized society, every sick person shall enter the health care system at some stage- early or frustratingly late. If the uninsured do it at a late stage, they will cost excessive resources. Based on that, does it mean that providing affordable healthcare to all* is a necessity and not an option?
*Do not read it as universal healthcare through action


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