Posted by Matt on September 26, 2018
https://www.youthvoices.live/2018/09/26/are-people-entitled-to-free-healthcare-health-healthcare-free/

Are people entitled to free healthcare?

Being able to live is the most important human right. Living requires being healthy. But not everyone has access to living healthy. Many Americans cannot afford healthcare and have to ignore illness to save money. Often times that leads to more serious issues than money.

In a Huffington Post article it says that 46 million people have no health insurance and 60 million have no medical home. 18,000 people die a year from an illness and not having a doctor to treat it. Americans spend more on healthcare than any other country. Medical problems caused about 62% of bankruptcies. It will be hard to find a cost effective way.

An article by Truthout says that America should have free healthcare. They are saying that it is not a political issue but it is a human right issue. A lot of people die because they can’t afford care for their illness. Most people agree that it should be free. The U.S. is the only top 25 wealthiest country without free healthcare.

Free healthcare for Americans is important and many people around the country need it. It would be hard to make it happen, but at the very least, health care for very serious illness or injury should be free. But even then, people would still need regular, fair treatment for their health.