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Our Right to Good Health: Why is Our Healthcare Built to Serve Only Few

People have the right to proper healthcare regardless of financial status. Why is it that our uphill battle to have affordable healthcare never seems to end? What are we doing wrong?
Even before our current president was sworn into office, he was never glib about the fact that the wanted to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA) or more commonly known as “Obama Care”. While the ACA was not perfect, it allowed a lot of Americans access to relatively affordable healthcare.

Our politicians are fighting pretty much every day to either remove or sustain our healthcare. What a lot of people don’t understand is why is the Trump administration is so hell-bent on removing ACA when it cannot even present a suitable alternative. When routinely asked about it, our president would only speak in vague and general terms like “It’s going to be great!” or “It’s going to be the best!”

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These are pretty much the descriptions that you would expect from a child and not someone who you trust to run your government. Americans are torn on whether or not they support or condemn ACA but these are also the people who have benefitted from it.

If you go to the White House webpage, you will find that the information regarding ACA is no longer there. Instead, we have archives we can comb. However, the information you find there may no longer be applicable.

Our physicians are torn between their understanding of the insurance network and their own need to make a profit. This is why people like Margaret Flowers quit her practice and has actively been laboring for a healthcare reform. She understood the fact that there is a grave economic gap between those who need ACA and those who do not.

What do we really need?

At this point in time, if our government cannot provide us with a suitable alternative to the ACA, they need to leave it where it lies. They need to present logical and factual arguments as to why it needs to be removed. They also need to establish what they’re going to change. A lot of people’s lives are on the line here.

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It doesn’t bode particularly well that our current leader has never known hardship or what it’s like to need medical care and not afford it. He speaks as if he knows our plight while being deaf to our cries. He is a businessman; at least, that’s what he says he is. So how would someone who has always had net profit as the end goal suitably understand the gulf between patients and their expensive medical bills?

We need new options and we need better opinions that the ones we’ve all heard before. The sad truth of it all is that medical practice, with all its bells and whistles, is still a multi-billion dollar profit market. So is it really so surprising that those in the lower economic bracket would be unable to access suitable healthcare? Everything is so wrong.

Post Author: Anna Long

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