“What Countries Have Universal Health Care?” Google Search, Google, 2018, http://www.google.com/search?q=free%2Bhealthcare&client=safari&channel=mac_bm&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwioqLu9r4ffAhXsdN8KHfgWBnoQ_AUIDygC&biw=1324&bih=877#imgrc=wGarz5vwtZ5ExM:
My Topic: Universal health care should never be implemented in the United States as it would negatively impact the economy in the long run.
My Essays: My first essay was an evaluative essay the evaluates the effects of universal health care in other countries that already have it, and then touches on what would happen in America should it be put into practice. The next essay was a casual essay that went into depth about the effects of free health care on the economy, the people, and society. It was a demonstration as to how negatively the country would be impacted as viewed by what happens in other countries that do have free health care. The last essay was my proposal essay, that proposed a way of improving what we already have in America to make it so free health care would not be considered an option anymore. It proposed repealing the Affordable Care Act as it does more harm than good, and proposes a new system that would be an alternative source of health care.
My Research Methods: Every time a new topic came, I found a new article, journal, or source that illustrated the effects of health care. Most of the resources I used were government approved and funded so I knew what I was reading was fact. In addition to online resources, I discussed my topic with my parents who gave advice and other news stories I could use in my essays. The websites I frequented the most were the government funded or approved because they are more reliable than blogs or people based articles.
Palmer, Karen S. “A Brief History: Universal Health Care Efforts in the US.” Why the US Needs a Single Payer Health System | Physicians for a National Health Program, www.pnhp.org/facts/a-brief-history-universal-health-care-efforts-in-the-us.
Formosa Post. “Pros & Cons of Universal Health Care (THE COMPLETE LIST).” Formosa Post, 24 July 2018, http://www.formosapost.com/pros-and-cons-of-universal-health-care/.
Jost, Timothy S. “The Affordable Care Act Under the Trump Administration.” Commonwealth Fund, 30 Aug. 2018, www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2018/affordable-care-act-under-trump-administration.
Final Details/ Observations: Ultimately, what I learned from doing this topic was that even though the topic is decades old, free health care is a heavily debated issue today. Many people desire it as they see it as more fair than the current system America has today. As I did the research for my topic, I found that my perspective grew stronger for the argument against free health care. Though health care is a human right, it cannot be given out freely because in reality that is not realistic or fair. In the future, I would like to see the Affordable Care Act be repealed or altered to the point that it functions properly and people have the health care they so desire. Free health care is not a viable option and can never truly be a reality because it is not truly free at all.