Health Insurance San Diego Quotes Question & Answers
Which data would be more accurate and comprehensive, that taken from a sample of 9,000, or from over 600,000?
I ask because I’m always told by libs that 45,000 die/day without health insurance, which was taken from this Harvard study.
“The Harvard researchers analyzed data on about 9,000 patients…”
Yet, this study done was done with a sample of more than 600,000, and found that, and I quote, “In test after test, he found no significantly elevated risk of death among the uninsured.”
The possibility that no one risks death by going without health insurance may be startling, but some research supports it. Richard Kronick of the University of California at San Diego’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, an adviser to the Clinton administration, recently published the results of what may be the largest and most comprehensive analysis yet done of the effect of insurance on mortality. He used a sample of more than 600,000, and controlled not only for the standard factors, but for how long the subjects went without insurance, whether their disease was particularly amenable to early intervention, and even whether they lived in a mobile home. In test after test, he found no significantly elevated risk of death among the uninsured.
So should I just believe what the politicians tell me, like libs do, or would it make more sense to believe the more comprehensive study?
Not twisting facts. It was a typo. 45,000/year.
That’s clearly not the point of the post, but the point libs will point to to dodge the real question.
Sarah Fields answers:
Yes 45,000 people that do not have insurance may die every day. It is called old age, accidents, murder but it has little to do with if they had insurance or not.
I am writing a paper on Universal Health Care. How is this so far? Should I make any changes…?
Universal healthcare allows the average American to participate in health related treatments and checkups without poking a hole through their wallet. Over the last few decades, the United States has experienced soaring costs in health care and there is a growing debate about the possible solutions. The outrageous cost of healthcare will only increase in the coming years and this will augment the amount of Americans who remain uninsured. Millions of Americans lack any form of health insurance and millions more have inadequate coverage. It has become clear that universal healthcare is the most logical solution to our current corrupt system and is something that must be achieved.
The lack of healthcare for all Americans has become a moral issue that must be addressed. David DeGrazia states, “The United States and South Africa are the only remaining industrialized nations that fail to provide universal access to health care” (DeGrazia, David. “The United States Should Adopt National Health Insurance“) Other countries have declared health care to be a basic right while the United States treats health care as a privilege for those who can afford it. The United States does provide private insurance coverage but, based primarily on employment, along with public insurance coverage for the elderly, the military, veterans, and for the poor and disabled. As insurance rates rise, many employers are only able to provide high-deductible insurance that covers less and less healthcare costs. The net result is that more employed middle-class Americans find themselves with low quality healthcare or no access at all. Healthcare would improve the health of the people in our country and save them money.
There are a variety of reasons people give to oppose the idea of Universal Healthcare. Joseph A. Califano applauds, “Devoted scientist, doctors, and nurses who spend their lives in the service of others. But, he warns, aggressive managed-care reforms threaten the character and quality of American health care.” (Califano A., Joesph. “America Has the Best Health Care System in the World”) The United States has the largest hospitals and clinics with the best trained doctors and nurses of any industrialized nation in the world. Therefore, many believe it would be too risky to make any major changes in our system.
Lifestyles people choose can have a direct effect on their health, so some argue that people making healthy choices should not have to pay for care of people who refuse to. Some oppose Universal health care because they believe it would have to be paid for with much higher taxes. Morton Minz argues, “Business leaders complain endlessly that the current system of private healthcare insurance based on employment provides fewer and fewer people with less and less quality care at higher and higher cost. Yet Corporate America turns its backs on a publicly financed system, which, by all indicators, the taxpayers would willing support” (Minz, Morton. “A Single-Payer System Will Be Good for American Business”) They feel that wiping out a few hundred dollars a month in insurance premiums would not make up for the higher tax rates required to pay for health care. The government must pay for this somehow.
DeGrazia, David. “The United States Should Adopt National Health Insurance.” Opposing Viewpoints: Health Care. Ed. James D. Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2000. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Quinebaug Valley Community College. 9 Aug. 2009 .http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010142225&source=gale&userGroupName=24039&version=1.0>.
Morton Minz. “A Single-Payer System Will Be Good for American Business.” Current Controversies: Health Care. Ed. Jan Grover. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2007. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Quinebaug Valley Community College. 9 Aug. 2009 .http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010450232&source=gale&userGroupName=24039&version=1.0>.
Califano, Joseph A., Jr. “America Has the Best Health Care System in the World.” Opposing Viewpoints: Health Care. Ed. Karen Balkin. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints Critical Thinking. Gale. Quinebaug Valley Community College. 9 Aug. 2009 .http://find.galegroup.com/ovrc/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T010&prodId=OVRC&docId=EJ3010142233&source=gale&userGroupName=24039&version=1.0>.
I have a whole three pages left but this just the draft of the beginning.
Sarah Fields answers:
I have some areas in quotes, and my points after. Just looking at the references quickly: make sure it’s alphabetic and in the proper format; ala, mla, cse, or something else.
“poking a hole through their wallet.” – need something better
“The outrageous cost of healthcare will only increase in the coming years and this will augment the amount of Americans who remain uninsured”- what evidence do you have to back up this statement?
“It has become clear that universal healthcare is the most logical solution to our current corrupt system and is something that must be achieved.” – You are making quite a statement here without any evidence. If it was so clear/logical as you state then why are some many Americans against it? You need to state the points and come to a conclusion. Right now you just have a conclusion. What evidence is that to say that health care costs will go up? Could it go down? Why do you say the current system is corrupt? What evidence do you have to back up this statement?
“Healthcare would improve the health of the people in our country and save them money.” – don’t use mean universal healthcare?
It seems very short for a paper. Consider adding a lot to it. I am guessing this is for high school or first year university?
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Sarah Fields answers:
I think the california health auto insurance because they can provide information and resources for people looking for auto insurance in Sacramento, car insurance quotes in San Francisco, quality auto insurance companies in Fresno and San Diego as well as all other parts of California.
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