Are we buying "health" in the USA healthcare system?
If we are buying it, is health a human right? Or, is it service or good that privileged to have the assets to can buy?
Explain and substantiate your answer.
Consider the definition of health by the World Health Organization when answering this question.
Make sure to make a distinction between health and healthcare services.
Ans) Health is a state of physical, mental and social & spiritual well-being with absence of disease or infirmity- WHO.
- A 2017 survey of the healthcare systems of 11 developed countries found the US healthcare system to be the most expensive and worst-performing in terms of health access, efficiency, and equity. In a 2018 study, the USA ranked 29th in healthcare access and quality.
- The U.S. health care system is unique among advanced industrialized countries. The U.S. does not have a uniform health system, has no universal health care coverage, and only recently enacted legislation mandating healthcare coverage for almost everyone.
- The right to have access to health care services is a basic human right guaranteed by the Constitution. Section 27 of the Constitution provides that everyone has the right to have access to health care services, including reproductive health care services and no one may be refused emergency medical treatment.
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