Health care and the good samaritan
One of the most popular political topics in America is focused on the issue of health care, specifically on the affordability and access for those of low to moderate income. Many have complained that the health care system in the United States places hardship to those of low to moderate income. Although most Americans obtain health care through their place of employment, through their spouse, or through their parents, many Americans do not have health care and purchasing health insurance separately is extremely expensive. The unemployed, small business owners, and those of moderate income chose not to purchase separate health care coverage because of the cost. Many have called on lawmakers in America to consider supporting a health care system in which all Americans can receive some sort of health care. Because of the high cost of insurance premiums and medications, many refrain from purchasing medical care, and in many cases this absence of medical care can lead to serious illness or even death. Many also use the teachings of Jesus Christ, particularly regarding the parable of the good samaritan in an effort to support some sort of health care system for all Americans. Many have noted that the United States is the only major nation on Earth that does not have some sort of universal health care for all of its citizens, despite other universal programs in existence in America such as medicare, social security, unemployment benefits, public schools, and even law enforcement and the military. If the United States can have universal government programs in other areas, why couldn't the United States have a universal health care program that provided good quality service at an affordable price? The issue is complex and many factors affect the state of the health care system in the United States. If we are dedicated to protecting and promoting the well-being of Americans in other sectors such as law enforcement and the military, along with many other government programs, why couldn't there be a universal health care system in the United States that is affordable and provides quality care? This is an issue that lawmakers will continue to debate as interest in a better health care system in America grows.