The right to health care scenario

The response “D” is most ethical as the respondent says that actually, there is a need to develop a social justice theory that will in time support basic healthcare for all. The response matures up by acknowledging the sanctity of lives of human being. The is no point in a life to be lost because the patient is unable to foot the bills. In such a case it will be ethical to call it murder as the respondent argued out because it also leads to the loss of life due to neglect by the care gives who may be following rules and regulations of the health center.

As recorded in various articles that looks into the need for a basic health care for citizens, authors argue that a country like the Unites Stated are economically able to provide for basic healthcare for its people. Therefore, it is ethical to ensure that the basic healthcare is not guided by the greed of profit making as far as providing medication services to the patient. Providing basic healthcare for the citizens should not be a choice but an obligation for the state to foot such bills.  It is morally right to say as argued out in most of the articles that it is only a healthy nation that can revive the economy and failure to provide basic healthcare to the patients, lives will be lost more so to the patients that are financially disadvantaged.

The issues of providing basic healthcare to the citizen’s lives in the hands of the government because the state can foot the bills and still make a profit in a certain area in the economy. Even though it is argued that counties that offer universal healthcare have a lower gross Domestic Products, but they realize and recognize the sanctity of life to stand ethically strong to protect lives that could be saved. People live once hence death is a great loss to those who cannot access better healthcare due to poverty. This can be taken off their shoulder by ensuring a basic healthcare with an objective of saving life rather than the profit margins.

 

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