President Obama did everything he could to guarantee health care to all American citizens. In addition, he tried to ensure that even people with pre-existing conditions could at least sign up for insurance. In the past, their coverage was often denied because insurance companies were eager to make big profits without ever incurring losses. Making sure everyone can sign up for insurance is not the same as providing people with universal health care. If it is universal, it is for everyone regardless of age, condition or social status. With COVID-19 affecting American citizens as well as others around the world, it may be time to provide universal health care to save fellow human beings.
In a surprise move, President Trump said the administration would provide access to the necessary resources to test all US citizens for COVID-19. Presumably these would also be green card holders. According to further reports, those tested who do not have health insurance may end up owing $6,000, the out-of-pocket expenses after limited government assistance. Intensive care can be quite expensive for those who are hospitalized.
A sick person and his or her family have plenty to think about and should not be burdened with paying medical bills while protecting the family from infection. On the other hand, affected people cannot ignore the problem and the possibility of passing on the coronavirus to family, friends and colleagues. COVID-19 causes many people to face other, worse symptoms, and it can exacerbate pre-existing conditions. In addition, a sick person may lose his or her job or be unable to pay a mortgage on time.
US citizens who survive COVID-19 will eventually face significant medical bills, while European citizens will not have to worry about losing their homes and assets due to medical debt. World citizens living in countries with universal healthcare can at least know that they will not go bankrupt. Indeed, many people will be devastated as a result of business and stock market losses, but at the end of the day, people need to get back to health to get back to work and rebuild their nations.
First, testing should be available to everyone. All people should be given a bed in a safe, hygienic place until they get better, and they should have access to a variety of respiratory treatments, regardless of their age, ethnicity or background. The Corona Virus is more than just a disease that affects the elderly. It mutates and is potentially deadly to everyone. Moreover, it is a nation’s duty to treat all people equally when it comes to making reasonable efforts to save them. If the reader can make a difference to humanity by voting, it is his or her duty to go out and do it, speak the truth and bear witness to universal concern.