Why Healthcare is a Human Right


Isadora Zamora (12th), Reporter

Free healthcare is a government funded system that allows people to access a doctor or medical professional at little or no cost. The issue of whether or not the U.S. should have free healthcare has been an ongoing debate for years now. Over 48 countries currently provide free healthcare. What’s stopping the U.S.?

One of the most common worries about free healthcare is its funding. How is it paid for and where does this money come from? Well, in most countries free healthcare is paid for through a cut of the government’s spending, and people’s taxes. While some people argue that free healthcare isn’t a good idea, others argue that it’s a human right.

Although free healthcare would increase our taxes, it would benefit us overall. Considering free healthcare would give everyone access to medical professionals, it would most likely lower the risk of people getting sick. Ultimately, universal healthcare would be a gift and should be accessible to everyone.