Top Pro & Con Arguments

Pro

Because the United States is a very wealthy country, it should provide health care for all its citizens.

Many European countries with a universal right to health care, such as France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom, have a lower Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita than the United States, [127] yet they provide a right to health care for all their citizens. As of 2017, 28.5 million people (8.8% of the US population) did not have health insurance [118] and, according to a study by the Congressional Budget Office, as many as 35 million people will be uninsured by 2028. [128] The United States spent $10,209 per person on health care in 2017, over 2.5 times the average spent by member countries of the OECD ($3,992 per person). [129] With that level of spending, the United States should be able to provide a right to healthcare to everyone.

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