Healthcare will soon account for 20% of the Gross Domestic Product of the United States of America. However, there are contrasting viewpoints of whether access to healthcare should be considered a right or a privilege. It is important to consider how each point of view changes the ethical outlook for healthcare policy. As human services professionals, we often advocate for the access to quality healthcare for all Americans. Consider whether the current healthcare policy is good or bad for the nation’s economy and whether it will enhance the quality of life for all U. S. American citizens. Then answer the following:
The United States rations healthcare based upon ability to pay. Other countries ration healthcare based on time (waiting periods) to receive services. Discuss the ethical implications of the two healthcare rationing approaches. In your opinion, which is more ethical and why? Please explain and support your claims.
DiNitto’s Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy - Chapters 7, 8, & 9
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The Healthcare Law - http://www.hhs.gov/healthcare/about-the-law/index.html
Viewpoints of Healthcare in America Name: Instructor: Institution: Date: The healthcare industry, especially in the United States, has been the subject of national attention, especially when it comes to political contests. The two largest parties, the Democrats, and Republicans, always have different views towards the implementation of various policies affecting healthcare. One bottom-line for both, however, is that the United States healthcare system is usually based on rations on the ability to pay. This system is, however, very contentious since it discriminates people based on their economic status. The other type of health car