Free or Low-Cost Medical Care

Providing Free or Low-Cost Medical Care to the Indigent People.

Accessibility of the healthcare is a topic causing hot discussions within all the layers of the American society. The problem partly escalated within the last years after the adoption of new changes in the law that substantially altered the system and money distribution inside it. Accessibility of the healthcare for the most vulnerable also reveals the philosophical and ethical paradigm of the country, that is why it is pivotal to have a sophisticated approach forth both government and a society that would take into account interests of all the groups.

 

Indigent people may face with several obstacles that may constrain them from getting proper medical support facilities.  The most powerful and consequently the most difficult to overcome are the lack of money and information. The level of health awareness and the access to the relevant information among poor are inexcusably low. Therefore, the fundamental principle of preventive medicine when the disease can be prevented or, at worst, jugulated is not working, because people do not know which symptoms ring the alarm of their good health. The annual physician examination frequently ignored, and high costs of diagnostic procedures constrain a potential patient from being forewarned in time about the dangers to his or her health.

 

Poverty and social isolation are the main reasons for inequality among the population. Such interrelation creates the vicious cycle of low income and inaccessibility to the basic human right to receive proper treatment. Paradoxically, but poverty is both the reason and outcome of poor health. The high medical bills that consume all salary leaving no chance to invest the money into education, which in turn can contribute to a better well-paid job. Thus, a person finds him or herself tied to the low-income non-qualified jobs giving no hope for a better future.

 

While utmost relying on the bureaucracy of the Healthcare system, helping poor is the matter of personal choice of each of us. The system might be enormously big and sluggish to move, though we have real power in our hands. Subsequently, this cannot withhold us from making an attempt to make the world a better place today.

 

Taking into account everything mentioned above, despite the diversity of the healthcare support programs in American Healthcare system, the steps that government takes should be consistent to prevent the dramatic fluctuation in its efficacy. Being highly dependent on economic conditions, Healthcare system has to address all the needs of the impoverished as it indicates the country ethical values. However, we should not forget that people are more powerful than the government, thus, helping others should be our everyday choice. Bobby Sarnevesht, Julia Hashemieh, and Javad Zolfagahri believe that even smallest donation can make and will make a difference for the most vulnerable. And while politicians are fighting, we can start changing the world now.