The purchase of health care insurance in the United States should be mandatory.
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-The cost of coverage has significantly risen in recent years.
-Many nations which are not as wealthy or as well off as the United States are able to provide affordable medical care for their entire constituencies.
-The federal government must subsidize those who cannot afford to purchase adequate insurance
I am in negation to this plan. I'll wait for my opponent to post their arguments.
Since the burden of proof is on her, I will wait for her reasons to be posted, before I will negate them. Why should this plan not be mandatory?
Currently, the United States economy is quickly falling into a recession. According to the Progressive Economics Forum, "There is indeed a serious crisis in the financial sphere, as indicated by events of the last week, especially the freezing up of credit markets. The great fear on the down side is that this could lead to a widespread collapse of parts of the financial system. This was illustrated most vividly last week when some $224.3 billion was withdrawn from money market mutual funds, which investors had previously treated as though they were as safe as a checking account." This resolution will only worsen the state of the United States economy. The United States will be forced to pay billions of dollars towards families that are under the poverty line. Some families may be deserving of aid from the government, but several other people simply chose not to retain a job containing the knowledge that the United States federal government will cover the cost of their living expenses. The Unites States will have to find a way to fork out this large amount of money.
Also, this plan will destroy the middle class. Middle class families will struggle with this new addition of bills. The typical middle class family would not fall under the category of citizens eligible for subsidization. Yet, the government is FORCING them to take up this extra expense; an expense that family may not be able to handle.
Finally, this plan is supporting the money hungry insurance company. Professional Insurance Estimating and Appraisals agrees when it states that companies overcharge an average of $870 per U.S. household. U.S. insurance companies systematically overcharge customers and underpay home and auto claims to pad their already-fat bottom lines. This legislation is mandating that each family buy insurance, but does not correct insurance companies for over charging its costumers.
All together, when weighing this plan, it is easy to see that even though it looks heart-filled and caring, it truly is more detrimental to the United States citizens than beneficial. Because of this I stand in negation to mandating health care insurance.
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