Universal Healthcare

Universal Healthcare



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604135053
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2009
Series: Point/Counterpoint Series: Issues in Contemporary American Society
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction: Healthcare in the United States 11

Point: Healthcare Is a Basic Human Right 31

Counterpoint: Healthcare Is a Marketplace Commodity That People Can Buy and Sell 44

Point: The United States Should Adopt a National Single-Payer Healthcare System 55

Counterpoint: The United States Should Not Adopt a National Single-Payer Healthcare System 71

Point: Managed Care Systems Deliver Quality Healthcare 85

Counterpoint: Managed Care Systems Reduce Choices, Access, and Quality 97

Conclusion: Other Topics for Debate 109

Appendix: Beginning Legal Research 121

Elements of the Argument 124

Notes 126

Resources 136

Picture Credits 143

Index 144

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