Michaela C. Montana

Good Health Care is Not a Want, it's a Need

Every american should be healthy, mentally and physically. But some can not be healthy because health care is too expensive.

Good Health Care Is Not A Want, It’s A Need

October 19, 2016

Dear Mr. or Mrs. President,

The choices you make for the next four years are going to affect this nation, either in a good or bad way. You are the one who can run this country for the better good, or possibly destroy it in a matter of your four year term. Hopefully it’s the first choice. I am completely aware that running a country, trying to improve us, getting along with other countries, and trying to please the american voice is going to be a cumbersome and exhausting duty. But I also believe that you, as our next president, need to stay in “tip-top” shape, so you can run our country to the best or your ability. Eat healthy, try to get eight hours of sleep each night, and also get your regularly check ups with your doctor. Which bring me to my concern for the american population, good health care plan.

I believe that health care is important to every american, because incidents happen unexpectedly. Anyone can easily get cancer, a broken bone, or even a sinus infection. All of which need to be treated by medical care. Unfortunately, good health care is costly to some american families, which can affect their way of living. With a bad health care plan or non existent health care plan, people live in a lesser quality of life and possible shorter life span.

The Affordable Care Act law was passed in 2010, which cause 20 million americans to gain a health care plan in the past six years. 6.1 million uninsured young adults age 19 to 25 have gained health insurance coverage because of the law(www.hhs.gov). Yes, the numbers are impressive, but there is still americans that are not covered by health care. The percentage of uninsured americans is still large, and we cannot stop until that percent is at zero. Possible suggestions to make sure everyone is insured is possibly have all jobs offer a health care plan. But there is also the issue about unemployment, but that's another story.

Health care is a problematic crisis and some of us want to push this subject under the rug, but you have the capability to take the bull by the horns and defeat it. I can see that it’s going to be a long ride, but I believe you are able to achieve this problem. Make all americans have an equal chance of living without worrying about the cost of doctor's appointment, everyone’s health is important. Good luck.


Michaela C.

17 years old

Billings, MT

Billings Public Library

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