Teah B. California

health care

I believe that the next president should focus attention on health care and what plan they have to lower the cost so everyone in the US can afford it.

Dear Future President,

Open your eyes and listen to the American people. America needs health care reform; it is too expensive for American citizens. In the U.S., the cost for health care is nearly twice as much as other countries in the developing world. Millions of Americans cannot afford it and there are a growing numbers of uninsured people. There is a growth of personal and national debt due to the extreme medical costs, yet the costs keep increasing. According to the National Health Expenditure Projections, “in 2015 the American people will spend approximately 3.2 trillion dollars on health care, and it is being projected that Americans will spend 4.5 trillion dollars on health care in 2019, and 5 trillion by 2022. The ACA curbs the rate of growth in healthcare spending, but it also adds additional spending. With or without the ACA, spending will probably be at about 5 trillion by 2022.” 

What you need to do is make health care accessible to everyone by making it drastically cheaper. Many are calling health care the health care crisis based on how many citizens are struggling with the cost while still not receiving what they need. An average person spends about $8,086 on healthcare a year, and a family of four spends about $20,728. The United States “spends more on health care than Japan, Germany, France, China, the U.K., Italy, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Australia combined,” and Americans are much less healthy than the people in these countries. We are twice as obese as Canadians and three times more likely to have diabetes than people living in the UK. 

This issue has had a lasting impact on the United States and a solution needs to be addressed immediately so our country can succeed in the future. Your presidency will either make our country flourish or leave permanent scars in your tracks. Please consider what I have said and think about how you will handle this issue efficiently.


Teah Brennan 

Newbury Park High School

English 11IB period 2A

High school English IB course

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