Health Care: Universal Right or Personal Responsibility?
Reading Level: 7
Interest Level: 7-12
In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act instituted one of the most comprehensive overhauls of the United States health care system in history, with the goal of insuring almost every American. Factions opposed to the law argue that the government should not have a role in providing health care coverage, and that lower-quality care and high costs are the inevitable result. Supporters of universal health care argue that every person has the right to health, and that government has a role to play in protecting this right. This book presents an in-depth overview of the health care debate from every angle, featuring sidebars and photographs that offer insight into questions of who provides and regulates health care and how questions of health coverage have played out in domestic and international politics.