Opinion: Should Healthcare Be Free?

Currently, there are many countries (including Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.) with affordable healthcare and America absolutely needs to become one of them. Affordable healthcare sounds a little frightening to the government but there are many pros to it. Affordable healthcare would prevent the spread of disease because more people would have access to medicine. Expensive healthcare can threaten people’s lives and can cause bankruptcy in families. Some sources also say that healthcare should be affordable because healthcare is a right. Though a world with free healthcare can sound like paradise, there are certain problems that need to be recognized. Medication costs money to make and more affordable healthcare means these companies (including their employees) would be getting less money for their medicine. Affordable healthcare would also require the government to spend more which could cause budget cuts and higher taxes. But the benefits of making sure every sick person gets treated outweighs the economic costs of affordable healthcare.