- The problems with our healthcare system
- Current political standings on healthcare
- Definition of morality and how it shouldn’t contain money
- The notion that freedom is in fact not free
- Working Hypothesis
a. Working Hypothesis 1
The problem with the American healthcare system is the lack of morality when it comes to human lives over money.
b. Working Hypothesis 2
There is a false definition to the word freedom when it comes to the American healthcare system.
2. Topics for Smaller Papers
a. Definition/Classification Argument
Freedom is the word most people think of when it comes to America. We built this country on the sole bases of freedom and all that it represents. It’s not clear when all that seemed to changed, but the country we live in today is, by definition, not free. When it comes to the American healthcare the foundation of our country is shaken; the system doesn’t care about the people of this country but the money in their pockets, exploding the sick for profit. That isn’t what freedom means or represents.
b. Cause/Effect Argument
Everyday people suppress the need to go to the doctors. That could be because of white-coat syndrome, but most of the time it’s because they can’t afford to. After Trump took office Obamacare was changed to Trumpcare and people lost the ability to freely visit their local physicians because of the new regulations and prices. With less people getting help, more people are sick. That leaves room for more people getting sick, and even worse, more people dying. Money will be the ultimate killer, but it will be the lack of it that kills most Americans because they can’t afford healthcare.
c. Rebuttal Argument
America’s healthcare is said to be the best in the country. We have the highest level of advanced technology, the smartest doctors, and a pill for practically anything. With that being said, it might be understandable why the cost of healthcare is high. What can not be understood is the expectation of the American people to have that money to afford the best of the best.
3. Current State of My Research Paper
My research paper is going well. I have come up with new angles of argument for my topic which I feel helps make a better argument. I have many sources to back up my points that allow me to fully explain why my position is the right one to be in. The next step for me would be to start putting word on paper (..or in the blog post). I have organized the way I want to approach this paper and now all that’s left to do it write it out and start revising.
- The Fake Freedom of American Health Care https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/opinion/the-fake-freedom-of-american-health-care.html
2. Corrupt Healthcare Practices Drive Up Costs and Fail Patients https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/corrupt-health-care-practices-drive-up-costs-and-fail-patients_us_59286dd9e4b053f2d2ac51f0
3. This is How American Healthcare Kills People http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people
4. How Today’s Corrupt Healthcare System is About to Get Worse http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/healthcare/How-todays-corrupt-health-care-system-is-about-to-get-worse.html
5. How Medical Care is Being Corrupted https://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/opinion/how-medical-care-is-being-corrupted.html
6. Ten Reason Why American Health Care is so Bad http://prospect.org/article/ten-reasons-why-american-health-care-so-bad