Health care is a right
Tricia Moore’s letter in the Democrat-Gazette regarding cancer care made me think about the differences between health care and health insurance because most Americans equate the two terms as one.
An online medical dictionary states that health care is services rendered by a health professional for the patient’s benefit, while health insurance is “a type of coverage that covers the cost of an insured individual’s medical expenses” (Medical News Today). This difference needs to be emphasized when we talk about the “health care” debate because most Americans would agree that people should be treated for their illness, but they disagree on who and how it should be paid.
Our health-care payment system