- 2016年08月03日16:07 来源：小站教育
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Task：Some people think the government should pay for health care and education, but others believe it is not the government’s responsibility. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
What is the responsibility of the government on social medical services? Some people believe the government should fully replace the private companies by supporting the health-care system by itself. Personally, I partially agree with this assertion, and my reasons would be explored as below.
Firstly, a universal health service run by the tax revenue of the government can cover all social classes, both the rich and the poor, which represents the human rights of all social individuals, and which is the precondition of social fairness and stability. In contrast, privatization of medical care leads to polarization of medical services. Only the affluent people will be able to derive its benefits, while poor people with non-affordability would be abandoned and struggle in illness. Therefore, multiple social problems like increase in crime rate and rebellions can be expected.
Secondly, the main motive of profit making companies is to derive profits rather than promoting health delivery system. In order to run their expensive models, they are not even hesitant to do unethical practices, for example, tempting patients into accepting expensive medicine, diagnosis and surgical procedures whose effects might be the same as cheaper alternative ones. Thus, it is reasonable to let the government takes the place of these selfish companies with money worship. This policy can put the priority of health care back into interests of the public, and help to reduce the medical costs as well.
However, the worrying aspect of this assertion is that the measure might cause uncertain or even risky results about the overall health of society. Obviously, in order to avoid the costly medical bills from private hospitals or clinics, every individual has a strong willpower of regular exercise for keeping healthy. However, with a state-owned health care system, all medical costs would be paid by public taxes, rather than by private income. This, eventually, will bring a dilemma that many residents would lose the motivation of exercise, and the level of public health and physical condition will decline.
All in all, I believe the benefits of this assertion overweigh relevant demerits, in terms of its great contributions to the social stability and the cutting down of medical fees.