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Access to Health Care is a basic human right. What approach should be taken to address the challenges of achieving this? by Mind Map: Access to Health Care is a basic human right. What approach should be taken to address the challenges of achieving this?

1. Raise Taxes

1.1. PROS

1.1.1. Political- Government can ensure they have a good quality of healthcare.

1.2. CONS

1.2.1. Economical- It lowers the disposable income of citizens, and lowers the consumer expenditures of the general populace, which hurts businesses and the overall economy. - This is particularly true in the case of so-called "luxury" goods, such as high-priced cars, jewelry, and other such goods.

2. Privatise all healthcare

2.1. PROS

2.1.1. Economical- More competition means lower prices, encourages development of new products and better quality service

2.1.2. Social- Improved Facilities Unfortunately, because the public system is funded with government money it does not have access to as much funds as the private sector one do. This means that public hospitals and health care facilities are often overcrowded, and lacking certain comfort amenities. Private health care facilities, on the other hand, are usually well maintained.

2.2. CONS

2.2.1. Economical- A monopoly could occur

2.2.2. Sociological- Massive amount of the population are against privatisation.

2.2.3. Economical- Private Health Insurance Costs More than Public Health Insurance While the US government might be saving a marginal amount of money by having a private healthcare system instead of a public one; there is no doubt that American citizens are paying a lot more money to get a decent level of private healthcare coverage than they would be required to pay in a public system.

3. Increase in technology and IT used/ use of personal data online.

3.1. PROS

3.1.1. Technological- Instant access to personal health records online – inspired by the ‘blue button’ app in the US, the new NHS.UK site will also enable patients to securely download their personal health records, giving them instant access to important healthcare information, such as prescriptions and test results.

3.2. CONS

3.2.1. Economical- These services will cost the government a lot of money to purchase and maintain.

3.2.2. Sociological- a lot of older people with health problems may not be able to adapt to the new healthcare system and will go to the doctors anyway.