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Universal Healthcare The Pros And Cons

Universal Healthcare is being strongly considered in the United States. Universal Healthcare basically means that every citizen will be eligible for health coverage, regardless of their ability to pay for it. There are pros and cons of such a system.

First of all, let’s take a look at the pros of Universal Healthcare (also known as Socialized Medicine). The benefits are fairly obvious. If we cover each and every citizen with affordable or free health insurance, they will be able to maintain their health regardless of their income.

One major advantage of such as system is that it can literally save lives. People die in our country each day because they cannot afford healthcare. And that includes working Americans. That is a travesty! It’s heartbreaking that there are millions of people who are contributing tax dollars to our national economy who are not in turn given their most basic need: maintenance of their health.

It almost seems obvious that it’s time to take the cue from Canada and implement Universal Healthcare. Their citizens seem to be fairly happy with the system, and it has been saving lives there on a daily basis.

However, as is true with any system (no matter how good a system it is), no healthcare solution is without fault. There are some notable disadvantages to Universal Healthcare which are worth acknowledging.

One negative side effect to providing universal healthcare is that spreading something too thin causes it to lose its inherent value. If we try to spread out our healthcare, it is possible that the quality of care will go down. Why? Because the hospitals and doctors offices will have more patients to deal with!

Naturally, no doctor would deliberately decrease his or her quality of care. Unfortunately, however, if your patient count multiplies, it can be hard to keep up. This could be overcome by the increased funding from the government under a socialized system, since that could cover a boost in medical staffing.

The other disadvantage that could result from Universal Healthcare is a lack of availability of care, causing a decrease in access to healthcare for everyone, including those who could afford to pay for it. There could be waiting lists that could prevent people from getting the care they need.

At the end of the day, we have to decide if the few drawbacks are worth it, in order to help out our fellow Americans who cannot afford to have any care whatsoever.

Cell Phone Accessories – Making Life Easier

As soon as one brings a new cell phone home, various ideas of accessorizing it start coming to his mind. People generally accessorize their cell phones for two reasons – either they want to enhance the functionality of their device or for fashion purposes. The demand for both types of mobile phone accessories has greatly increased in the past few years. Here are a few reasons for this. >

Get a long battery backup during travelling with cell phone adapters

Having an extra cell phone charger will always be useful as it will mean more hours of usage. Especially when you are on the way, a car cell phone charger will let you repower the unit just by connecting it to the car battery through the adapter. Another way to ensure extended battery life is to purchase an extra battery. Sometimes you may have to travel overseas and in such a case, you won’t have your own vehicle so you cannot charge the cell phone with a car adapter. For such instances, it is better to carry two fully charged batteries with you so that in case one discharges, the other one can be used. Though, it will mean that you have to charge both of the batteries before you leave.

Accessories for safe driving

After the arrival of mobile phones, the number of car accidents has greatly increased. This is because people tend to talk over the phone or send and read text messages while driving which takes their attention away from the road and results into a road accident. There have been numerous cases of negligence and road accidents which occur as the driver was busy talking to someone over the phone. In some countries, it is illegal to call or message while driving. Driving safely is the responsibility of the driver first off. Cell phone users can use Bluetooth headsets for attending calls while driving. These come in a number of wearing styles and designs so the user can purchase the one that he feels most comfortable with. These let you talk over the phone while driving as your hands are free.

Protecting your phone from damage

No one would intentionally throw his expensive cell phone on the ground but sometimes it is tough to avoid falls and scratching. To keep your cell phone protected from any kind of damage during such instances, you can purchase cell phone covers and screen protectors. Cell phone covers are made of plastic, leather, vinyl and silicon. All of these have their own pros and cons. Leather covers are classy while plastic and silicon covers are more capable of protecting the device from shocks and falls. These also provide a good grip for the user. Designer cell phone covers are good fashion accessories for these devices. Other fashion accessories can be key chains, stickers and charms.