A strong reason one would promote Universal Health Care is the positive effects it has on the economy

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A strong reason one would promote Universal Health Care is the positive effects it has on the economy, both long term and immediate results. First and foremost many citizens would gain previously unavailable access to medical care which could save countless numbers of lives, and improve the overall health of the public. In the United States, people are 33% less likely to have a regular doctor, 25% more likely to have unmet health needs, and over 50% more likely to not obtain needed medicines compared to other countries who have a universal right to healthcare. When people have easy access to health care they live healhier lives and tend to miss work less often. According to an Institute of Medical report, the economy loses between $65-$130 billion yearly as a result of diminished work productivity, due to poor health.