Social inequalities have been proven to affect health outcomes with people arguing that lack of healthcare associated with poverty is a human rights concern in US, subject to the social justice inquiry. In this case, the Affordable Care Act was implemented to uphold health equity. From the view point of a social justice activist, this essay presents an argument to a Congressional committee regarding the ethical and moral reasons for backing-up the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
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Finally, it is obvious that providing health care to all US citizens is consistent with the common duty to show compassion for those who suffers (Sorrell, 2012). This is because there is more to health than the absence of disease. As such, everyone has a right to a living standard adequate for the health and wellbeing of his own self and that of his family.
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