All education and healthcare should be funded by the government and free for everyone. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?

Healthcare and education are both essential services that can be extremely expensive and,
as a result
, unaffordable for those on a limited budget.
Nevertheless
, that it is important to establish just who is responsible for funding them. The health of a country’s citizens is vitally important. Without adequate healthcare, people of all ages can become extremely ill and
thus
unable to earn a living or take care of themselves. So it is essential for governments to provide well-equipped hospitals as well as highly trained staff to run them and free for everyone. There is
also
a need for appropriate emergency services.
Furthermore
, without a good public education system, people may find they are limited in their work choices. If education is not provided free to all, those born into poverty may find themselves unable to rise above that level.
Although
we may all wish for these essential services to be provided free of charge, the government needs to obtain the funds for them from somewhere. Even when they are provided free of charge, there has to be some way of recouping the costs. One way of acquiring the necessary funds is by imposing taxes. Alternatively, access to welfare can be means-tested and based on personal levels of income. The irony is that, in democratic societies, where a government is elected based on its promise, it is often the political party that promises tax cuts that are elected to office. In conclusion, it seems clear that poorer members of our society need
this
type of aid and if these costs are covered, at least partially, by the government,
then
we need to accept that our taxes will be used to fund them.
Submitted by Elahe on

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