Through the years healthcare for Americans has become a larger problem. The debate has consisted of arguing whether or not the government should provide universal healthcare or something similar to it. Many people have been against it worrying that it might put the economy in worse shape than it is. There have been many debates on what the advantages of universal healthcare are and whether or not they outweigh the negatives. With universal healthcare the families would be responsible for their healthcare instead of the insurance companies. The insurance companies are allowed to deny people healthcare coverage based on a “pre-existing condition” or other factors. With universal healthcare this would not be a problem, since insurance companies would no longer be responsible for providing healthcare coverage. Israel is one country that already provides universal healthcare to its citizens. In Israel every person has healthcare coverage and no one is denied healthcare (found in the article “U.S. can look to Israel for universal healthcare advice”). Many people advocate modeling our healthcare system off of theirs. The Israeli government pays about $4,000 less per person for healthcare than here in the United States. If the United States could get the healthcare system to be more like the Israeli system then not only would every citizen have healthcare coverage but we would also be saving the country thousands and thousands of dollars. Not only are other countries using universal healthcare coverage, but also here in the United States some of our nurses and other healthcare professionals are advocating that the United States switch to universal healthcare. It is alarming when people that work inside the healthcare system see the problems of the system and yet nothing is being done about it. In the article “Nurses call for universal healthcare in US” Geri Jenkins, the co-president of The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, states a reform based on Medicare would "create 2.6 million jobs that would bring $317 billion in businesses and revenues and bring $100 billion in wages." In the article “The Case for Universal Healthcare in the United States” by John R. Battista, M.D. and Justine McCabe, Ph.D. the authors discuss the common myths of universal healthcare. One of the myths the authors disprove is the cost of universal healthcare. They point out that the cost would actually be less, as in Israel, and would increase benefits. The article also discusses how universal healthcare limits the amount of intrusion from the government and other private organizations. Universal healthcare would lessen the problems of free choice, medical decision and confidentiality. Universal healthcare is not socialized healthcare, which is what many United States citizens prefer. The authors also point out that the current healthcare plan is not being fixed, as many people argue. Private healthcare is not the answer to the healthcare problems because with private healthcare providers can refuse to cover certain people, thus cutting some people out of healthcare. This article helps to point out that if the United States worked to use universal healthcare the American citizens would be better off. Some form of insurance could cover everyone and the money the government saved would help to bring the economy back up. Based on these articles arguments, universal healthcare would be a great option for healthcare in the United States.