Out of all the different forms of trafficking, organ trafficking is the most dangerous. The compensation of organ donors was legal until 1984 when the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 was put into place. Many people turn to buying organs because there is a shortage of organs and some patients may be on the organ transplant list for years. Because there is such a shortage of available organs for transplantation, many people turn to buying or selling organs on the black market illegally. If trafficking was legalized with regulations, there would rarely be a need to use the black market.
But when it comes down to the issue of free trade of human organs, the majority of American citizens will consider it a controversial and ethical issue. There could be a large group of people supporting each side of this argument. However, only those who want to sell their organs and those who need the organs can be affected by this right. I believe, in United States, the sale of human organs should be legalized. This will save the lives of thousands of people who are on the waiting list that may die while waiting.
There are more organs being bought than being donated and patients are already looking on the black market to buy an organ, even if it is illegal, patients will do anything to save their life. The question now is “Should international law enforcement agencies take a tougher stance on current standing laws...should laws be repealed to allow for the legalization of organ trade?”( Michelle L. Beshears,
By making the sale of organs legal, in addition to saving the lives of thousands of people, it would also decrease the enterprise on the black market. Although there are several solutions to end the controversy with this topic, there are still cons that prevent the sale of organs from happening. This includes poverty, health risks, and moral disagreement. Every solution has its risks, but the problem has to be looked from all perspectives. Every year the government keeps the sale of organs illegal, 7,000 will die (Cherry).
Small businesses are contrived to give all of their employees health care due to Medicare. Through the terms of ObamaCare, small businesses are compelled into closing their doors because of all the hand outs they have to get to their employees. When small business begin to become more successful and make more money, Medicare takes their profits away and gives it to people who don't really need it. ObamaCare and Medicare have both taught ignorant Americans to not get a job because they can get the same amount of money in the form of a hand out instead of actually working for it and contributing to the economy. The tax breaks for small firms and other factors are reliant by how much small businesses spend on health coverage (Harrison).
By legalizing organ sales, we can guarantee that the transaction is voluntary, sanitary, and safe. No such promises can be made if we kept it outlawed. I have always wondered why we’re allowed to receive compensation for donating our hair, blood, sperm and eggs. Why should kidneys or bone marrow or other organs fall into a special class that prohibits market exchanges yet they are equally body parts? Banning compensation for these organs is a sure death sentence for thousands of Americans who are in desperate need of these organs and a waste of money for the government in paying for the upkeep of these patients as they undergo the long wait.
There are many reasons to why these companies are greedily taking advantage of customers. The number one reason is because people who are need of these prescriptions have no other choice but to purchase them. Why does not America do something about these rip-off companies? In 2001 George Bush promised to lower the amount spent on prescriptions for the citizens, but in 2002, Americans spent $162.4 billion on prescribed drugs. (Steele 47) Drugs prices are not likely to fall back down to what they were years ago.
Insurance rates going up, citizens getting angry, politicians going crazy. These are examples of only some of the bad things Obamacare has done to people. Citizens that don’t want Obamacare shouldn’t have to have it for these three main reasons: Obama said on multiple occasions that people would be able to keep their original health insurance once Obamacare is intact, Obamacare will cost taxpayers that don’t even want the insurance thousands of dollars yearly, and people ,such as the Catholics, are having a problem with the contraception Obamacare covers. There is absolutely no reason why people shouldn’t be able to keep their original health insurance. If they wanted Obamacare they would have signed up for the insurance online.
(Ponnuru)This is an issue that no one but the government can let us know what's really going on at the moment, but results are always popping up as misguided quest or funds being lost. Healthcare needs to step up their game because time is really being wasted. Half of the 50 million people in the U.S are currently uninsured. The new healthcare laws were intended to expand health insurance coverage, but one trade association warned that it will end of driving 60 million manufacturing workers out of coverage supplied by their employers over the next decade unless it was fixed before that occurs.(Newton-Small). Companies offered health coverage to their employers but certain laws prevented them from giving some benefits, forcing them into something that is called a one sized fit's all system.
In the world of medicine there has been many new discoveries and innovations. Yet, it seems like the government is focusing on the wrong problems. One major problem deals with organ donations, and there is always a recurring question; should the family of the donor be compensated? Each patient unfortunately becomes an insignificant statistic joining the lines of hopeless patients who wait in line on the organ transplant list. The scarcity of transplant organs in the United States is accredited to many reasons: the unwillingness of families to approve donation after the donors death, even if the patient has wished to do so; religious objections; disinclination of medical personnel to approach families after the death; and the crookedness of the medical system.