Morgan Lopiano

Healthcare in the United States: Why Socialized Medicine Could Cure Nation
Public Policy
Volume 8 | Issue I | March 2024
St Mary’s School ’24
Oregon, USA
Growing up in the medical hub of Southern Oregon, I never understood newscasters when they talked about the “healthcare crisis” in America. However, during my junior year of high school, when my classmates and I were tasked with completing a 4,500-word research paper, I took my chance to learn as much as I could about the American healthcare system. Through my research, I found that healthcare was not accessible in many parts of the country because of income disparities, healthcare deserts, racial inequalities, and more. These aspects of the American healthcare system inspired me to look into other first-world countries around the globe known for their own forms of healthcare. Thus, I was led to the paper that would come to be published in The Schola, wherein I discuss the failures of the current American healthcare system, the attempts that have been made to amend the system, the reasoning behind these failed attempts, and the successful healthcare structures employed by other countries that have proven beneficial to their citizens. In college, I hope to pursue my passion for public policy while combining it with my intended studies in pharmaceutical sciences so that in the future, I can use my knowledge of medicine to help change how American healthcare functions and who benefits from it. Outside of academics, I enjoy exploring the greater outdoors of Oregon, traveling, and providing commentary on cheesy movies with my friends.
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