US healthcare: a work in progress

The U.S. is one of the the leading nations in the world in medical advancements, yet many Americans are visiting the doctor less and less in fear of exorbitant medical bills. The U.S. requires people to purchase costly health care plans from private companies, and has left about 45 million Americans uninsured. Due to the plight of the uninsured, there have been myriad debates surrounding this predicament for decades. The current health care system tries to aid people with Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health insurance programs. However, these implementations have many problems. Senior citizens with poor health who turn … Continue reading US healthcare: a work in progress

Playing against sports stereotypes

Almost all sports include both men and women, but they are not necessarily co-educational. Competitors of a sport are divided based on gender because, physically, men and women are built differently. However, many sports, despite their inclusion of both sexes, find themselves being associated with only one. In most sports, male athletes tend to overshadow their female counterparts. There is a strong following for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), but it attracts attention nowhere near that of the male NBA. The same is true for soccer, especially in America. The U.S. lacks a professional women’s league, despite the success … Continue reading Playing against sports stereotypes