Healthcare has become a most prominent issue in todays world. Many people are demanding a universal healthcare system. However, I have several apprehensions about government-run healthcare. Contrary to believe, insurance premiums and expense of healthcare is likely to increase. These cost increases, along with ineffective cost control, will lead to monetary instability in the healthcare system. Assuming that these costs could be effectively controlled, the insufficient supply of physicians would lead to the downfall of universal healthcare. Patients would have to wait longer to receive important consultations and procedures. Ultimately, I believe the average health of an American citizen would suffer due to universal healthcare. So, is universal healthcare really the answer considering it would be detrimental to the average health of an American citizen? Moreover, I believe it is necessary to define healthcare as a right or a privilege. So, is it everyones right to have healthcare, or is it a privilege not available to everyone?