Governments around the world spend too much money on treating illnesses and diseases and not enough on health education and prevention.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Governments around the world are now investing a great deal in therapy for illnesses and diseases. However, some people believe that it is better to solve the problem at source by spending more on health eduction and prevention. I myself disagree with this opinion. Analyzing fundamental funtions of the government and civilians' responsibility will shed light on my point of view.

Firstly, governments, of course, should be responsible for health care system. In reality, there are many examples worldwide that huge public investment in building modern hospitals and equipping cutting-edge machines in diagnosing and treating illnesses. Only by spending on such highly-cost innovation, can the government provide strong enough treatment for fatal diseases like heart stroke, cancer,... which are now increasingly common. Thus, this makes clear that spending a great amount of money on taking care of the health of the society is one of the government's obligations.

Secondly, I believe that we, as civilians, play the most significant part in educating ourselves and preventing ourselves from absolutely avoidable diseases. I would like to cite some information that i have learned from Ted talks show on Youtube that despite governmental strategies on health education and high taxation in cigarette industry the main reasons behind serious common illnesses such as lung cancer, diabetes, heart stroke are our physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and smoking habit. These behaviours which are definitely dependant on ourselves are erading our health and leading us to the hospital in the future. That is to say, the responsibily for prevention and health promotion actually falls on our hand rather than governments.

In summary, budget distribution for treating illnesses and diseases is an inherent part of governmental operation and citizens are at the core in protecting themselves. Therefore, great public spending on medical service is compulsory and reasonable. In the future, I firmly believe that governments worldwide are likely to remain this bigger spending because illnesses and diseases may become more serious and widespread.

You did not adequately answer the topic. The question was: Should governments spend more money to prevent the spread of diseases by paying for education and prevention.

Prevention, for example is giving free annual flu shots, polio vaccines and other immunizations, especially to school children. It is also educating people about the importance of annual check-ups and bing current on their vaccines.


Governments around the world are now investing (wrong word) a great deal in therapy for illnesses and diseases. (That is not an accurate restatement of the topic.) However, some people believe that it is better to solve the problem at the source by spending more on health eduction and prevention. I myself disagree with this opinion. Analyzing fundamental funtions of the government and civilians' responsibility will shed light on my point of view.

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Firstly, First. governments, of course, should be responsible for the health care system. In reality, there are many examples worldwide of that huge public investments in building modern hospitals and equipping them with modern cutting-edge machines used for in diagnosing and treating illnesses. Only by spending on such highly-cost innovation, (Not a good phrase) can the government provide strong enough treatment for fatal ( fatal means that there is no cure - a person with a fatal illness will die.) diseases like heart stroke, cancer,... (Never use ellipses, "etc." or phrases like "and so on" in formal essays) which are now increasingly common. Thus, this makes it clear that spending a great amount of money on taking care of the health of the society is one of the government's obligations.

Secondly, Second, I believe that we, as civilians, play the most significant part in educating ourselves and preventing ourselves from about preventable absolutely avoidable diseases. I would like to cite some information that i (That is the ninth letter of the alphabet. Letters do not learn anything.) have learned from Ted talks show on Youtube. Despite governmental strategies on health education and high taxation in imposing high taxes on the cigarette industry, the main reasons behind serious common illnesses such as lung cancer, diabetes, heart stroke (Wrong word, also ungrammatical series) are our physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and smoking habit. These behaviours which are definitely dependant (Wrong word,) on ourselves are erading our health and leading us to the hospital in the future. That is to say, the responsibily for prevention and health promotion actually falls on our hand rather than the governments.

In summary, the budget distribution for allocated to treating illnesses and diseases is an inherent part of governmental operation and citizens are at the core in protecting themselves. Therefore, great public spending on medical services is compulsory and reasonable. In the future, I firmly believe that governments worldwide are likely to remain this bigger spending because illnesses and diseases may become more serious and widespread.

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Governments around the world spend too much money on treating illnesses and diseases and not enough on health education and prevention.

Do you agree or disagree with this statement?

Governments around the world are now investing a great deal in therapy for illnesses and diseases. However, some people believe that it is better to solve the problem at source by spending more on health eduction and prevention. I myself disagree with this opinion. Analyzing fundamental funtions of the government and civilians' responsibility will shed light on my point of view.

Firstly, governments, of course, should be responsible for health care system. In reality, there are many examples worldwide that huge public investment in building modern hospitals and equipping cutting-edge machines in diagnosing and treating illnesses. Only by spending on such highly-cost innovation, can the government provide strong enough treatment for fatal diseases like heart stroke, cancer,... which are now increasingly common. Thus, this makes clear that spending a great amount of money on taking care of the health of the society is one of the government's obligations.

Secondly, I believe that we, as civilians, play the most significant part in educating ourselves and preventing ourselves from absolutely avoidable diseases. I would like to cite some information that i have learned from Ted talks show on Youtube that despite governmental strategies on health education and high taxation in cigarette industry the main reasons behind serious common illnesses such as lung cancer, diabetes, heart stroke are our physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and smoking habit. These behaviours which are definitely dependant on ourselves are erading our health and leading us to the hospital in the future. That is to say, the responsibily for prevention and health promotion actually falls on our hand rather than governments.

In summary, budget distribution for treating illnesses and diseases is an inherent part of governmental operation and citizens are at the core in protecting themselves. Therefore, great public spending on medical service is compulsory and reasonable. In the future, I firmly believe that governments worldwide are likely to remain this bigger spending because illnesses and diseases may become more serious and widespread.