Healthcare as One of the Most Important Facilities
In 2014, 33 million of US citizens didn’t have a healthcare insurance according to procon.org. Healthcare is one of the most important facilities that get money for the government in each country. Therefore, some people are against the government paying for healthcare and others are with that. That’s why It is very popular that we see this topics because of what people are facing without having health insurance. People in the US are suffering without Health insurance and they getting in hard time as the video of Dan Brodrick’s Story (2009) delivers to us how people are loosing there family because of the health insurance. In the video of Dan Brodrick’s Story is showing one of the 10% of US citizen that are suffering from healthcare. The video of Dan Brodrick’s Story can be analyzed based on it audience, purpose, structure and language. Concerning the audience, this video carries a message that should be listened to by everyone. The main reason for stating this is that people work throughout their lives with the goals of meeting their goals including being medically covered. Therefore, in the midst of working, they seek for medical covers that will not only protect them but that they will also protect their families. A more specific audience that the video is intended to is the working population and more specifically the adults. Brodrick was also among the working population and therefore he stands as an example to those that are in the same field. They should be aware of the risks that face them when it comes to health insurance. Individuals out there should be aware of the fact that anything can happen to their careers. For that reason, friendlier health insurance policies should be advocated for in the environment that we live in.
In terms of the content maker, it could be pointed out that Dan Brodrick was the maker of the video. He specifically uploaded the video to YouTube with the hopes of sharing his message with the entire world. He wanted people to understand the risks that face them in their working environments. More specifically, he wanted to tell people living and working in the United States that healthcare insurance programs in the U.S. were not favorable. With the help of the video, there are a number of questions that come to the mind of the audience more so concerning their health insurance covers as they work. For instance, people end up questioning themselves whether they are completely covered in the event of unpredicted circumstances in their careers. People also wonder whether their families are safely covered if at all they lose their lives in the line of duty. The cultural value that the video brings out to light is that of social responsibility. The governments that work for us should be socially responsible in ensuring that friendly healthcare policies are passed. In the end, this is the only way that the people would acknowledge that they have a government body that cares for their needs. After watching the video, I have been moved to greatly consider the importance of healthcare insurance while working. Certainly, this is something that should not be taken lightly. The video has been an eye-opener to the very fact that we face certain risks while working and the only way to be safe is being safely covered by medical insurance.
The structure of the video is presented in a manner that drives the audience to feel mercy for the maker of the video. First, it begins with his working experience and moves to the unfortunate event that occurred. Thereafter, it describes the aftermath results which led to the death of his wife. With this structure, the audience reflects on their personal experiences and relate to it. There is a sad tone that plays in the background perhaps to pull the audience closer to listen to what the maker has to say. The visual characteristics also make the video believable. For example, there is a portrait image that captures my attention i.e. the image of Brodrick’s late wife. Indeed, this gives the audience a reason to believe that the unfortunate event that occurred is true. Concerning the language used, informal language was utilized as the video was more personal. For example, as Brodrick mentions “it’s just hard to swallow” to refer to the bitter feeling that he felt after losing his wife to cancer. He also points out that the circumstance could have been easily solved if health insurance covered them. There are informative words that accompany the video to stress on the message that there is a need for healthcare reform. People should act now so that they can save the lives of their loved ones. To sum it up, friendly health insurance policies should be implemented to guarantee that citizens of any nation are medically covered. People should stand up and fight for their rights to healthcare. They should work to ensure that the government implements healthcare policy reforms that would ensure people are guaranteed medical coverage even when they lose their jobs.