Some People Think That the Government Should Pay for Health Care and Education, but Others Believe It Is Not the Government’s Responsibility. Discuss Both Views and Give Your Own Opinion.

Lilie King
Written by Lilie

7.5 in Academic Writing

Improved by Gregory

Born and Raised in Canada

February 26, 2023

Some people think that the government should pay for health care and education, but others believe it is not the government’s responsibility. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

This IELTS Writing Task 2 question was reported in February 2023. Click here to read more questions reported in 2023.

Sample Essay

Some people believe that it is the government’s responsibility to cover the cost of healthcare and education, while others argue it is not. I agree with the former viewpoint because government provision of these essential services is crucial for the betterment of society as a whole.

Those who argue that the government should not fund medical care and education may believe this responsibility should fall on employers. Given that individuals are spending a considerable portion of their lives in the workplace, it is essential for employers to provide healthcare and educational benefits as part of their employee compensation package, acknowledging their contributions to the organization. However, I think that private healthcare and education can place an enormous financial burden on employers, which can impact their survival and discourage entrepreneurship, especially in times of economic downturn.

On the other hand, those in favor of government-funded healthcare and education argue that it is necessary for the benefit of the whole society. Without such a system, people from low-income families may be denied access to higher education and medical care. This can prevent them from being productive and contributing members of society and perpetuate the cycle of poverty, resulting in an inegalitarian society. I agree with this argument because, when examining Nordic countries such as Sweden and Denmark, I found that they all have well-funded public healthcare and education systems that have helped reduce inequality and contributed to their prosperity.

In conclusion, although it is reasonable to require employers to provide medical care and education for their employees, the provision of these services by the government helps promote the overall development of society and therefore is more important. (275 Words)

How to Paraphrase ‘The Government Should Pay for Health Care and Education’

We could use these services to refer to health care and education.
  • Sentence: The government should provide full funding for these services.
  • Sentence: The government should fully fund these services.
  • Sentence: The government should cover the cost of these services.
  • Noun phrase: government-funded healthcare and education
  • Noun phrase: government provision of these services
  • Noun phrase: the provision of these services by the government

3 CommentsLeave A Comment

  1. Hi Lillie,
    I have a query. The question asks us to discuss both views and also give our opinion. That means we just need agree with one opinion in the same paragraph (BP1) and disagree with other opinion in same paragraph (BP2)? or we need to provide our own opinion (opinion 3) in body paragraph 3? This is what I saw in E2 IELTS video on youtube so I was confused with your way of writing. I have see your video regarding all essays and I usually follow your way. Please clarify my confusion. thank you

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