Why do USA citizens oppose Universal Healthcare?
The benefits of the a "single payer" health insurance, and the concept of Universal Healthcare have been universally accepted by almost every other nation and government in the world (including countries which would be considered totalitarian). Why has the american public been so eager to denounce the idea that all individual in their society should have access to healthcare?
Because Republicans are against making taxes, and this is being considered a tax, even though it is going to save our country billions.
I must have missed something. How is it going to save our country billions? and don't assume it's just republicans against it. I'm not republican.
@peeples because healthy people don't have healthcare, so when they buy it, the price goes down because it costs the insurance company less to provide care to those people, and ultimately the entire market. It's pretty simple when you think about it
Furthermore, the country will no longer be paying medical bills for illegal immigrants and the uninsured who have been going to ERs and not paying a penny. Guess who's pocket that comes out of!
Harmony we have been uninsured many times and we pay our bills. Also no one(not tax payers) gets stuck paying er bills so that has nothing to with this. Pippin the price is going up already preparing for 2014. I doubt it will go down then.
Peeples when the government spends money it means the taxpayers are spending money....
The only time government pays health care bills is if the person is covered under medicaid or medicare. More people will be covered under the new bill in some states. That equals more for the tax payers. Uninsured doesn't equal government paying.
I still think its a good idea, because the costs of insurance will be less inflated. I think the most important thing is for people to not be fat, because that causes the highest increase in health care costs.
Just to clarify for the sake of the discussion; Universal Healthcare doesn't mean that you are FORCED to get healthcare it simply means that everyone receives it... just like libraries, police, military, etc.
Those who object to it claim that we all should be the rugged, independent self-sufficient mountain folk who can go on a hunt, and provide dinner for a month, and make a winter coat out of the animal skin. Pretty darn dog-eat-dog Darwinian if you ask me.
Others whine about "socialized medicine". Hmmmm....I wonder where they all went to school and who paid for it.
Still others, and these are the out and out jerks in the mix, suggest, with astounding arrogance, a "moral hazard". They are so ignorant and self-important, they think those in hard times, or hard *lives*, those who are very sick, disabled, unemployed, homeless - and a significant "fringe" part of the population are burdened by all four and more. But, no. If they "really wanted to" they could "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" and become "productive members of society. These are the finger-waggers with chronic abrasions on their dragging knuckles whose family trees likely go straight down.
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