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Why do USA citizens oppose Universal Healthcare?

  1. startupninja profile image60
    startupninjaposted 5 years ago

    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?

  2. pippinjones profile image56
    pippinjonesposted 5 years ago

    Because Republicans are against making taxes, and this is being considered a tax, even though it is going to save our country billions.

    1. peeples profile image91
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. pippinjones profile image56
      pippinjonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @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

    3. harmony155 profile image71
      harmony155posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    4. peeples profile image91
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    5. pippinjones profile image56
      pippinjonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Peeples when the government spends money it means the taxpayers are spending money....

    6. peeples profile image91
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    7. pippinjones profile image56
      pippinjonesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  3. startupninja profile image60
    startupninjaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. peeples profile image91
      peeplesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone should have the OPTION to buy, it should not be forced or handed out.

  4. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    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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