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Obama's Health Care Plan ~ A Poll

Updated on October 31, 2014
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Tell Us What You Really Think!

Cast your vote on Obamacare!

The purpose of this lens is to allow you an opportunity to participate in a non-partisan poll about Obama's Health Care Plan for America. I want to get your opinions, not give mine. I would even like to hear from friends from other countries who already have government health care.

Your experiences could help decide America's future.



Information

These are only a few of the issues addressed in the extensive Health Care Proposal.

The site used to obtain information for this poll definitely has a bias which I do not necessarily embrace. I wanted to give you enough information to know that there are very real issues being proposed and included in the Health Care Plan and I needed a source that had it spelled out in layman's terms.

I tried to remove any reflection of opinion. Again. let me state: I do not want this lens to reflect my opinion.

Before You Go Further, Please Tell Us What You Think Now

Please do not change this vote later. I want to see if anything in this lens changes your mind. Thanks

DO YOU SUPPORT OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE PLAN?

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Higher Taxes ~ Are You Willing?

WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PAY HIGHER TAXES TO INSURE COVERAGE FOR EVERYONE LIVING IN THE US, INCLUDING ALIENS?

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Higher Taxes ~ How Much

HOW MUCH MORE ARE YOU WILLING TO PAY IN TAXES TO INSURE COVERAGE TO EVERYONE LIVING IN US?

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Health Care Rationed

DO YOU BELIEVE YOUR HEALTH CARE WOULD BE RATIONED IF THE CURRENT PROPOSED PLAN PASSES?

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Government Committee Will Decide Your Care

Sec. 123, Pg. 30

States that there will be a Government Committee that will decide what treatments and benefits you get.

WHO DO YOU WANT TO DECIDE YOUR CARE

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Access to Your Bank Accounts

Sec. 163, Pg. 59, Lines 21-24

States that the Government will have direct access to your bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS?

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Medicaid

Sec. 205, Pg. 102, Lines 12-18

Medicaid-eligible individuals will be automatically enrolled in Medicaid.

DO YOU THINK THAT ANYONE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY BE ENROLLED?

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Non US Citizens in the United States

Section 152, pg 50-51

Health Care will Be Provided to ALL NON US Citizens

DO YOU BELIEVE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE SHOULD BE PROVIDED TO ALL NON US CITIZENS?

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Doctors

Sec. 225, Pg. 127, Lines 1-16

"The Secretary shall provide for the annual participation of physicians under the public health insurance option, for which payment may be made for services furnished during the year."

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT SET DOCTOR'S FEES?

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Additional Taxes

Sec. 401.59B, Pg. 167, Lines 18-23

ANY individual who does not have acceptable care, according to government, will be taxed 2.5% of income.

WHO SHOULD DECIDE IF YOUR INSURANCE IS ACCEPTABLE?

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Who pays for Non US Citizens

Sec. 59B, Pg. 170, Line 1

Any NONRESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes.

WHO SHOULD PAY FOR HEALTHCARE FOR NON US CITIZENS IN THE US?

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Physician Ownership

Sec. 1156, Pg. 317, Lines 13-20

"PROHIBITION on physician ownership or Investment."

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT PROHIBIT A PHYSICIAN FROM OWNING HIS PRACTICE?

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Hospitals

Sec. 1156, Pg. 317-318, Lines 21-25, 1-3

"PROHIBITION on Expansion of Facility Capacity." The government will mandate that hospitals cannot expand

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT PROHIBIT HOSPITAL EXPANSION?

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Living Wills and Durable Powers of Attorney

Sec. 1233, Pg. 425, Lines 4-12

Government mandates Advance (Death) Care Planning consultation.

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT REQUIRE LIVING WILLS and POWERS OF ATTORNEY?

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A Dying Patient

Sec. 1233, Pg. 430, Lines 11-15

The government will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life, according to preset methods

WHO SHOULD DECIDE TREATMENT FOR DYING PATIENTS?

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SHOULD THE PRESIDENT, ALL SENATORS, ALL CONGRESSMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES BE REQUIRED TO ENROLL IN THIS PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PLAN

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Changed Your Mind?

After taking this poll, have you changed your mind about Obama's Health Care Plan.

AS A RESULT OF TAKING THIS POLL, HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND?

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Moderated by Sylvestermouse

All of the information in this lens about the proposed Health Care Plan was provided by: Reviewed, revised and adapted on July 29, 2009, by Liberty Counsel from the original authored by Peter Fleckenstein and posted on FreeRepublic.com and his blog, http://blog.flecksoflife.com/2009/07/19/the-hc-monstrosity/

© 2009 Cynthia Sylvestermouse

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      The fear of the unknown is what has me concerned. I know what my insurance plan looks like now and what services I get. I know what I pay for those services, and am happy with my plan. Who knows what coverage and services will look like in the future?

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      geosum 4 years ago

      When Obamacare was coming into existence, I started changing my lifestyle. At 76 I could see where there wasn't going to be a lot of money left over for my care. I got a lap-band operation. Had a gall-bladder removed. Lost 85 lbs. Exercise 6 days a week. Net effect: blood pressure 115/60, sleep apnea gone, pressure on knees reduced, cholesterol under control, and feeling great. I'm in total charge of my health.

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      chickie99 4 years ago

      outstanding lens...we'll see where we end up...

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      Michael Oksa 4 years ago

      It's surprising that so many people feel the way they do.

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      TanoCalvenoa 4 years ago

      When the entire socialist system comes crashing down in flames, which is inevitable because a system based on theft and dishonesty is unsustainable, I'll try not to laugh too much.

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      OUTFOXprevention1 4 years ago

      Great info. Awareness is important. Thanks for the lens!

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      Excellent lens and will share it. "Access to our bank accounts " - what next?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This lens was shared on my Facebook page related to healthcare and insurance.

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      amandascloset0 5 years ago

      It appears that fledgling believes that any opinions that are not consistent with his own are twisted. That line of thinking is exactly why Obamanomics is a fail!! When you take away a persons right to choose, what is left but a yessir slave?

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      JohnCumbow 5 years ago

      It would have been more helpful if you had included more actual facts, fewer right-wing twisted talking points.

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      Fairies_of_the_mist 5 years ago

      No solution is perfect, however having health care means you do at least get care whereas at the moment it seems that a US citizen can loose everything once their insurance runs out. Here in the UK we do get help, however I have still been in a situation where I haven't been able to afford medical help when I was earning not even a small amount, in fact if you are not earning you get everything laid on for you which is both an advantage and disadvantage as it helps those genuinely in need but also encourages sloth. I do struggle with the concept of someone going into hospital and being asked for their insurance before anyone will help. So yes I do think something needs to be done about this, though being as our UK government screws us out of a lot of money in TAXes I can understand why people don't want to pay more. Always be very wary of any law that is intended to help the poor as however well intended it can trap them in a benefits loop of poverty and reliance.

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      waldenthreenet 5 years ago

      I am somewhat confused by your polls but I think it's great you are interested in this topic of health care reform. My three lenses have a very different approach than yours. But purpose of health care reform is very critical to all of us who live in this country, alens or not ! I am a citizen but I do not wish to see children of aliens die because they are aliens. Aliens should have choices just like the rest of us. Choices, choices and innovation not rationing ! Makes sense ?

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      BrassFittings 5 years ago

      Thank you for this lens! I like this comment below....Tolovaj Jul 8, 2011 @ 9:26 am

      I am not familiar with details of US health plans, but here, in Europe we definitely have very similar issues.At the end, after all compromises nobody is happy with the result.

      Tear apart and overturn Obummer Care NOW America.

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      tyler70 6 years ago

      Very nice lens! Really liked how you put facts into poll questions! Very true though because people need to realize what is going on in the world!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      I am not familiar with details of US health plans, but here, in Europe we definitely have very similar issues.At the end, after all compromises nobody is happy with the result.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      interesting lens! thank you for sharing this informative lens! cheers

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      My problem with the polls, which I took, are the following.

      1. It wasn't non partisan. Much of what is in it is the false information given by the right.

      2. It does not ask about the strangle hold the for profit insurance companies, who contribute nothing to health care, have over what care we get.

      3. Thanks to the nonsense about 60 Senate votes needed, what we got is not Obama's health care plan.

      The care we get in this country is the most expensive and the least effective in the world. Something has to be done, but what we got is water down and favors the insurance companies. Its a shame.

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      Very well presented. Facts are a good thing!

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      dogodor 6 years ago

      Great len. Thank you for the time you put into it!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now that is a poll! I find it crazy just looking at my own situation with no health care of any kind for longer than you care to know and no hope of getting any. I wonder if there will be a new prison system like the old debtors prisons for those of us who can't pay the fine because we can't afford medical insurance. I was born in the U.S. and have been here all my life.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Now that is a poll! I find it crazy just looking at my own situation with no health care of any kind for longer than you care to know and no hope of getting any. I wonder if there will be a new prison system like the old debtors prisons for those of us who can't pay the fine because we can't afford medical insurance. I was born in the U.S. and have been here all my life.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Obama's plans for this country frightens me. How did we end up with a president intent on destroying this country?

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      HappySeasons LM 7 years ago

      If the politicians were serious about reforming health care, then they should reform litigation. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives anyone the right to health care. This whole health reform thing is nothing more than a power grab to get more votes by giving the masses free bread... and when you tax the producers to death... guess what? They will leave and who is going to foot the bill? You and me, my friend... TINSTAAFL! Matt

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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Very well done! 5*

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Well done. I have lensrolled to Should Obama Have Been Given the Nobel Peace Prize?

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      There are some topics that are missing from these poll questions. For example, in the news they talk about regulating private insurance companies so they can't boot people when they get sick, which is a reform that a lot of people have positive feelings about. Is that not in any of the bills, or did the Liberty Counsel just exclude that from the data they featured? They also said that people with private insurance can keep it instead of using the public plan. Is that not the case or is it just left out of the poll?

      Another example. It says that non-resident aliens don't pay taxes. Non-resident aliens are either tourists or illegals. But the poll question then asks about care for ALL non-US citizens. All non-citizens would include legal resident aliens who have their green card and pay the same taxes as the rest of us. Lumping those groups together in the question is confusing and unfair to legal aliens.

      When data is presented selectively, the result feels like a push poll.

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      V1 8 years ago

      There are relatively few "problems" that most people agree need to be addressed with health care:

      1.Uninsured U.S. citizens. (Pre-existing conditions, losing a job that provides insurance, simply can´t afford it, etc.)

      2. Abuses by insurance companies resulting in denial of needed care and services.

      3. Absurdly high insurance company rates for Doctor´s malpractice insurance.

      All or these issues could be resolved by specific, targeted legislation and regulation to address these issues directly and even provide outright subsidies to those ininsured U.S. citizens for a very, very small fraction of the cost, both in taxpayer dollars and to our privacy and freedoms, of this Orwellian monstrosity of a plan proposed by the Obama administration.

      "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples´ money." - Margaret Thatcher

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      hlkljgk 8 years ago from Western Mass

      [in reply to nabrudigam] well said.

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      nabrudigam 8 years ago

      I'm tired of hearing how people are against "the plan". THERE IS NO PLAN!!! Congress is still hamering out the details. NONE OF THE 5 PROPOSED BILLS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED!! If and when a bill is FINISHED, complain about it then.

      I'm tired of hearing how people don't want to pay for other people health care. YOU ALREADY DO. People who have no insurance & go to the emergency room cause higher insurance premiums THAT YOU PAY.

      I'm tired of hearing that people do not want a "GOVERNMENT" plan. Social Security is a government plan. Building roads is a government plan, Police and fire department services are government plans. Do me a favor and get your facts straight before spouting off about "death panels" and other lies you are willingly swallowing from the lyers who don't want you to get the health care you need when you need it and who are simply against ANYTHING Obama does. Find out who he is and what he believes in from his OWN WORDS. READ HIS BOOKS if you CAN read.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I regularly pray that this passes. Instead of having to go to the ER for minor accidents, tying up the emergency room, taking care away from real emergencies, and also costing the government thousands of dollars, I'll be able to go to a real doctor. I haven't been able to go to a doctor in 12 years since I can't afford it. I was able to go to my school nurse when I was in college, but she couldn't do much beyond giving me prescriptions I couldn't afford to fill. I'll be able to go to the eye doctor and get glasses, so I can see more than five feet in front of me. Wow, I'd even be able to go to the dentist for the first time in 12 years and get my three broken teeth fixed and my wisdom teeth pulled. Would my life change? Yes. But the health care plan isn't going to pass because people who hate their health insurance don't want it to change, politicians don't want it to change, and the insurance companies that are making millions of dollars on the current system don't want it to change.

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      Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Ugh, I hope this doesn't go through. Obama needs to stop hosting beer summits and trying to screw up the health care system (more) and get back to work on the economy. Great debate, Squid Angel blessed!

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      puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

      Sylvestermouse, congrats on this lens. Relevent for the times and makes people think. I hope more people take the polls and consider all this bill would do. I'm passing it on.

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      Carol Fisher 8 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I live in the UK where we have the National Health Service which we pay for through our taxes. Mostly people get the treatment they need although there is some element of rationing but the vast majority of people are not affected by it. What it means is that nobody here ever has to worry about not being able to consult a doctor when something is wrong because they can't afford to pay or have no insurance.

      Before the introduction of the NHS, people struggled to pay or didn't consult a doctor. Of course, many died sooner than they need to have done. Now, the vast majority of people would fight to keep the NHS. Even the Conservative Party (somewhat like Republicans) always promise it will be "safe in their hands".

      From the questions above, I'm not certain the US is proposing the most model of Health Care. For example, non-UK residents cannot come here for free treatment. The only exception is for an emergency, eg road accident, heart attack. Many other points too.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. It is important that the public be informed of how this bill might turn out. The Silent Majority needs to find a voice and speak now. I'm not exactly against health care for all citizens but the current bill has too much government involvement in medical care that they know nothing about.

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      V1 8 years ago

      Great lens! I feel much more informed about this issue just by taking the poll.