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How many people complaining about the healthcare bill actually know what's in it?


I see a lot of people complaining and crying about how it will destroy America etc. What I don't see are logical arguments against it or any evidence that said people are making educated and informed opinions - and not merely regurgitating tea party talking points. Should one not familiarize themselves with the law before being so melodramatic about it? What happened to reason and logical, well-informed debate? Hate for Obama is what is fueling it and not reason - I find this sad. That being said, I disagree with PARTS of the bill myself - but I know what's in it!

 
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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I totally agree! In fact many parts of "Obamacare" were directly taken from "Romneycare" People get so caught up in the us vs them of politics they can't think critically about problems and solutions.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    some might argue with healthcare in its current state it is a must. Govt funds roads, schools, fire, police, medicare, social security etc. This is by no means a govt. run system - you choose insurer, physician etc. it's about consumer protections.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I respect those who don't criticize without knowing all the facts. If we all could do more of that the world would be a better place and we'd solve a lot more problems :). I agree all people should be covered medically

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I agree, but there are ways to get to the facts of what is actually in it people are just lazy. As for wanting insurance, Many people, like me, want it but can't afford due to preexisting condition. Now there are caps on what can be charged! yay :)

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I agree, people need to stop cheering for their teams and think independently for themselves. People don't value educating themselves and forming their own opinions, it's easier for talking heads to tell one what to think I guess... sad.

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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    Its a mixed bag. Go back to when I was under a group policy. You go to the doctor and the cost is $100. I go for the same reason. I pay $15 co-pay and insurance pays $45. Is the Dr. losing $40. Is his price to high. Are you subsidizing my health cost


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    Larry Wall 5 years ago

    Uninsured go to the ER and have to be treated. Insured go to the urgent care clinics, which require insurance or payment up front. If more people had ins. the ER would be less crowded and cost to general public would be less.

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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I understand your concerns but disagree. you have your choice of doctors, insurance plans etc. I agree with being forced to purchase - I don't like that. Also protections offered to those with preexisting conditions, no lifetime caps are pluses.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I do find that funny seeing as how Canada has socialized healthcare lol. People are afraid of a "socialism" demon like communists back in the 50's & 60's. These same people drive on roads, collect "social security" - hello! it's laughable.


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    Angela Blair 5 years ago

    You put the truth very succinctly -- thank you.


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I understand what you're saying too big = room for confusion etc. absolutely. I don't think it's anywhere near a perfect bill - far from it. Rather than "fight" it though wouldn't it be more prudent to improve it?


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    Christin Sander (ChristinS) 5 years ago

    I'm sure no one would take your antique guns if you become senile. I'd also like a reference as to where this is in the bill - sounds like scare tactics to me sorry. Also govt already pays for uninusured

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