UMMM-- absolutely NOT!!! People already have access to medical care through the emergency rooms of hospitals. If you don't contribute to this society, you don't deserve handouts from the society. Working poor get medicaid already!
Yes. There are a great many of us who have jobs that either don't offer health care or have insurance plans that still make it difficult if not impossible to afford medical costs. We tend to fall in the cracks, making too much to qualify for assistance, but not enough to pay the bills. It's not that we don't contribute, we do. And it benefits everyone in the end, by having a healthier population overall, which improves our lives and allows us to miss fewer days of work. This helps increase the economy overall. Countries with national healthcare have shown to have better quality of life and longer life expectancy than the US. Why shouldn't we want that ourselves?
Health care reform is essential because 40 million Americans don't have health care insurance or access to good health care and because if skyrocketing costs of our present system are allowed to continue health care will be unaffordable to all but the richest Americans. Medical bills are the most frequent cause of bankruptcy. When people change jobs or lose their jobs they often lose their health coverage. Health care insurance companies and drug companies are bribing our legislators and our doctors. And for-profit medicine is supplanting traditional patient centered medicine as explained by Atul Gawande in his recent thought-provoking articles in the New Yorker here--
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/n … redux.html
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009 … ct_gawande
Sure, I would vote for it. The Pros out number the Cons of it!
by trish1048 9 years ago
For or against?Personally, I hate the idea. The government needs to stay out of my personal life. I like my freedom of choice.
by Col. Duke LaCross (...Okay, maybe I lied) 6 years ago
Not Obamacare, but some sort of national healthcare to provide services to those who can't help themselves.
by funnebone 10 years ago
I hear the term national healthcare being thrown around and I would like to know, both as a Doctor and as a human, who would pay for this and what would it pay? For those of you unfamiliar with our current government healthcare system ie medicare and medicaid, they are awful programs that doctors...
by William R. Wilson 8 years ago
Have you ever wondered why we want to destroy America? Why we want to let the ACLU get their pedophile hands on your children? How could anyone believe those stupid scientists about something as silly as global warming? And healthcare for poor people? Ridiculous, isn't...
by Silver Rose 9 years ago
I don't normally get involved in political debates, but had to wade into this one. Some foolish American magazine has made the following comment:"The controlling of medical costs in countries such as Britain through rationing, and the health consequences thereof, are legendary. The stories of...
by lovetherain 9 days ago
Can the United States afford to have free health care for all? Why or why not?
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