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Is National Healthcare a good thing?

  1. profile image43
    blake6572posted 8 years ago

    Is National Healthcare a good thing?

  2. SheriSapp profile image61
    SheriSappposted 8 years ago

    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!

  3. Dark knight rides profile image74
    Dark knight ridesposted 8 years ago

    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?

  4. Ralph Deeds profile image61
    Ralph Deedsposted 8 years ago

    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

  5. Ruchira profile image78
    Ruchiraposted 8 years ago

    Sure, I would vote for it. The Pros out number the Cons of it!

 
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