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 trish10488 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)5 years ago
Not Obamacare, but some sort of national healthcare to provide services to those who can't help themselves.
by funnebone10 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...
by William R. Wilson8 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...
by Silver Rose8 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...
by Judy Specht22 months ago
I have been listening to how the government has a billion dollars for getting people to sign up for the Affordable Healthcare Act. Would that money have been better spent training more doctors and building new...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.