I Think Government Health Care Is a Terrible Idea

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    I Would Not Be Here With Out It.

    Some things i have read in this group seem very far off what it is like to have public health care so i thought i'd share what it is really like. In Australia we have government health care and it is fantastic, I have been unwell most of my life and in America i would never have...
    Adelaide Adelaide
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 6, 2009

    Another Question

    i wonder how many people out there truly believe that the presidents healthcare plan is going to give everyone free or cheap health insurance? here is the truth.....the presidents plan will require anyone who, in the governments opinion can afford it, to PURCHASE health...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    11 Responses Mar 3, 2010

    Rationed Healthcare

           
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    5 Responses May 15, 2009

    Doctor Fed, I Presume ...

    No need to obtain a second medical opinion ... the Federal government will give it. In the just passed budget bill: "comparative effectiveness research" (CER). Well CER = if you are old and sick and don’t have many years left your treatement is “Go home...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2009

    Can't Wait

    Yeah, I can't wait to have to wait a year to have a mole removed that may or may not be cancerous ... I better get on that list now!!!
    bluefish0526 bluefish0526
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 21, 2008

    Another View

    I live in Canada and I am thankful for our health care system. Although it's not perfect people don't die like in United States. Here at least we know it can only improve and it is as time goes by. All the developed nations in the World have health care and the only one that...
    CityGirl1111 CityGirl1111
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2010

    Healthmare

    http://newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid/266/ID/3320/Nearly-4M-people-could-pay-fines-by-2016-unless-they-find-health-coverage.aspx   The healthcare bill that just passed is a nightmare with a lot of non healthcae related passages in the bill. I view it as an assault...
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2010

    Are the Elderly Cost Effective?

    Yesterday there was a meeting on the hill over the way to pay for National Health Care.  CSPAN showed the meeting live and I watched most of it.  I was not surprised by what I heard.  National Health Care is going to be "cost effective and based on if one...
    Grits4life Grits4life
    46-50, F
    2 Responses May 13, 2009

    Odd

    I find it odd that so many Americans have completely written off something they have not even experienced.  I am a Canadian and we have government healthcare and yes it is not perfect, but it works.    My dad was posted to Colorado when he was in the military and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

    Drinking With Bob

    No one points out the fallacy of Government Health care better than Bob. Of course it's outrageous, just look how well every other government agency works. Bob points it out in his rant in so many words. Never has a sad truth seemed so absurd.  
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    9 Responses Dec 31, 2010

    A Real Health Care Reform Plan

    http://www.HealthRevolutionPetition.org/index.html?ID=30818">Sign the Health Revolution Petition now!</a>
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David
    26-30, M
    Sep 30, 2009

    A Sinking Tide Lowers All Boats

    The folly  of a nation providing healthcare coverage for its citizens through an employer based system is really being exposed, especially in our current economy. In America, you get your coverage from your job, which is fine if you like your job and the economy is good. It...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    49 Responses Aug 29, 2009

    The Government Plan Is the Wrong Plan

    I agree they needs to be a way for all to have health care. However, any plan with the government in charge and running it is the wrong plan. As this shows there is no free lunch ... even if many believe there is. ~~~~~ Lessons From Hawaii: Will Obama Learn? http://www...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    14 Responses Oct 19, 2008

    More Food For Thought

    The Dangers of Health Care for All by Grant Lawrence     Page 1 of 1 page(s) www.opednews.com   A conservative group...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
    46-50, F
    37 Responses Mar 10, 2009

    Government Healthcare? Heck No!!!

    If we let the government get involved in healthcare, what's gonna stop them from trying to tell us what to do, think, hear and all. I think government run healthcare is a stepping stone towards communism. I DO AND WILL NOT SUPPORT ANYTHING THAT IS A STEPPING STONE FOR COMMUNISM...
    apsugurl28 apsugurl28
    31-35, F
    29 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    What Does ABC Have to Hide?

               Were they told to pull this piece from John Stossel? Makes you wonder huh? ************************************ ABC Pulls John Stossel’s Canadian Healthcare Piece Wednesday, July 1, 2009 12:11 PM By: ...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jul 1, 2009

    Nice Thought, Won't Work

    We can't afford it. If we tax everybody that much, our economy will collapse. In some countries that have universal health care, a person can't pick their own doctor. I for one want to decide on my own doctor. I understand his intentions are good. But this is the rubber...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 12, 2009

    Expensive

    how are we going to pay for this? oh yeah more taxes on us
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 5, 2009

    From a Great American

              Another article from a great American.  *************************************** Thomas Sowell: Wishful thinking about health care July 01, 2009 01:04:00 AM   By Thomas Sowell   Most political and media...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    Jul 1, 2009

    Let's Continue to Look At Facts Not Msm Hype

        http://www.thebulletin.us/articles/2009/01/12/commentary/editorials/doc4966c561ca14b731106920.txt Canada's Health Care Suffers By Comparison By Stan Alekna, For The Bulletin Published: Monday, January 12, 2009   A new, comprehensive report on Canadian...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Jan 12, 2009

    Switzerland’s Model Is Good, But the Democrats Model Is 'bad'.

      Discussion is needed and I see none in Congress. Their basic plan is to expand Medicare/Medicaid and and increase Social Security and other fees/taxes to pay for it ... whith a government buracrat making the decisions. Bad model!!! The Swiss system is much closer to...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    20 Responses May 13, 2009

    NO!

    Let me get this right. We cannot keep track of the TARP funds. We have bailed out big financial institutions who are STILL giving out bonuses to incompetent executives. We have a Treasury Secretary who wants to raise the debt ceiling to an undisclosed sum. We have passed an...
    KatieJane KatieJane
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2009

    Is This Really What You Want?

     I just watched one of the news shows. charles rangel was on there. He said one of the ways to pay for obamacare was cost savings. You know what that means don't you? Ration or denying health care. Even big O said it himself. He said, some of us will just have to take a pain...
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Jul 19, 2009

    Say No to Long Lines

    Here in NJ the plan for government run health care requires each person to be registered and insured. Once a year each person will have to wait in line in order to receive their inspection sticker. If you fail the inspection they will give you a red FAILED sticker that will allow...
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff
    46-50, T
    12 Responses Oct 7, 2008

    Medicare For All: a Letter From Thom Hartmann

    A   Modest Medicare Proposal         Dear President Obama,         I understand you're thinking of dumping your "public option" because of all the demagoguery by Sarah Palin and **** Armey and Newt Gingrich...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2009

    Pre-Existing Conditions

    I firmly believe that government should stay out of the health care industry, but here would be one regulation that I would agree with. Why do insurance companies have the pre-existing condition? Is there anyone out there that works in the industry that has good...
    chris914 chris914
    46-50, M
    24 Responses Nov 5, 2008

    Call It What It Is ... Rationed Healthcare!

        If they REALLY wanted to address unnecessary costly services, they would prohibit illegal immigration and crack down on people who go to hospital emergency rooms for basic (non-emergency) services and never pay. Remember Joycelyn Elders, another Dem/Clintonite...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    10 Responses Apr 27, 2009

    Another Bogus Idea

    Socialized medicine is a hazard to us all, who already have health care as a benefit and now will be taxed on that benefit in addition medicare and medicaid already deducted from my wages and forced to have supplemental health insurance once I retire to...
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 20, 2009

    Food For Thought.

    i don't know about the systems in countries that have them (foreign to the USA) but reading about the problems scares me. Much study is needed and the one who actually pays (the patient) needs to be in on the decision making. i think it isn't a health "care" crisis, it...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    114 Responses Mar 8, 2009

    I Just Read A Report

               That said there are hundreds of US doctors that fully support the Canadian healthcare system. Yes, it's true. They are the doctors that practice within a hundred miles of the Canadian border.
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    Jul 1, 2009

    Medicare ... Mini Universal Healthcare

        When Doctors Opt Out We already know what government-run health care looks like. The Wall Street Journal  |  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123993462778328019.html April 17, 2009 | Marc Siegel   Here's something that has gotten lost in the...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    6 Responses Apr 22, 2009

    Government ... Not the Way to Go.

    There must be a better way ... however, government involvement is not it!     http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/nov/08111406.html Friday, November 14, 2008   Canada’s Health Care System heading for “Demographic Blowout” with Aging...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    33 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Government Health Care ... Great!

    I really don't understand the great argument against this service.  There will still be doctors who can practise with out being under the Government Health Care systems.  England has had this system at least 40 years. Canada and other major nations have it...
    livingwell livingwell
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    You Think It Is Bad Now?

     Wait till govt runs the entire operation. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9B5OKO01&show_article=1#
    fnformetoo fnformetoo
    51-55, M
    10 Responses Oct 6, 2009

    Why Wisconsin's Economic Protests Will Only Spread As Health Care Costs Bankrupt The States

    What we're really seeing today with the union worker protests in Madison, Wisconsin is the collision of money desires with fiscal reality. Everywhere across the country, union workers want to take home more money. Across the board, from teachers and firemen to law enforcement...
    kayaker712 kayaker712
    61-65, M
    1 Response Feb 21, 2011

    I Can't Understand Why Folks Think Healthcare Should Be Cheep.

    Americans on Health Care: The Bad, the Ugly and … the Good? by Amy Menefee Thursday, November 27, 2008 As Americans reflect on their blessings this Thanksgiving, will they count the U.S. health care system among them? Politicians, the media, and probably most...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    11 Responses Nov 27, 2008

    Think It's Bad Now? Wait Until We Have An Nhs

    Which, as I linked under "Barak Obama is dangerous for this country" has given the British a HIGHER standard of Living and LONGER lives than the U.S.! By all means rightards, keep ranting for "more of the same that doesn't work". See if you can get over...
    bitlord bitlord
    51-55
    7 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    What's Your Idea Of A Feasible Alternative?

    You don't want universal health care? Fine, then how do you suggest improving the current system? (I will admit that I'm in favor of universal health care but not the way it looks like it will play out now) I have first hand knowledge that private insurance isn't working. A...
    stillsleeping stillsleeping
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2010

    Nice Thought, Won't Work

    We can't afford it. If we tax everybody that much, our economy will collapse. In some countries that have universal health care, a person can't pick their own doctor. I for one want to decide on my own doctor. I understand his intentions are good. But this is the rubber...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 12, 2009

    The Reason??

    I stopped reading comments on this long ago.  It really wasn't meant for that.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    11 Responses Aug 29, 2009

    Long. But Food For Thought.

    Several related mini-articles. SBIS is a full service Insurance Brokerage Firm, but this aspect must also be addressed when considering any changes. Just looking to the Federal Goivernment to waltz in and make it all right, regardless of the cost, is niave and foolish...
    Josie06 Josie06
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2009

    Question

    If government run healthcare is such a fabulous idea can anyone explain to me why the Premier of Newfoundland Canada is coming to the U.S. to get his open heart surgery???? Could it possibly be because he doesn't wish to wait 6 months and take a chance of dying? or maybe he is...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    65 Responses Feb 4, 2010

    For those who knew that this was a bad idea,

    I know being right doesn't mean I'm happy about this garbage we all now have to live with.
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 12, 2014

    I Shouldn't Let Myself Get So Worked Up...

    Government healthcare is the worst idea ever.  Right now, not everyone in the us has healthcare coverage, but those that have insurance, through their job or otherwise has semi-decent coverage.  With universal healthcare, everyone will have healthcare, but crappy...
    KLovi KLovi
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 17, 2009

    If It Was Just Healthcare....

    Obamacare is the biggest infringement on personal choices of any bill in recent memory and the bill isn't just about healthcare, it steps on homeowners who are selling their homes to have a federal home inspection to see if the home is energy efficient prior to the sale of their...
    Caliper Caliper
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Mar 10, 2012
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