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QuinnH
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Should Universal Healthcare be a right to the people, should it not, or can a balance be achieved?

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Started: 6/21/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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QuinnH

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Their is no need to introduce yourselves. The following is a list of reasons as to why I think this argument is not so Black and White.
1) Taxes: In order to have socialized medicine/Universal healthcare, the government must raise the taxes on the people. Some may oppose this, and others may not, but democratic capitalism is an economic system that doesn't require the government to intervene. It just depends on the country you live in.
2) Corporations: In china, the system of government is known as Authoritarian (heavy state intervention) Capitalism (a system of economics meant to industrialize and create prosperity), where 95% of the business are owned by the government. In America, the opposite is true, thus everything is open to more private competition. Its more individualized, so corporations that are built around selling insurance will oppose this, making it difficult for the common man to get the Universal Healthcare law passed. Remember, Insurance is a commodity, so changing the balance of this section of the US economy might actually hurt more than it helps.

Remember, neutral arguments are accepted! I just wanted to create this debate to ask the public if they think this specific argument is so black and white. To me, a yea or nay is just to simple, seeing as this issue is very in depth. Thank you all for your opinions, good luck!
gizmo4me2

Pro

Should Universal Health care be a right to the people, should it not, or can a balance be achieved?
Why go in for something that is impossible, there are to many people that can not look after them self in the first place,
Newer main taking care of your health back then when it was important is that to much to ask.
Laziness is a big part of this problem
Debate Round No. 1
QuinnH

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gizmo4me2

Pro

Universal Health care can not be an right for anybody, because who is going to pay for your free Health care. Really why would I pay for your doctors appointment. Make it easier this way free does not cut it. We all pay tax ( some do not) and it is strange the one that ask or demand for free Health care is the one that does not pay or make any anything to help out in the first place.
Universal Health care could not bee done because there are to many people that abuse the system.
Debate Round No. 2
QuinnH

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gizmo4me2

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by MakeSensePeopleDont 1 year ago
MakeSensePeopleDont
@QuinnH

Your debate topic is flawed in it's roots. Should it be a right? Let's say for dumps and giggles that this becomes a serious law. You now have the RIGHT to Universal Healthcare, also known as socialized medicine, also known as free healthcare.

If it is a RIGHT, plus the use of "Universal Healthcare" means that every citizen gets it. So, who, exactly gets to pay for this MASSIVELY MASSIVE bill? If you say the government, stop; you need to go deeper than that, give full subsidized cost of healthcare coverage for all 330,000,000 Americans.

Does this include illegal immigrants? If so, add another 20,000,000 people to that number.

So, who pays for this? if it's the government, where do they get this money from? Taxes? What are they either getting rid of from the expenditures list or what percentage will our tax rate hike be in order to fund this system?
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