The Instigator
Crypto247
Con (against)
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5 Points
The Contender
Vantrigar
Pro (for)
Winning
7 Points

Should the USA have Universal Health Care?

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Vantrigar
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/23/2011 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Crypto247

Con

I would like to say that Universal health care is a flawed system. Very flawed. I think that it would cause doctors to make less money. Meaning that all the doctors would flee to other countries. Also free market health care makes people work, and without it then it makes people lazy.
Vantrigar

Pro

I guess the burden of proof is on me and Con for this one, so I'll just use this first round to accept and briefly outline my position.

We all value our health. This may seem like an obvious point to make, but it's worth establishing that whatever the possible drawbacks of a universal healthcare system, its main advantage is of enormous value to everyone. As a Brit, the American system, wherein people are often left with insurmountable debts after receiving life-saving surgery, appears absurd. The British NHS is considered by the majority of people in Britain to be an indispensable institution, the support of which both liberal and conservative parties know is invaluable to their electability. To submit something as essential as the protection of our physical well-being to the caprice of the marketplace seems foolhardy, and is a lamentable state of affairs that only Americans, in the developed world, can still attest to having been injured by.

I'll leave it there for now and let Con submit his opening argument.
Debate Round No. 1
Crypto247

Con

Thanks pro.

Ok in the world we america is doing quite well imo we arent doing the best but compared to many other countries out there we are above. Our debt is 100 percent of our GDP. But compared to many countries like Ireland where it is over 10 times there GDP we are doing well. The reason why they are like that is because of health care. In my opinion health care isn't a right. But it is good to have. If well allow it in america that means many people would stop working in the bussiness of health. And many other will stop working since they have nothing to thrive for.
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Crypto247

Con

Since you didn't say anything this round I guess I should say my final words.

If we pass this bill the USA will go down to the level of care in the 3rd world countries. The only country in the world that has this is Canda and the UK. All others uses the USA system. All other are doing well except UK and Canada/
Vantrigar

Pro

Vantrigar forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by kkjnay 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I agreed with the Con's one point where healthcare isnt a right. Pro left though so conduct went to con. no use of sources since pro left