The Affordable Health Care Act
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In the current society, some of the most important jobs are the worst paid, for example, a care worker such as myself is usually on not much more than minimum wage, however we work extremely hard to support thousands of people across the country that would be unable to live without us; we wouldn't be able to afford healthcare if we were expected to pay for it, we are also more likely to require healthcare because of the increased risk of illness and injury from our jobs.
Why should we have to put ourselves in to poverty because our job, a necessary role in life that not many people are willing to take on, has made us ill? Who should really pay that cost, or to rephrase the question, who is responsible for the illness or injury? It's either the worker, the service user or the employer, but in most cases, it is a combination of the three.
With your idea of 'if it's free for one, it should be free for all', where would the funding come from? Tax payers money, of whom the wealthier pay more than those with a lower income anyway. In order to argue that the wealthier shouldn't pay more, you should also argue that everybody should pay the same amount in tax regardless of income.
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Meanwhile, an act like AHC would simplify things for the patient; the need to fill out lots of paperwork before you can be treated is eradicated as there are very few people that would not be covered.
The vast majority of the population pay taxes for trivial things like highway maintenance and garbage disposal, the argument for this is that they contribute to the need for it. As I pointed out in my previous argument, the causes of illness and accidents is very rarely clear and I would go as far as to say that EVERYBODY has contributed to somebodys hospital or doctors visit.
The two Major Issues with Obamacare:
1. The 'rich' people fund it for those who can't afford it
2. It's another welfare program. I'm so tired of people who are too lazy to work getting the same wage as somebody who actually works for their money.
In truth, if every person were able to earn the same wage, then money would be useless. The tax system as it is, where you pay a proportion of your wage, is much fairer than to say that every person must pay the same amount- if you consider that 10% of the population holds 50% of the worlds wealth, I'm sure that you would end up paying more. As it stands, the higher your income, the more you pay in tax, but you also take home more than anybody with a lower income.
You also appear to be implying that the only thing that encourages people to work is healthcare when in reality there are much bigger issues at hand such as paying for a roof over your head and food to fill your stomach. People that choose not to work are a whole separate matter; paying their healthcare will make a negligible difference to them deciding whether to work or not. However the issue lies with those that are stuck in low paying jobs, positions that every economy needs to be filled in order for the country to continue to run smoothly, but that don't give much room for advancement as these people make up a significant proportion of the population whereas the higher tax for the richest of the population is not likely to make a significant difference to their income.
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Reasons for voting decision: I'm from Canada, we've had a similar system for years and I think it is beneficial but I might have to look in to it more to develop a more strong opinion. I'm sorry if I'm a little bias also the fact that I only saw two arguments also hurt con
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