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policydebategod
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Vikuta
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9 Points

Universal Health Care is a bad idea!!!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/21/2007 Category: Politics
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,187 times Debate No: 789
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policydebategod

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- There isn't a single government agency or division that runs efficiently; do we really want an organization that developed the U.S. Tax Code handling something as complex as health care?
- "Free" health care isn't really free since we must pay for it with taxes; expenses for health care would have to be paid for with higher taxes or spending cuts in other areas such as defense, education, etc.
- Profit motives, competition, and individual ingenuity have always led to greater cost control and effectiveness.
- Government-controlled health care would lead to a decrease in patient flexibility.
- Patients aren't likely to curb their drug costs and doctor visits if health care is free; thus, total costs will be several times what they are now.
- Just because Americans are uninsured doesn't mean they can't receive health care; nonprofits and government-run hospitals provide services to those who don't have insurance, and it is illegal to refuse emergency medical service because of a lack of insurance.
- Government-mandated procedures will likely reduce doctor flexibility and lead to poor patient care.
- Healthy people who take care of themselves will have to pay for the burden of those who smoke, are obese, etc.
- A long, painful transition will have to take place involving lost insurance industry jobs, business closures, and new patient record creation.
- Loss of private practice options and possible reduced pay may dissuade many would-be doctors from pursuing the profession.
- Like social security, any government benefit eventually is taken as a "right" by the public, meaning that it's politically near impossible to remove or curtail it later on when costs get out of control.
- It gives less of an incentive for people to go to medical school because they will make less money.
Vikuta

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Vikuta forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 1
policydebategod

Pro

I did get several arguments and creat several arguments for BALANCEDPOLITICS.ORG. Pleas respond to the arguments I've made. Please remmber that I helped make the website and my friend runs it.
Vikuta

Con

Vikuta forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
policydebategod

Pro

policydebategod forfeited this round.
Vikuta

Con

Vikuta forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by blond_guy 9 years ago
blond_guy
plagiarism is worse than not participating. I'm not gonna vote on this one
Posted by Pluto2493 9 years ago
Pluto2493
you stole all of that from a website
Posted by policydebategod 9 years ago
policydebategod
My friend makes the site.
Posted by RDJORD 9 years ago
RDJORD
PDG, If you are going to copy and paste your argument from BalancedPolitics.org, at least give the website credit.
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