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Is it better to have a job and no health care than to have health care and no job?

Asked by: bigdave
  • Long Term Effects

    For someone to have health care and no job, it is implied that they are the beneficiary of an entitlement program which drains government money and depletes the overall quality of hospitals and of the health care industry as a whole. Given that government programs do not compensate hospitals and other care facilities as much as insurance companies, there is in total a deficit to the hospital which leads to the decline in quality of care.

  • Does health care pay for it?

    For me, what's the point in having health insurance if you can't pay for food, housing, and other much more necessary things? Besides, if you have a good job, you don't need the insurance. You just have to watch what you spend. This question seems, to me, to be a no brainier.

  • Jobs are more important than health care

    An income is more important to more people in most circumstances than is health care. A person needs to eat today , but can usually delay surgery . If a person starves to death, what good did universal health care do him? A job provides income. Income allows for purchase of insurance.

  • Having/keeping your job=survival

    STOP COMPARING OURSELVES TO OTHER COUNTRIES. LOOK AT OUR ECONOMY! WE ARE IN DEBT DAMMIT AND THIS IS NOT WHAT WE NEED! Having a JOB=SURVIVAL. Health Insurance over a JOB THAT IN REALITY THAT PAYS FOR YOUR SURVIVAL AND NEEDS? HEALTHCARE IS NOT THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW. Sure the other countries have it... But most PREVENTABLE "DISEASES" we have out there is due to lack of education. No thank you.

  • This is a false dichotomy.

    The choice here is not "job versus healthcare". What a ridiculous notion, with no supporting evidence! All the other civilized developed nations in the world have proper healthcare, except us. One should not have to go bankrupt if one gets sick, which is what happens in America. Your job won't help you much if you get cancer and go hundreds of thousands in debt because our healthcare system is broken.

  • Everyone should have health care, just like in all civilized countries. Too bad America hasn't joined the 21st century.

    This is another dumb question from a kid, bigdave, who says he is 100 years old. No mature adult would say they were 100 years old. Just another immature punk!

    This site needs another immature person like it needs the Bubonic plague.

    No one should have to worry about health care for their family. In civilized countries, e.G., Canada, you have Universal Health Care and employers don't have to worry about providing it.

    And, businesses in countries like Canada pay a living minimum wage to all workers, not like this worthless country, the USA. Most all workers in the USA are not treated fairly, or paid adequate wages.

    The Canadian government has better health care and you live longer in Canada.

    America really is a very screwed up country that is controlled by the Plutocracy, the top 1% of the wealthiest that only care about themselves. The people in the Plutocracy never worry about health care.

    We need a revolution in America to take down the wealthy and give the power back to the people that make it possible, the 99%, the working class, which is the middle class and poor.


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bigdave says2013-11-03T14:56:39.100
Conclusion...... As of October 2013, the majority of respondents feel that jobs are more important than healthcare.