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  • Government paid for health care for everyone!

    Use the $56 billion planned spending on the military to provide health care to the 20 million ACA covered individuals.
    Nobody can be denied. Use it if you need to. Pre-existing illness would be covered. Line item charges for services received. Meaning: each service already has a cost to it. Example: broken wrist, $300. Ex-rays $75. Stitches, $80. Etc..
    Medical facility would get paid directly from the Government. Each individual would have a $1000 deductible due same time they file their taxes. Families have a $2500 deductible or some other number. Maybe a 1 or 2 million dollar cap. You can use a MSA account.

  • Love your fellow Humans

    Would you not help your neighbor if they fell down and they got hurt? What if your friend's child got into a car accident and they can't afford to pay for it? Should your friend's family have to suffer for a common day occurrence? Just because you were fortunate enough to be born in America doesn't mean that you are worth more or less than someone else that wasn't. We need to come together as humans and strive together as a species, regardless of faith, skin color, sexual orientation, and gender. America is the greatest nation on the planet because of it's multicultural background and its relentless pursuit of greatness! Do not become divided by those who wish to profit off our division! Reason why those pharmaceutical companies lobby egregiously hard against the ACA (Obamacare) is because they have the most to lose at the day. And that's profit. But I believe your friend has more to lose than them because what's a child's life to money? Is that how we are supposed to live? If you can't afford healthcare, then die or live in a perpetual state of debt and uncertainty. And the same people screaming for no government paid health care are the same people who want to abolish abortion....What do you think happens to those kids when they grow up and they have no healthcare to support them? They would've been better dead than to a life of suffering.

  • Why Not ?

    It's true, healthcare is way too expensive. What is more important? Money and business? I don't think so. Another true fact... The government should use taxes to pay for health care. You can save lives of many families. This health care problem is building up stress in many Americans. For once, help us.

  • Health is wealth

    Many people can't afford the large amounts of money in America they do a mri scan for a broken bone .Did you know that in some places in Europe you pay for medical care through taxes? That’s right, technically it is free there. Here in America, 8 out of 10 working families cannot afford health insurance. 20.4 percent of African Americans are uninsured and 8.7 American children are uninsured (ACEP, 2014). Most people in the world are uninsured because it costs too much money and medical expenses are not always covered (KFF, 2015). It usually costs $100 - $200 dollars a month, per adult, for health insurance. (TheLawDictonary, 2015). Just because people can’t afford medical care, doesn't mean that they shouldn't have health insurance. You shouldn't get ripped off

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  • America Needs Help

    Health care costs so much when some people make so little, it just isn't fair. My mother struggles to pay for me and my brothers health care, and if the government paid for it, it would take a huge load weight off of her shoulders and make life easier for her.

  • Health Insurance should be free

    Did you know that in some places in Europe you pay for medical care through taxes? That’s right, technically it is free there. Here in America, 8 out of 10 working families cannot afford health insurance. 20.4 percent of African Americans are uninsured and 8.7 American children are uninsured (ACEP, 2014). Most people in the world are uninsured because it costs too much money and medical expenses are not always covered (KFF, 2015). It usually costs $100 - $200 dollars a month, per adult, for health insurance. (TheLawDictonary, 2015). Just because people can’t afford medical care, doesn't mean that they shouldn't have health insurance.

    How would you feel if you needed health insurance, and you had a serious illness? What if you had to pay a lot of extra money or were put on a waiting list? I wouldn't feel great. People already pay a lot of money for health insurance, and having to pay more because you have a terrible illness is just mean. People get health insurance because they want to pay LESS not MORE. A pre-existing condition is a problem with your health that exists before you apply for a health insurance policy or enroll in a new health plan. When you have pre-existing exclusion you are forced to pay high out-of-pocket fees and are put on a waiting list. (HealthInsurance, 2010) 1 in 2 people have a health problem and have difficulty getting proper health care. Also chronic diseases cause 7 in 10 deaths a year (ObamaCareFacts, 2014). I think it is completely unfair that people with pre-existing health issues have to pay higher fees and are put on waiting lists.

    If health Insurance was free, it would save lives. “We have 45,000 people in this country dying because they don’t have health coverage…” Alan Grayson stated. Researchers working with the National Academy of Sciences estimated that 18,000 people between the ages 25 and 64 died in 2000 because they didn’t have health insurance. (PoliFact, 2013) “If you extend coverage, you can save lives,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, who is a professor of medicine at Harvard. (TheNewYorkTimes, 2009) Our population would be so much bigger and healthier if health insurance was free. People shouldn’t DIE just because they couldn’t afford health insurance.

  • Health Insurance should be free

    Did you know that in some places in Europe you pay for medical care through taxes? That’s right, technically it is free there. Here in America, 8 out of 10 working families cannot afford health insurance. 20.4 percent of African Americans are uninsured and 8.7 American children are uninsured (ACEP, 2014). Most people in the world are uninsured because it costs too much money and medical expenses are not always covered (KFF, 2015). It usually costs $100 - $200 dollars a month, per adult, for health insurance. (TheLawDictonary, 2015). Just because people can’t afford medical care, doesn't mean that they shouldn't have health insurance.

    How would you feel if you needed health insurance, and you had a serious illness? What if you had to pay a lot of extra money or were put on a waiting list? I wouldn't feel great. People already pay a lot of money for health insurance, and having to pay more because you have a terrible illness is just mean. People get health insurance because they want to pay LESS not MORE. A pre-existing condition is a problem with your health that exists before you apply for a health insurance policy or enroll in a new health plan. When you have pre-existing exclusion you are forced to pay high out-of-pocket fees and are put on a waiting list. (HealthInsurance, 2010) 1 in 2 people have a health problem and have difficulty getting proper health care. Also chronic diseases cause 7 in 10 deaths a year (ObamaCareFacts, 2014). I think it is completely unfair that people with pre-existing health issues have to pay higher fees and are put on waiting lists.

    If health Insurance was free, it would save lives. “We have 45,000 people in this country dying because they don’t have health coverage…” Alan Grayson stated. Researchers working with the National Academy of Sciences estimated that 18,000 people between the ages 25 and 64 died in 2000 because they didn’t have health insurance. (PoliFact, 2013) “If you extend coverage, you can save lives,” said Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, who is a professor of medicine at Harvard. (TheNewYorkTimes, 2009) Our population would be so much bigger and healthier if health insurance was free. People shouldn’t DIE just because they couldn’t afford health insurance.

  • Gain Some Human Compassion

    By disagreeing with universal healthcare, you're saying that your money (which could be reprinted a million times) is more important than a unique human life. It is common knowledge that some of us start life out on unequal footing. Knowing this, how could we turn our backs on people who need medical attention and prescriptions for completely treatable ailments, but they can't afford it? Or what about people who do get medical treatment and can't pay it off? Because they chose to live, they shouldn't have a home or food to eat? Rich, poor, black, white, old and young, all deserve their best chance at life and one step toward ensuring that is equity in health care and education.

  • Say no to forced healthcare

    It should be a free choice not forced. People need to work and pay for it not us paying for some lazy person. If you want health care pay for it. If you don't want it don't get it. Its so illogical to just make everyone buy it and pay for other people also.

  • No, it is not a right.

    No, the government should not pay for health care, because it is not a human right. There is nothing in our constitution that compels some citizens to pay for the health care needs of others. Health care is something that a person can choose if they want to. It is unfair to make some pay for others without their consent.

  • What about the COST?

    The Government doesn't just have a stash of money and says 'Hmm! I guess we can put this into health care'. Think about the taxes placed on people with steady jobs, and a steady income who can afford healthcare! This isn't some free idea that just happens. We're the ones paying for someone we hardly know just so they can be healthy. Why should I pay for someone who cant afford healthcare when I can? I can do it! So can they.

  • The government should not pay for health care

    It is easy to simply say that the government should be responsible for the health of all individuals, but we must understand that it isn't the role of the government to do this. Our constitution explicitly states the role of the government and it doesn't state that it should supply healthcare. I understand people will argue with heart felt stories of how if they had healthcare a family member may still be alive today. The issue here is that if we use these types of stories to determine the role of the government then we will be asking them to do everything for us. I feel that the government should instead help to facilitate a fair health care market which would help to give everyone the ability to have health care.

  • Subsidies and Tax credits don't lower costs

    A subsidy and tax credits don't lower costs, they hide them. Indeed they are a means of redistributing costs among a population and its effect is to mute the true cost of the good or service received. We don't need to repair or replace Subsidies for Tax credits we need to look at how the system works. Hospitals and medical facilities bill insurers based on contracts they negotiate between them. The insured (those of us who are not subsidized) are more often stuck paying that "negotiated" rate for a service due to their high deductible plan. The insured receives a bill for weeks to months after the service is performed and if the insured tries to inquire about costs up front with the medical facility they are told - sorry if you have insurance its negotiated between them and the insurer and you as the insured are not allowed to receive such privileged information, regardless of the fact they you will end up paying it as part of your deductible. However for the same person if they were not insured at all they would be able to inquire with the medical facility about cost, receive information and most often receive a very deep discount for the service that was far less than that "negotiated" rate any insurer gives them the benefit of for paying a massive premium each year.

    Ridiculous ! Subsidies and tax credits are just smoke and mirrors of a broken system where the services rendered in general are grossly over prescribed and overcharged. There is no accountability. We need to even the playing field by forcing medical facilities to publish their prices and set them across the board and do away with the "negotiated rate" mumbo jumbo, then watch good old competition kick in as anyone needing a medical service will be able to compare the menu of services at each local medical facility and make their own educated choices.

  • The country would be better off with healthcare provided by the market

    Normally I would advocate for the increased government funding of public activities, but healthcare is simply too expensive to not be a burden on taxpayers. People always say "WELL EUROPE HAS FREE HEALTHCARE". Guess what? Those countries are MUCH smaller and less densely populated than the US. It's simply too expensive for the government to provide healthcare. Our population is too big and our tax rates are too low. We already provide more funding to healthcare than most countries in the world, yet it is still expensive. Why? Because there is no incentive for the costs to go down. There's no competition and it's much easier to provide free healthcare for a population of around 80 million people at a 40% tax rate at middle class (like most countries in Europe) than for 318 million people at around a 20-28% tax rate at middle class. Personally, I have no problem with having healthcare be competitive. It allows the government to pursue funding in other organizations like NASA, education, etc. If you're a European country, it is completely realistic and within their ability to provide free healthcare. The US is simply too big and too populated. I don't mind giving my money to help pay for people's healthcare, the thing about it is that it's still going to be paid for either way. You can either pay for it through super high tax rates (i'm talking 50% at current spending) or through your own pocketbook. Unless the government spends 20% of the budget on healthcare, we will not be getting free healthcare

  • The country would be better off with healthcare provided by the market

    Normally I would advocate for the increased government funding of public activities, but healthcare is simply too expensive to not be a burden on taxpayers. People always say "WELL EUROPE HAS FREE HEALTHCARE". Guess what? Those countries are MUCH smaller and less densely populated than the US. It's simply too expensive for the government to provide healthcare. Our population is too big and our tax rates are too low. We already provide more funding to healthcare than most countries in the world, yet it is still expensive. Why? Because there is no incentive for the costs to go down. There's no competition and it's much easier to provide free healthcare for a population of around 80 million people at a 40% tax rate at middle class (like most countries in Europe) than for 318 million people at around a 20-28% tax rate at middle class. Personally, I have no problem with having healthcare be competitive. It allows the government to pursue funding in other organizations like NASA, education, etc. If you're a European country, it is completely realistic and within their ability to provide free healthcare. The US is simply too big and too populated. I don't mind giving my money to help pay for people's healthcare, the thing about it is that it's still going to be paid for either way. You can either pay for it through super high tax rates (i'm talking 50% at current spending) or through your own pocketbook. Unless the government spends 20% of the budget on healthcare, we will not be getting free healthcare

  • Should government pay for health care

    No, it's taxpayers money that pays for it. The government has never done anything that's efficient. When anyone in this country who is without insurance gets sick, they go to the ER and get free care. There are plenty of jobs that offer health care go get one of those job's. Do not expect taxpayer's to pay for it. European health care is bad health care. Europeans come to the US for good health care. We live in a society where everyone wants a hand out. It's sickens me to see such low mentality.

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  • Why should they?

    It's not like the government can just throw money into healthcare funds and be all well and happy. They have to consider the fact that the taxes will rise for people with a steady income. When we say steady income it doesn't mean they can afford an extra car or house or something. They have families to feed and most of their money is spent on the roof that they keep over their heads by working hard everyday knowing that they would have to the same thing everyday for the rest of their lives. I was born homeless and now I am CEO of an insurance company so I understand how bad it is to be on the streets and also how hard it is to keep a decent roof over my head. If anybody has an argument for why people that can't afford it should get it for free and that people can't get a job that easily, tell me now. Because I'd love to hear your heart felt stories that make no sense. I admit I complained all the time and I don't have the best personality ever but I know that if anyone wanted to be successful they can. I did it and I understand people want health care but to be honest if you can't afford it, get a better job.


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