• Yes the government should

    What if someone cannot afford healthcare? It is a necessity, and everyone is entitled to it. The government should provide it because for example: say some one is in desperate need to help, but simply cannot afford it, should they die? Seriously. And we would be partially paying for it in taxes anyways. But just, much less money. So yes.

  • Yes of course it should

    Who are you to say that a person should not be given help when in need. If person is unable to afford the cost of health care then does that mean that they should die. Anyone in the world can get ill it doesn't matter whether or not they have money so why should it matter if they have money when it comes to saving their lives. Or what about a child an innocent child who doesn't have money. Is it their fault that their parents are unfortunate not to be wealthy enough to pay for health care. That child hasn't had the chance to earn money but it is already being asked to pay up for health care.

  • Adverse Selection and Excess Care

    The problem with insurance is that those who need insurance are more likely to purchase meaning that when a healthy person wants to buy insurance the cost is higher because insurance companies cover more unhealthy people and thus charge more for programs. If all people are forced to buy insurance then the average cost of covering each person goes down. Insurance companies make more money and more people get healthcare.

    Also, right now doctors make more money by providing excess care regardless of the outcome of the procedure. There is no incentive to make people healthier faster. It is in the doctor's best interest to run every test possible before treatment. Often times this just leads to complications. The incentive of doctor's to do this is reduced if the government is paying for the treatment than if insurance companies are.

  • Yes, Government should provide healthcare

    A government should provide healthcare because it is a basic right for all individuals. We provide education for all children, with a private option for those who choose, and I feel that should be an option for the health of everyone. Currently people who are too poor to afford healthcare utilize Emergency rooms and Emergency care, without the ability to pay for incredibly high medical bills. Those bills go unpaid, leaving the rest of the population with higher bills to cover those costs. We should be providing care that is preventative, that costs less, to ensure the health of all people. The government's responsibility it to it's people- their education, their safety, and especially their health.

  • Yes, Government Should Provide Healthcare

    A government should provide healthcare for all of its citizens because it makes for a healthier society overall. Any community is made stronger by the strength of its citizens and a healthy community is definitely a stronger community. When all of the people in a community are as strong/healthy as they can possibly be, they can better contribute to the workforce.

  • Never say no to what you haven't tried.

    Have you been in people shoes were their loves, close friends, or themselves have been hurt that requires them to go to hospital and have to pay hospital bills that you cannot afford. Even your two weeks pay can't keep up with it. Try to understand that not everyone is born equal even though are right's say that every man and women are born equal. Do not say random stuff if you do not understand what is at stake here for those who desperately need health care from the government. If you haven't be quiet

  • It helps people.

    Every citizen living in the country should have their health care services, isn't it obvious government should help out those in need ?? Wonder if someone can't afford health service. It's the government's duty to them out, it not the person's fault he doesn't have money there must be problems he/she has to face. Must be because he doesn't have a job or any other crises. Everyone has their right to good health!! :)

  • Every Government is formed for the benefit of the people.

    Every government should have a responsibility to insure their citizen is in good health. A healthy citizen is good for the government, business and everything else, especially in a world that is capable of biological warfare. The complaint in the past has always been government is inefficient. Let us make the government more accountable by hiring people with credentials and passing laws that hold them accountable. Let us make the system better.

  • 2 main reason why gov. should provide universal healthcare.

    Contention 1: Protection of life.
    One of the most basic and important right is life. Human life should be considered as one of the most highest values in this debate. Making sure that their citizens’ right to life is kept is the most important thing a just government should do. The best way to do this is to provide universal healthcare. Through universal healthcare service, people with injuries or diseases that may kill them can be saved. According to a research done by oecd, life expectancies has a positive correlation with universal healthcare system. Since universal healthcare is ‘universal’, every single person in the country can get the service. Poor people and rich people all can get the benefits from universal healthcare. Healthcare should be universal because healthcare is related to citizen’s right to safety. Through universal healthcare, people will feel that their dignity is respected by the country. Human life is more important than any other thing. Saving people through universal healthcare is what a just government should do. Therefore, universal healthcare protects human life.
    Contention 2: Economic benefits.
    Universal Healthcare system provides economic benefits. Another important thing a just government should do is taking care of the economy. Economy gives influence to everybody whether it is good or not. If the economy is good, it leads to my value criteria, social welfare. In 2008, annual health care spending in the United States reached $2.1 trillion. Most about 54 percent of that money comes from the private sector. That’s $1.13 trillion dollars or 8 percent of the GDP that American companies are spending on health care each and every year. This is more than the national budgets of France, Canada and the UK combined. General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler spent 9 billion dollars together for their employees’ healthcare. If there is a universal healthcare system, they would have much more advantages. For example, Japan has universal healthcare system. Toyota’s production cost is 1400 dollars lower than the cost of american manufacturers. This connects to competitive advantage, as toyota makes 2400 dollars more per car than it’s U.S counterparts, whereas General Motors said providing healthcare for its workers adds 1500 to 2000 dollars on every price tag of cars they sale. Alan S. Blinder, an economist at Princeton, has estimated that between 28 million and 42 million American jobs are at risk of being moved “offshore” in the near future, if there is no universal healthcare. A just government should make the country’s economy better, and providing universal healthcare will make the economy better.Therefore, universal healthcare gives economic benefits.

  • They are real

    Runforthecubie is a alien, he makes sounds like his video review of the JELI BELI GUMMY RAT, it shows enough evidence of how he is a alien, just check it out on youtube, it is really moving too, its amazing how it moves and more, it has the proof you want.

  • Get a job

    It is way too costly and is only putting the gov. into more debt. Liberals just like the gov. programs. If you can only afford Obamacare then maybe you should have gotten a better education. If you die because you can only afford gov. programs then good. One less person costing the government. If you want medical care then get an education and get a job

  • It is not the job of the government to provide healthcare.

    It is not the problem of the government to get involved in the private sector. Obamacare is just another tax on the middle class that brought the worst divide in american history. The governments role is very limited and its powers are listed in the constitution. Four more words needed.

  • No, absolutely not

    Medicare costs the government way more than it should and it is raising our national debt. Private helathcare companies could easily do the job for less, and people shouldn't be forced into buying healthcare if they feel they don't need it. It drives up taxes and the deductibles are so large, it's basically useless for regular doctors appointments.

  • The government should not become more socialized

    The government has done a poor job managing the Healthcare situation, medicare and medicaid, and the fact that people believe that the government should monopolize the Healthcare industry is and will be a terrible idea. I also believe that the government should privatize the Healthcare industry and stay out of it

  • It is not the role of the government to get involved in private industry.

    In the 20th century we were duped into thinking that somehow it is an essential role of the government to provide health care This has only been the case within socialism and communism where it meshes quite well with their ideology. In our case, a free capitalistic market, and enterprise it is contrary to our governments philosophy to mandate it.....Yet this is hat we have right now. In past times, helping those in need fell to the churches and our neighbors. Since those parties have relinquished their responsibility, the government has filled the vaccuum and now we are all literally mandated to pay for the uninsured. Healthcare is not a right, it is a benefit. In this case a benefit for those who have not had to wok for it.

  • Healthcare is a very bad idea.

    Because of the raising of taxes, abuse of the healthcare system for sure, take a look at all the countries with free healthcare. Their system is not good because their doctors are busy dealing with everything that they cannot inovate new ways to heal patients. They would only going thru the motions with less training and paychecks.

  • Too much waiting....

    Even if the government DID provide healthcare, then it would take forever to get what you wanted out of it. The government doesn't care about us, all it wants is the MONEY. They would do as little as they can to help us. They would make us wait months for the healthcare, check up, appointments that

  • Ineffective and Costly

    Firstly we all know that the government is quite ineffective at it's job. WE were created on the premises of liberty. Some people (admittedly not that smart) do not want health care. This idea is like the government forcing people to eat Burger King over McDonald's. The government is going to pick favorites because certain companies have a relationship with one or more federal politicians as a result of lobbying. The government is not the worlds expert on healthcare, but rather companies who have been doing it perfectly well. If the government reduces competition prices will go up as you no longer need to have as competitive pricing.

  • Our government is already broke; quit trying to get handouts. Everything has a price and nobody said that life was going to be fair.

    The government will not be able to provide enough money to guarantee the use of the most innovative methods of treatment. It is not a secret that medicine and medical equipment are outrageously expensive. Moreover, government has several branches of the social sector, such as education and culture, which also do not produce anything, but need funding. Providing enough money for all these spheres will sooner or later result in the budget deficit and, as a result, in the increase of taxes, which means that the main financial burden is on an average citizen again.

  • Kills Economy AND Not a Duty of the United States READ BELOW READ BELOW

    Many people simply debate on the topic of whether health care is a necessity or not, but I will get to that after I speak on how the ECONOMY IS BEING AFFECTED. I have a client that I was speaking to in regards to their largely franchised business and Obamacare. She explained that she now has to cut hundreds of employees hours because she cannot afford to pay for the new health care that is being required by the federal government. As a nation, we are now losing jobs because of Obamacare without even realizing it. Now to the second part of my argument. The United States IS NOT responsible to give health care to their citizens. Many people believe that it is the government's duty/right/responsibility to take care of the governed. This is not true, it is the government's duty/right/responsibility to SECURE THE BASIC RIGHTS: LIFE LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. That is ALL the government is to do. Many also say that in the situation of if someone too poor to pay for medical attention needs health care, it should be provided. Actually, when a person is without money (broke) and is in desperate condition (heart attack, stroke, seizure), HOSPITALS STILL TAKE THEM IN. I was talking to a homeless man this past weekend and he said to me that he had to have a complicated surgery done on him involving his kidney. He said that he didn't have to pay a penny and that he was helped anyways. People need to learn that the government is not your "cash daddy." Especially in the economic situation we are in, WE CAN'T EVEN AFFORD HEALTHCARE, YET WE PROVIDE IT. It shocks me how some people are just as vulnerable as a young child, depending on the government for just about everything. I just hope everyone wakes up and realizes that they must grow up.

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