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  • 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.

  • Yes yes yes

    Healthcare is a basic human right. I know a story about a man who had diabetes (a completely treatable disease) but could no longer afford to buy insulin, so he died. And the U.S. stands almost completely alone among developed countries that lack universal healthcare. G g g gg g

  • Dog dog dog

    For now, let's drop the talk about wanting a liberal America or a conservative America. What we truly need is a modern America. No country can be modern spending twice what its rich competitors do on health care while leaving millions without any coverage.

    If the U.S. Supreme Court declares the essential "individual mandate" in the federal Affordable Care Act unconstitutional -- or Republicans throw out the reforms -- then it's back to the past, back to the economy-dragging health care mess we've been calling a "system."


    Republicans say that Americans don't want top-down government control of their health care. But what we have now is top-down corporate control of health care. Insurers, drugmakers, sellers of expensive equipment, hospital executives, labs, home-health-care services and others unnamed prosper by exploiting the chaos in our health care system.

    They get other payers (be they private or government) to purchase $50 drugs when $10 drugs are just as effective. They make more money if patients have to be readmitted into the hospital. They profit from pushing surgery, when careful watching or less invasive therapy might do the trick at far lower cost and risk. They casually order CT scans without much thought to the expense or the patients' exposure to radiation.

    The motives are undoubtedly mixed. Some providers see opportunity in siphoning the poorly regulated Niagara of health care dollars into their pockets. Many doctors prescribe far more tests and surgery than do their colleagues, either out of habit or fear of being sued. (Republicans are right about the need for tort reform to curb litigation against responsible doctors.)

    Here's the point of an individual mandate requiring the uninsured to obtain coverage. The reforms call for state-run health-insurance exchanges, where the uncovered can find affordable health plans. The plans can't remain solvent if young and healthy people can choose not to join them, leaving an insurance pool heavy with expensive sick people. Only a handful of states have moved forward on the exchanges, as others wait for the Supreme Court to rule on the individual mandate.

    The 2006 Massachusetts health reforms, put into place by then-Gov. Mitt Romney, served as the model for the Affordable Care Act. Republican politics being what they are, Romney is now vowing to kill the national version of his reforms should he be elected president.

    It happens that Romneycare was less conservative than Obamacare because it did little to confront rising health care costs. But a funny thing happened on the way to 2012. Polls show that folks in Massachusetts overwhelmingly support their universal coverage despite the expense. Instead of throwing it out, they're seriously looking for ways to reduce the spending.

    For example, providers may bill for every little test and treatment. Proposed legislation would encourage paying "flat fees" to doctors, hospitals and others to deal with the problem. That would remove the incentive to overprescribe care and reward those who do it right the first time.

  • Yes to free healthcare

    If doctors are not going to be providing a good quality of healthcare if it was free, then why are they going to be doctors. They are getting paid to do a certain job and no matter how the economy is they shouldnt let anything lower their standard of care towards the patients. As long as doctors in training stay in school long enough to mature in their field then everything should be good quality in the health rooms. None has the right to say no to free healthcare unless they've been in the position where they needed help and they couldn't get it or couldn't afford it. And when 15.4% of out country's citizens are under the poverty line, who need to pay. Most of those people makee to much for government help yet not enough to pay for insurance themselves

  • The government should provide Health care

    I believe that the government should provide free health care because it is their job. Someone in the con side of this said that it wasn't the job of the government to protect us. That the job is Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. But when you look at it, health care helps protect your LIFE. If you happen to become sick out of your control and you need medical help the health care will help you. And once you are healthy again you can live in the pursuit of happiness. So i believe that it would be beneficial if health care was free.

  • Yes yes yes

    Yes to free healthcare Because what if someone has caught a disease/ dangerous illness that could be contagious? They could be unwarily spreading this disease amongst a large population, making more people Unhealthy. In such cases they should be treated ASAP for free, to save their life and before they can spread the disease to others. Because if that happens than it will cost the government way more to treat thousands of people than one or just a few...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • No they shoulden't

    In America we pride ourselves in private industry, independence, and individualism. Private Healthcare industries cannot compete with the government as a competitor because the government's funds come from the business owners who pay their taxes to fuel the government run healthcare programs that end up destroying their own business. There.

  • This is a Terrible Idea

    To put this short, by the government providing health care is just another way of telling us that we have to pay more taxes as it already is. Some of us can't even support ourselves under the amounts of taxes and now we have to pay even more to people that don't even deserve it!? Come on Obama!

  • It's quit ridiculous that the government wants to do this.

    The government now has not been able to create a good enough healthcare system. They have turned off many Americans with it. They should stick to being a government and not a healthcare company; There's already enough of those... If president Obama (or should I say king Obama?) would stop blaming people for "ruining" this plan, and just take responsibility for this mess that it's been since the beginning, then maybe we could have redone it and started over. My family and myself, who already have very good healthcare (through my fathers WORK!) should not have our healthcare canceled because of the government! Since when has it been okay for the government to destroy business and jobs from its own nation? I do feel bad for these people who don't have healthcare, but it's in most cases that they chose to not have healthcare. People need to go out and look for jobs and get jobs. They can get healthcare from their work place, not the government who already provides everything for them.


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