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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!! :)
Most people agre that every human begin should have the rights of care and to live, regardless of the culture, religion, economic condition, etc. However not everybody agrees on who should provide healthcare.
Some migh argue that healthcare should not be provided by the government, because it is bad for economy or it is not the duty of the Union to pay for healthcare for their citizens. Nevertheless, the government must provide health for all citizens. What the government spend on healthcare is so low comparing with what they spend on military, internal and external debt and services. Healthcare is far from being the big problem for economy. Besides the responsability that the government has to help poor people, it is not a question of charity it is a question of justice. Many people think that there are poor individuals just beacause they did not work hard, thounghts like ''If he had worked hard he wouldn't be in that condition'', does not see the root of the problem, does not see that the gorvenment has part of the guilt for these individuals. When governments do not invest in basic needs like education the inequality increases. So when they create programs for helping poor people, like Obamacare, they are not doing this just for charity, they are doing this because they are responsible for those people.
Do we want our entire country sick? If we can't find a way to take care of out sick and poor other countries will see that and it makes us look like an easy target. Everyone needs healthcare who cares about the economy let someone else worry about that for right now we need to support the people with in our country as best as we can.
The Declaration of Independence states that all men have "unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,"  which necessarily entails having the health care needed to preserve life and pursue happiness. The purpose of the US Constitution, as stated in the Preamble, is to "promote the general welfare" of the people.  According to former Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), as part of efforts to "promote the general welfare," health care "is a legitimate function of government.
It should be fully funded by the government. The government is just selfish if they want to spend their money on something better than letting people/children die in agony. The poor people that cant afford healthcare are just waiting to die because their own government won't or cannot help them.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.