The healthcare law isn’t just another entitlement, It puts one-sixth of our economy in the hands of federal bureaucrats. It allows government to stage-manage our lives in the most personal of domains: our health. We would also give more help to the poor and the sick — and less help to the rich. Support would go only to those who needed it. Akso, health care is not a right and it sucks so hard to break that. My right to free speech does not impose a cost on someone else, a right to health care would.
The government does not need to micromanage the way insurance operates. Instead we should concentrate on one of the underlying problems with our current health care system, the issue of tort reform. The exorbant amounts awarded to injured parties have crippled our country. The high cost of malpractice insurance for the medical field have directly impacted the cost to the patient.
Instead of wasting all this money on the poor, why not spend it on education and jobs so that the poor will no longer be poor? I think education is the most important thing in this country. If we raise bright children then there will be less overall problems. We need to focus less on the poor.
It has no benefits for the general populous for such a large country like ours. The taxes/funds needed would put the average family in the USA in financial trouble. You think a president could see that. Our country has been around for 300 plus years and we have been fine without it. Canada can pull it off because they have less people. It doesn't make sense.
If we are forced to have health care then we lose our freedom. What makes America great is that we can't be forced to do anything by our government if obama care gets past then we will be going into communism, the government controls all, tells us what to do. If it's a choice then ok but charging us money for NOT taking health care? That is a dictatorship!
While Obamacare isn't truly universal healthcare, universal healthcare IS the answer.
Every American citizen has the RIGHT (yes, the Right) to basic healthcare, regardless of ability to pay.
Does that mean Joe Person can go get X-Rays and MRI's because he has a headache? No. If you do have the ability to pay then you can pay for these "premium" services.
But things like basic checkups, physicals, preventative care should be covered.
No American should die because of lack of access to healthcare. If America wants to be considered the greatest country in the world, then it should treat its citizens as such.
Not to mention, giving everyone access to preventative and basic healthcare PREVENTS drastic healthcare costs in the long run (thus saving money), when their minor ailments develop into disease.
What Obamacare means is that the poor can receive the healthcare they deserve. Previously the poor just had to stay sick just because they got sacked a few months ago, or even their children. By providing the necessary money for healthcare, the poor won't stay sick, but justice will prevail. And BobbyYaz, I agree education and jobs are good, however inevitably people will get unlucky, and when they're unlucky they deserve healthcare to keep them well, and energetic to get a job again. The whole idea that it is a waste of money is also ridiculous. You just need to balance priorities the poor's rightful healthcare before extending large profits of the wealthy.