Should the government be involved in health care?

  • Health care is extremely important and expensive and not all people can afford it.

    Health care is a need and the government should be able to provide health care insurance. If you don’t want to provide health care then nobody wants to pay for health care when that is all the government is after. Either you pay for health care or you don’t get your money.

  • Pay pay pay, I'm tired of insurance premiums!

    Working in the healthcare field I have seen how things operate. The insurance companies pay a very small portion of the bill, The doctors and healthcare providers have to inflate the amount charged in order to get a fair amount for their services. Meanwhile, You are paying up to 1600. 00 a month or more in premiums for a family of four, Plus co-pays, Plus co-insurance and have to meet deductibles. Like buying stamps at the post office and paying home taxes, Health care costs could be and should be regulated across the board no matter where you live. Something else to consider looking into would be patient responsibility for health care costs. Smoking, Drinking, Poor diet habits are inundating our healthcare systems.

  • Universal health care has proven to work in every industrialized country in the world.

    Anyone who believes that government should not be involved in health care has never experienced life outside the bubble of the USA. Even health care professionals--doctors, nurses, etc.--I know in the UK and Canada much prefer earning LESS money than their US counterparts, if it means that universal health care is available to all citizens.

  • Yes for government

    By allowing the separate states to regulate their own healthcare policies, we are just encouraging confusion and prejudice. What one person can get and do in one state, they are unable to get or do in another. I fell that as America, we should be united as one country but at the moment we seem to be united as 50 separate countries, even when it comes to healthcare.

  • More economy produced.

    The country will be concerned of people working and even enterprises use to take attendance of every worker in office or a factory.The government will be providing as much better service as they can to make its people work.That is the reason why government send Medicalteam To go and get people recover as soon as they can and provide free medical treatment for babies in their houses.

  • Better America today

    The more heathly people there are in America the more people there are to work and more jobs and even a better economy people who can barely scrap enough money together for food will have more money from working to help get his family off the ground. That will bring us out of debt

  • They should be

    The govt will help to :
    1. Lower costs
    2. Get country wide accessibility due to its oneness
    If there were many private companies owning this many would struggle to get country wide accessibility, some might even use it for profit. When costs are lowered it is cheaper for country wide health care because imports/ home made medicines have to govt regulated

  • Government needs to be involved

    Even though it would be great to think that the government doesn't have to be involve in everything, it sure does help. Government involvement will help those in need for health care and it might help lower costs of health care so why do you not want that? People can go bankrupt from health care and why do we want that either?

  • Yes they should.

    I think we need the government to be involved in health care so that we can have their support and back up if we need to get on a plan that means they pay for the person who is broke or can not afford to pay for it themselves. I do think they need better health care plans though.

  • The government should be involved in health care.

    The government should be involved in health care. Anything that the government can do to help the people out with the cost then I am all for. It should not be set up by the government to profit off of it and make it a monopoly. However, if it works then do it.

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  • Government is not the solution it is THE problem.

    Anything and everything the government gets involved in will always be performed inefficiently and ineffectively at the highest level. Those who think the government brings down the cost of healthcare disregard history. Healthcare was very affordable until the government decided to establish HMO's around the end of the 1970's. Since that time healthcare costs have skyrocketed. It is not the responsibility of the government to ensure every citizen has access to healthcare or a retirement fund (Social security) it is the responsibility of the individual. The amount of fraud that is committed and cost of fraud since the government has involved itself in healthcare is beyond ridiculous (billions to hundreds of billions A YEAR). But now we live in a society where everyone thinks everyone else owes them a living so its not surprising to see a lopsided poll such as this.

  • Health care Should Be Private Industry

    Health care needs to be private, not only for the sake of revenue for businesses, but also, why should the federal government have any say in your personal health. Take Obamacare for instance, you're telling me that if I make the personal choice of being uninsured, I could be fined. Secondly the involvement of national government in business is a socialist policy. The Nation is built on capitalism, which pushed it through times of crisis, why use policy from foreign countries. It hasn't worked before, why would it now

  • The government should not be involved in anything

    Obama care makes everybody else's health useless because say you work as a manager of a store, your health care will pay for most things like a flu shot. But when obama care came, your health care will pay for hardly anything so now you will have to pay for your family to get flu shots.

  • More government, higher costs

    The regulation the higher the costs for two reasons.
    One, you have to build in infrastructure that costs money and bogs down efficiency. Administration will raises costs.
    Secondly, the further you separate the consumer from the provider, the less the provider is subject to the forces of the market which naturally regulate and improve the quality of service. Not to mention the fact that the way that government regulates medicine. People should be free to choose the level of healthcare they want and can afford, instead of being penalized for not having insurance of all things.

  • No they shouldn't

    Because the government can't control themselves sometimes. Just look at the euthanasia stuff the government is starting to allow it! If they are going to allow that then they should just give the paramedics guns to end people right there. I would rather choose the way I want to be taken care of thank you very much.

  • They are not doctors???

    Why can they say what meds. You need or do not need ,they are the cause of people going to hard drugs on the street ;dumb ass's they are. What doctors do they have because they get any meds. They want what kind of shit is this??? How do they think???

  • Not a fundamental right

    Why should government get involved in a private secor
    raises national debt because it costs the government a lot, whereas private companies could do it for less
    rises taxes
    not communist or socialist
    healthcare is not a right it is a benefit
    government is not effective
    eventually the main financial burden of healthcare falls on the average citizen
    increases the wait time for medical services
    a shortage of doctors and nurses as there is more influx of patients
    lower the quality of disease screening and treatment - In countries with a universal right to health care certain disease treatment outcomes are worse than the United States. The US 5-year survival rate for all cancers is 64.6%, compared to 51.6% in Europe. [26] The United States also has a higher 5-year survival rate than Canada. [90] Studies have found that US cancer screening rates are higher than those in Canada [90] and 10 European countries with universal health care including France, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.

    Lowers doctors earnings - In Britain and Canada, where there is a universal right to health care, physicians have incomes 30% lower than US doctors. Any lowering of doctor payments in the United States could reduce the number of young people entering the medical profession, leading to a doctor shortage.

    Overuse and abuse healthcare resources - When people are provided with universal health care and are not directly responsible for the costs of medical services, they may utilize more health resources than necessary, a phenomenon known as "moral hazard."

    Right to Health is not included as an explicit fundamental right in the Indian Constitution. Most provisions related to health are in Part-IV {Directive Principles}. These are:
    Article 38 says that the state will secure a social order for the promotion of welfare of the people - not the provision of welfare

  • Less is better

    Less government oversight for anything is better. There of course should be laws to provide governance over the health care industry, but the government shouldn't be involved in providing health care. The free market and competition should be allowed to work. Competition is what keeps costs down and in check.

  • Why why why

    Why is government even in the "health insurance" business, when they aren't involved with our other insurances such as car or home? We are able to choose our own providers in cars and home so WHY are they involved with HEALTH? Doesn't make $en$e to me. Guess I'm "Clueless". EXPLANATION PLEASE.

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