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reply to post by Destinyone
I am sorry, but I have seen with my own two eyes, people collecting food stamps with the newest phones and getting into freaking $40,000 dollar cars. So I am sorry if these people who qualify for food stamps can have those luxuries, then yeah they damn well BETTER have health insurance. Why should they have a $700 dollar cell phone, a $40,000 dollar car, and an Ipad at the food stamp office, and then expect us to pay for their healthcare if they get sick and do not have insurance.
CLEARLY, I do NOT mean this is typical of all people who get food stamps, because it is not. However, when I see 5 or 6 people out of lets say 30 with these kinds of luxuries, it makes me think, yeah you really need food stamps. Also you really need to have more kids, the 3 you have just are not enough!
edit on 13-3-2014 by kurthall because: added
I see... so we should willingly sacrifice our quality of life for his spectacularly stupid idea.
Nope.... This is NOT how to get people to buy your BS. I'm far from sold.
We all pay taxes. Honestly, where does the money come from when someone who didn't have medical insurance who suddenly becomes very sick or badly injured (yes, this is real life, and this happens), goes to the emergency room but has no insurance and no means to pay?
Much better in my opinion if more people are insured and there aren't such complications with so many uninsured folks showing up at the ER.
Yea I doubt this happened but even if it did, you must have been eating way more than two candy bars a year, I mean whats that 3 dollars a year at the most for a regular size candy bar. I agree something with that budget was wayyyyyy off. You couldn't afford the house either way.
Some people have a strange outlook, I am from
the the UK we have the NHS which is free at
point of use is not really free as we pay National
Insurance on our wages which works out at
about 9% approx.
We already had Medicaid and Medicare for the needy, people who could truly not afford medical care. If you go to the hospital, you are never denied medical care, and if you qualify, you are instantly signed up for Medicaid, which is a state level benefit. If you have a serious illness, you also get Medicare, a Federal benefit.
You are right it's not the governments place to prioritize your life. Just like it's not the governments place to bail you out when you go bankrupt because you had hospital bills you couldn't afford.
Again, I don't agree with Obamacare (though it was nice to learn I couldn't be passed over and that the most I could be charged out of pocket annually was around $7k for medical expenses) but I don't think Obama is wrong to state that medical insurance is more important than cable TV (I have lived without it happily most of my life) a cell phone (I really don't need to be able to check ATS when I'm pooping in a store) or obscene car payments/credit card debt/a house that I can't afford.